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.