“Ivy R. Taylor chosen as new Mayor for San Antonio”

“I know that we all agree that we want a strong city. We want to have strong, safe neighborhoods. We want to enjoy a prosperous economy. We want a city where our children can thrive and where all of us as individuals can pursue the things we are passionate about — as well as act out our faith.”

On July 22, 2014, Ivy R. Taylor was appointed to serve as Mayor of San Antonio. Mayor Taylor’s pledge is to work with everyone to make San Antonio a great city. 

Mayor Taylor was appointed by the San Antonio City Council to fulfill Julian Castro’s unexpired term as Mayor. Prior to her appointment, Mayor Taylor served as the District 2 City Council Representative. Ivy R. Taylor was elected to serve as the District 2 Representative on June 13, 2009 and served two and a half terms for a total of five years.

Mayor Taylor is only the second woman to serve in the role. Lila Cockrell became the city’s first female mayor in 1975.

Mayor Taylor’s six years as a city employee, five years as a councilwoman, undergraduate degree from Yale University and graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have prepared her for serving as Mayor of San Antonio.


 

Biography

Mayor Taylor began her career working for the City of San Antonio in the Housing and Community Development Department and the Neighborhood Action Department.

Accomplishments

"The experiences I’ve had have prepared me for this opportunity. I am excited about serving as team leader for the City Council and as the “face” of San Antonio.”