South Texas Mayors stress collaboration on regional issues

Published on November 06, 2023

Office of the Mayor Ron Nirenberg     

SAN ANTONIO (November 6, 2023) — Members of the South Texas Alliance of Cities met here today to discuss common issues faced across the region, including economic development, workforce training, housing affordability, and environmental projects. 

“Bringing South Texas together is our strength, and our unity is the key to addressing the challenges of our rapidly growing region. Together, we’ll build a brighter future for all our communities,” said Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza Jr., Alliance chair.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said, “South Texas cities share many common issues and interests, including rapid population and economic growth. Our goal is to advance mutual interests by collaborating and joining in a unified approach. We examined some of our mutual issues in detail during today’s meeting.”

Monday’s gathering was the third meeting of the alliance, which was officially formed in May at a meeting in Harlingen.

The South Texas mayors met with NADBank officials, heard about San Antonio’s Ready to Work program, and discussed border issues virtually with Homeland Security and White House officials. 

The group also toured Brooks, Port San Antonio and conducted a site visit at the Towne Twin Village affordable housing project.