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About Gyna
 
Gyna M. Bivens is running for Fort Worth City Council District 5 with a focus on the following key issues:
JOBS AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CONNECTING SENIOR CITIZENS
PROMOTING USE OF STRATEGIC PLANNING TO HELP CITIZENS IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH CODE, POLICE AND PUBLIC WORKD
 
She is the President and Executive Director of North Texas LEAD, a nonprofit that connects job seekers with its 27 member employers.  Most of her professional career has been in news and communications.   As a news reporter, she always covered the City Hall beat.  She worked as a radio reporter at KKDA-AM, KBOX-KMEZ and KRLD.   She has worked at KCBD-TV (Lubbock, Texas) and KMOL-TV (San Antonio, Texas). 
 
Four years after being appointed to run the City of San Antonio’s Public Information Office, she returned to her hometown of Fort Worth in November 1986.   
 
In 1998, Gyna became the first African American corporate spokesperson for TXU Electric and Gas (later known as Oncor Electric Delivery).   She was later promoted to the position of Area Manager and managed company relationships with a number of municipalities.   She has been with LEAD since 2006. 
 
She has served on a number of civic and municipal boards and was twice elected Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for The Fort Worth Transportation Authority.   News of her decision to run was published in a February 28, 2013 Star-Telegram article:
http://blogs.star-telegram.com/politex/2013/02/the-city-council-race-for-southeast-fort-worths-district-5-has-gone-three-way-with-longtime-broadcaster-turned-nonprofit.html
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