Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry
San Diego City Council – District 1
Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry represents San Diego City Council District 1 and serves as chair of the Council Committee on Budget and Government Efficiency. 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. Barbara is working to keep San Diego safe, clean, and prosperous.