On May 11, 2013, Rebecca J. Viagran was elected to serve City Council District 3.
Rebecca is proud to be from a family whose history extends over 200 years in San Antonio and South Texas and has a long legacy of service to the community she currently serves. She resides in the same neighborhood where she grew up while attending St. Leo’s Catholic School and Providence High School.
After high school, Rebecca attended Texas State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography – Urban and Regional Planning. Desiring to make an impact in San Antonio city government, she returned to her hometown after graduating from college to work as a city council aide. Her focus was working with neighborhood associations and constituent services.
Aside from being directly involved with city government, Rebecca also has experience working with community organizations and volunteering for important causes. She served the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of External Affairs and worked as the Director of Government and Community Relations for Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT).
Volunteerism has played a central role in Rebecca’s career path. Affected by the events of September 11, Rebecca volunteered in New York City at Ground Zero. She also worked as an international missionary in Spain. Because issues concerning women and children have always been important to her, she has served on the board of directors of Voices for Children-San Antonio and was appointed to the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Rebecca earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from St. Mary’s University and has since returned to her alma mater to teach as an adjunct professor in Political Science. She also assists in maintaining her family’s small business, established by her parents in 1986 in District 3.
Councilwoman Viagran was appointed to serve as chair of the City’s Public Safety Committee, and she currently sits on the following council committees: Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, and High Profiles Contracts. She also serves on the Alamo Area Council of Government’s Committee of Six.
Former Mayor Julian Castro named Councilwoman Viagran to serve as the City Council's Liaison for the San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Nomination.
She is proud to be serving the constituency that helped nurture, form, and educate her.