Councilmember Barbara Bry
Councilmember Barbara Bry represents San Diego City Council District 1, which includes the communities of Carmel Valley, Del Mar Heights, Del Mar Mesa, La Jolla, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines, and University City. Barbara is chair of the Committee on Budget and Government Efficiency, vice chair of Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods and is a member of both the Committee on Rules and the Committee on Economic Development and Intergovernmental relations.
Barbara Bry is a high-tech entrepreneur and community leader who worked her way through college and grad school, earning a Master’s Degree in Business from Harvard. Barbara was on the founding team of several local high-tech companies, including ProFlowers.com, which has created hundreds of local jobs.
A leader in the San Diego business community, Barbara taught entrepreneurship at UCSD and founded Athena San Diego, an organization that supports the advancement of women in the tech and life science sectors. As a business journalist, she has also spotlighted the vibrant small business community that supports our city’s economy and was honored as Small Business Journalist of the Year for San Diego and Imperial Counties by the Small Business Administration.
Barbara has deep roots in the community and has lived in San Diego for 35 years. She is married to Neil Senturia, raised her two daughters here, and is a proud grandmother. She served as President of the Board of the Children's Museum of San Diego and as Vice Chair of the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation. She was also a two-time Bobby Sox team manager for her daughters.
As a high-tech entrepreneur, Barbara will bring an enterprising and relentless mindset to City Hall to keep San Diego safe, clean and prosperous. Barbara will work to create more good paying jobs and help small businesses grow, so that we can invest in maintaining San Diego’s quality of life by fixing our streets; protecting our beaches, bays, and parks; and conserving our water supply.