My commitment is for job growth that is practical and sensible. I am committed to working with Workforce Alamo Solutions, SA Works, Alamo Colleges and other nonprofits. Our work with these nonprofits will increase job opportunities and raise awareness. My plan includes working with other councilmembers and staff to improve our district’s access to resources.
The heart of any thriving community is feeling safe and secure. My plans include increasing funding to nonprofits. These nonprofits will focus on issues such as domestic violence as well as programs that keep our children safe and secure. I will work hard to improve our city sidewalks, roads and our city’s sewage system which is a public
The heart of any thriving community is feeling safe and secure. My plans include increasing funding to nonprofits. These nonprofits will focus on issues such as domestic violence as well as programs that keep our children safe and secure. I will work hard to improve our city sidewalks, roads and our city’s sewage system which is a public safety issue. I pledge to work with each Neighborhood Association to address their needs.
COVID-19 has wrecked our small businesses and these are critical to our city. I will work with city staff to increase business grants, loans and opportunities for small minority businesses. My plan is to work with community groups to increase and strengthen outreach to small businesses.
Anthony Gres, the grandson of an immigrant, was raised in the Westside of San Antonio. He lives in the childhood home he grew up in. After graduating from Sidney Lanier High School, he went on to receive his Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree here in the Alamo City at the University of Incarnate Word.
Anthony and his wife Christine have been married for close to eight years and together they have two beautiful daughters. He and his family have a deep commitment to his community and the strength behind his campaign message of "building a better community."
Anthony’s produce business, A&A Concepts LLC, is located in the heart of the Westside. When COVID hit it was hard, but Anthony kept his employees and has been paying them above minimum wage. In the midst of COVID, Anthony has also kept his Second Chance Program going. He created this program about eight years ago with the goal of providing ex-cons a job, a second chance at life. He believes that everyone in the community deserves a second chance in life particularly during these difficult times. Anthony wants to make sure these businesses can survive COVID.
Anthony’s compassion for his community is evident in his countless charitable contributions. For the past eight years he has prepared Thanksgiving meals and held Christmas toy giveaways. His largest food donation was in 2013 when he worked with Church Under the Bridge to feed the homeless. Pre-COVID-19, Anthony fed over 350 people at Alazán Apache Courts and raffled over 10 hams and several gifts. His heart is in his community, here in District 5. Anthony is running for City Council District 5 to build a better community.