District 1 - Joe Alderete, Jr.
Joe Alderete, Jr. is an intergovernmental affairs consultant who advises on a variety of city, county, and state-related issues. A life-long resident of San Antonio, he has served his community in various capacities for 38 years. He served on the San Antonio City Council for eight years, from 1977-1985, and has served on the boards of Catholic Charities, the San Antonio River Oversight Committee, Westside YMCA, Assumption Seminary and the San Fernando Historic Civic Center Committee. He helped raise $3.5 million for Woodlawn Lake park and helped raise $2.8 million for the Westside YMCA.
He served as a member of the Bexar County committee which passed the successful $500 million visitors tax for city/county improvements at no cost to local taxpayers. He was Vice Chairman of the Fire and Police Pension Fund - City of San Antonio. His leadership roles have included serving as Chair of Earth Day for the City of San Antonio, Chairman of the Woodlawn Lake Planning Team, Chairman of the First City Conference of Neighborhood Associations and Vice-Chairman of the Bexar Appraisal District. Alderete is also a member of the Alamo Colleges Foundation Board.