About Mayor Dan Reese
Mayor Reese was elected in November 2017 and sworn into office during the City Council meeting on November 20, 2017. He was re-elected in 2019 and 2021.
Mayor Reese moved to Windcrest with his family in 1998. He is married to Francie Reese they have two sons, Christopher and Sean, who both graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and currently live and work in Austin.
Mayor Reese served 23 years in the Air Force and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was an instructor navigator/bombardier in B-52, FB-11, and T-43 aircraft at multiple locations. He served six years at the Pentagon prior to his assignment to Randolph Air Force Base as an instructor and retired from the Air Force in 2001.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation from Louisiana Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
He was elected to the City Council of Windcrest twice. While he was on City Council, the City was able to convert what was a dead mall (Windsor Park Mall) into the headquarters for Rackspace.
He began volunteering with Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department (WFVD) in 2003. Dan was selected as the fourth Fire Chief for the City of Windcrest in 2008 and served the Windcrest Fire Department until 2013. During his tenure as Fire Chief, the WVFD was selected as the Emergency Management System (EMS) First Responder Unit of the Year for the State of Texas (2010). The Fire Department also achieved status as a certified Fire Department under the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, a status normally only held by paid Fire Departments.
In 2013 Mayor Reese was selected as the Training Coordinator in charge of the San Antonio College First Responders Academy and continues in that capacity.