Isabel will be the first openly LGBTQ Latina on the Houston City Council
Isabel is a Community Organizer and is proud to have served on the City of Houston’s Planning Commission, an appointed-board tasked with creating sustainable growth and development across Houston. Chosen as a fellow of the New Leaders’ Council in 2016 and elected as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors in 2018, Isabel also strives to mentor Houston’s future leaders, providing them with the skills and networks to affect positive change for their communities. She has served on the boards of the League of Women’s Voters, the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board, as well as the Mayor’s Housing Transition Team. She currently serves as the co-coordinator of the University of Texas’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Graduate School Alumni’s Houston Chapter and the class coordinator of the St. Agnes Alumni Association.
Isabel has been honored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the New Leaders’ Council, the League of Women Voters and Latino Leaders Magazine. In 2018, she was awarded the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Female of Executive of the Year, the youngest and first LGBTQ award recipient. Isabel is proud to have held positions with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), The Office of State Senator Sylvia R. Garcia and the Office of State Representative Jessica Farrar. Her previous work experience includes political campaigns and working for elected officials in the Houston area, with a focus on Latino and LGBT community organizing.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Isabel will be the first openly LGBTQ Latina on the Houston City Council