Ivalis most recently served as Chief of Staff to Mayor Ron Nirenberg and brings 15 years of experience to AVDP. We are thrilled to have Ivalis join our team, her talent will be an added benefit to our clients needs.
While serving as Chief of Staff, Ivalis helped lead the City Council’s recommitment to the Edward’s Aquifer Protection Program, Storm Uri response, strategic housing implementation, City Council Redistricting Committee and the SA: Ready to Work initiative, providing job training for the high-paying jobs in demand. She was also named the 2021 40 under 40 “Woman of the Year” by the San Antonio Business Journal for her role in organizing our community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to her role as chief of staff, Ivalis worked in community engagement for our world champion San Antonio Spurs – working with schools, nonprofits, and local government to bring our players to our residents. She continued her work at the San Antonio River Authority, working with out local and state government on our world class mission reach and museum reach river expansion projects.
Ivalis is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and St. Mary’s University School of Law. She understands the value of organizing and coalition building and couples it with her passion for public policy. The combination of these leadership skills has made Ivalis a critical contributor to major community initiatives, serving on the boards of Healthy Futures of Texas, the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, and the Martinez Street Women’s Center.