Jessica Bega, elected to represent Ward 1 in 2014, grew up in Elgin and is an Elgin High School graduate. She earned a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Southwest Texas State University. Her family, life-long Elginites, are active members of the community and in Elgin’s public schools. Jessica has spent more than 20 years in the educational learning industry. She is currently an Assistant Director of Project Management in the Office of Strategy and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. Jessica also serves as a member of the Elgin Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, TIRZ Board of Directors, Elgin ISD's Community Advisory Council, and CAPCOG's Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee representing the City of Elgin.