If you live in Southeast Austin, here’s how you can reach your City Council member:
District 2 Council Member Delia Garza
Who she is:
Delia Garza, who joined the council in 2014 and was reelected in 2016, is a Texas A&M grad who started her career as one of Austin’s first female Mexican-American firefighters, primarily at fire station 17 at South First Street and Ben White Boulevard. She earned posts on the executive board and political action committee of the Austin Firefighter Association, Local 975, and she represented firefighters during two contract negotiating cycles.
After six years with the fire department, Garza left to attend Gonzaga University School of Law and was later hired by the Texas Attorney General’s office, where she worked in the Child Support Division. She has served on several boards and committees, including Hermanos de East Austin and the Dove Springs Recreation Center Advisory Board.
What committees she’s on:
- Health and Human Services (vice chair)
- Austin Energy
Who’s on her staff:
- Katherine Nicely: chief of staff
- Brian McGiverin: policy aide
- Eric Oeur: constituent liaison
- Jackie Goodman: community liaison and special projects coordinator
How to reach her office:
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays