Juany Garza is the first elected Hispanic Alderwoman in Aurora, coming into office in April 2005. Born on December 3, 1954 in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Alderwoman Garza came to the United States in 1971.
Alderwoman Garza received her degree as an elementary teacher in Mexico and now is a successful business woman. Alderwoman Garza is the president of J&G Insurance in Villa Park.
Alderwoman Garza has been serving communities since 1978, when she volunteered at her daughter's kindergarten school in 1978. Since then, Alderwoman Garza has been involved in several organizations, including:
- New Horizons - 1979 to 1980; an organization that focuses on improving literacy within the Hispanic community.
- Kiwanis Club - 1982 to1987; a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis focuses on the special needs of children, from prenatal development to age five.
- Cermak Road Chamber of Commerce and Industry - 1987 to 2004; Alderman Garza served for 4 years as the treasurer.
- LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) - 1987 to 2004; whose mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, and the health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
- Hispanic Civic Alliance of Illinois - 2002 to 2005
- Community United for the 21st Century - 2005 to 2006
Alderwoman Garza is the Chairperson on the Infrastructure and Technology Committee (I&T) and member of the Public Health, Safety, and Transportation (PHST) Committee.
Alderwoman Garza has three children: Marbella, Ricardo, and Hafid; and is the loving grandmother of Isabel Duran, Madelyne Eve Muniz, Roman Muniz, Ben Cristobal, and Jacob Cristobal.