ROSE CARDONA HARGRAVE, ESQ.

ATTORNEY, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PUBLIC SERVANT

Board Member - Hill Country Conservancy, 2021-2023

Mayor - Sunset Valley, 2012-2020

Councilmember - Sunset Valley, 2009-2012

Attorney, 2008-current

Protection of public outdoor space and my love of horses brought me to Sunset Valley in 2008. I moved to 78745 in 2001 and spent the years in between shopping in Sunset Valley, working downtown, teaching riding lessons in Bear Creek and waiting for an opportunity to live in SV.

 

My professional areas of expertise are business operations, budget management, contract negotiations, collaborative law and human resources. I am the owner of a boutique law firm, open since 2009 and currently devote most of my working hours to providing in-house Counsel and executive operation work on a contract and temporary basis for start-ups and small businesses.

 

My husband is a design-build architect and general contractor, currently working on custom homes and hotels in the Austin area. I have attended every City Council meeting except the two following the births of my daughters in 2015 and 2016 and am committed to do the same if elected to serve in a Council seat.

 

Sunset Valley should have transparency and accountability in its leadership to keep Sunset Valley moving forward. Sunset Valley will continue to be the best place to live in the Austin area because its residents will hold the elected officials accountable for what the community wants and needs!.

 

Education

  • J.D.; Licensed to practice law in Texas; Collaborative Law Certification

 

Experience

  • Hill Country Conservancy Board Member, 2021-2023

  • Sunset Valley, 2009-Current (Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, Council Member; Chair of Planning & Environmental and Public Safety Committees; Budget and Finance Committee)

  • Criminal and Immigration Justice (varied entities), 2004-2009

  • Additional volunteerism from 1995 forward in US and abroad

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