Phyllis Viagran was born and raised on the Southside of San Antonio, spending childhood helping the family’s trophy shop and interacting with District 3 residents from all walks of life. From the beginning the District 3 Councilmember has had a passion for the community and the drive to give back to it.
Phyllis holds bachelor's degrees in Political Science and History from Texas Tech University and proudly served as Champlain and pledge leader for the Sigma Phi Lambda sorority. After graduating, and a return to San Antonio to teach in Castroville, the Councilmember earned a master's degree in Bicultural Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio and began to teach on the Southside. Hired by the San Antonio Police Department as a Community Service Specialist in 2009, job duties included working with individuals involved in domestic family violence. In 2016, she began to work for Visit SA as the Destination Services Coordinator, and in 2018 was promoted to Membership Sales Coordinator. A furloughed due to the pandemic in June 2020, led to work for Older Adults Technology Services as a Community Outreach Coordinator and Trainer, and service on the non-profit boards of Brooks Gives Back and The Rape Crisis Center prior to taking office.
Phyllis was elected in June of 2021 and is currently serving a first term as City Councilwoman.