By Morgan Montalvo
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg today speaks to a group pf policymakers and corporate executives about a subject near to his heart: fatherhood.Nirenberg is addressing the state's third annual Texas Fatherhood Summit in Austin, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The gathering is sponsored by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and brings together hundreds of public- and private.sector decision makers interested in supporting fathers by promoting family-oriented programs and venues.
The mayor tells News Radio 1200 WOAI he'll share examples of how the Alamo City supports families "from things like Target '90 to S.A.2020, now S.A.Tomorrow, about how we can build a healthy community - from green spaces, to economic development, to the way we interact and interface with our educational community."
Nirenberg says communities can ensure their future viability and vibrancy by incorporating family-focused elements into planning and design.
"Cities must provide infrastructure and environmental amenities that foster family well-being, and that's really the 'true north' for what we do as a city here in San Antonio," he says. "As fathers, as mothers, as parents, but also as a community that cares about well-being of our families."