Councilmember Alan Warrick II, San Antonio, Texas
How are you involved in NLC?
- Young Elected Leaders Network (YEL)
- National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO)
Why did you decide to run for office?
After living in many urban areas as a youth I was able to witness the changes that take place in impoverished communities. I made the decision to become a part of the change in my hometown.
What are your main objectives while in office?
"Four Zeros:" Zero vacant houses, zero stray dogs, zero murders, and zero unemployment.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
You can never be overdressed or over educated.
What is the best part of serving as Councilmember of San Antonio?
Seeing immediate change happen in individual's lives.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Lifting as He Climbs.
What is your guilty pleasure?
What should NLC members know about San Antonio?
San Antonio is the tourist capital of Texas and a place of note for burgeoning craft beers. It’s become a Foodie destination. Most importantly, San Antonio is the home of the 2019 NLC City Summit.
If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing professionally?
I would continue to manage my nonprofit, which focuses on employment opportunities for citizens with disabilities in the states of Texas and Louisiana.