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Joe Izbrand was elected Alderman Place 1 in November, 2019.
Prior to his election, he served on the Castle Hills Zoning Commission from
2011-2019 including seven years as chairman.
Mr. Izbrand has previous municipal government service as a city
council member in the City of Olmos Park from 2006-2010. His experience has
included police, fire, administration and public works budgeting, economic
development programming, and capital projects and infrastructure planning.
Mr. Izbrand is a long-time resident of San Antonio. He attended
St. Gregory the Great Elementary School and Winston Churchill High School. He
received an A.A. Degree in Radio-Television-Film from San Antonio College and
was awarded a B.A. Degree in Political Science from The University of Texas at
San Antonio in 1981.
Mr. Izbrand is an award-winning broadcast journalist and enjoyed
a twenty-year career in news reporting prior to transitioning to executive positions
in public relations, advertising/branding and marketing.
In 2012, he joined The University of Texas at San Antonio as
Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing. He has since assumed
additional community engagement responsibilities and serves as Associate Vice
President for Strategic Communications and External Affairs.
Mr. Izbrand has been married to fellow long-time San Antonio
resident Shirley “Sig” Izbrand for 32 years. They have two children, Noah, age
24, and Ben, age 17.