City of Austin - Economic Development Office
JUANY TORRES is a bilingual public affairs professional with extensive experience in local, state and federal government, as well as at Fortune 500 companies. She has a demonstrated track record of successfully identifying, recruiting, and managing diverse stakeholders to support major initiatives. Juany has worked at the Obama White House as part of the Domestic Policy Council, at Google Inc., on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, and on a number of local electoral races in Texas before her most recent role as a public policy fellow in Mayor Steve Adler’s office in Austin, TX.
She is the oldest daughter of Mexican immigrants and a first generation American. Juany received her B.A from Stanford University and M.A from University of Texas-Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Austin’s population growth has caused real estate prices and property taxes to spike. Many Black and Latinx residents are being squeezed out of their homes and businesses. In an effort to preserve neighborhoods, FUSE will work with the Economic Development Department and the community to push traditional boundaries around redevelopment. By developing and implementing new policies and tools, Austin will promote affordable and sustainable communities that combat gentrification and displace as few residents from their homes as possible.