Jessica Bega, elected to represent Ward 1 in 2014, grew up in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School and Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. Her family, life-long Elginites, are active members of the community and in Elgin’s public schools. Jessica has spent more than 15 years in the educational learning industry, primarily in educational technology. She is currently 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.