Volume 17, Issue 4- Friday, January 25, 2019Optional Link
Bonnen announces Texas House committee assignments
Texas Speaker Dennis Bonnen this week announced Texas House committee assignments for the 86th Legislature. Bonnen appointed 12 Democrats and 22 Republicans to lead committees and decreased the number of committees from 38 to 34 to try to increase efficiency. 

Below is a list of the assignments of chair for the House committees: 

Agriculture & Livestock Chair: Drew Springer 
Appropriations Chair: John Zerwas 
Business & Industry Chair: Trey Martinez Fischer 
Calendars Chair: Four Price 
Corrections Chair: James White 
County Affairs Chair: Garnet Coleman 
Criminal Jurisprudence Chair: Nicole Collier 
Culture, Recreation & Tourism Chair: John Cyrier 
Defense & Veterans' Affairs Chair: Dan Flynn 
Elections Chair: Stephanie Klick 
Energy Resources Chair: Chris Paddie 
Environmental Regulation Chair: J.M. Lozano 
General Investigating Chair: Morgan Meyer 
Higher Education Chair: Chris Turner (of Tarrant) 
Homeland Security & Public Safety Chair: Poncho Nevarez 
House Administration Chair: Charlie Geren 
Human Services Chair: James Frank 
Insurance Chair: Eddie Lucio III 
International Relations & Economic Development Chair: Rafael Anchia 
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Chair: Jeff Leach 
Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Chair: Harold Dutton 
Land & Resource Management Chair: Tom Craddick 
Licensing & Administrative Procedures Chair: Tracy King (of Uvalde) 
Local & Consent Calendars Chair: Geanie W. Morrison 
Natural Resources Chair: Lyle Larson 
Pension, Investments & Financial Services Chair: Jim Murphy 
Public Education Chair: Dan Huberty 
Public Health Chair: Senfronia Thompson (of Harris) 
Redistricting Chair: Phil King (of Parker) 
Resolutions Calendars Chair: Ryan Guillen 
State Affairs Chair: Dade Phelan 
Transportation Chair: Terry Canales 
Urban Affairs Chair: Angie Chen Button 
Ways & Means Chair: Dustin Burrows 

Now that assignments have been announced in the House and Senate, legislation can begin to move through the lower chamber as bills are referred to committees.
Emmett  joins SPI 's consulting team 
Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) welcomes Ed Emmett, former Harris County Judge, as its newest Senior Consultant. 

Ed Emmett
Emmett has an enviable history of public service. He has excelled in elected offices at multiple levels of government. He served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987. In that position, he was chairman of the Committee on Energy, a member of the Transportation Committee, and represented the state on numerous national boards and committees relating to energy and transportation policy.  

In 1989, President George H. W. Bush nominated Emmett as a Commissioner at the Interstate Commerce Commission. After being confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate, Judge Emmett served on the commission for three years. 

He became Harris County Judge on March 6, 2007 and served until 2019. Ed received international recognition for his work in transportation and logistics policy. He was named Transportation Person of the Year by Transportation Clubs International and one of the Top 20 Logistics Professionals by Logistics Forum. 

County Judge Emmett, working with the county commissioners, managed the nation's third largest county. He also served as director of Harris County's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, chairman of the Harris County Juvenile Board and chairman of the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee. View more about Emmett here
Crawford named executive director of DIR
Amanda "Mandy" Crawford has been selected as the executive director of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). Crawford is currently the deputy attorney general for administration and general counsel at the Office of the Texas Attorney General (OAG). 

Crawford began her career with the OAG in 1999 and has moved through the ranks as a public information coordinator, deputy division chief and then division chief for the Open Records Division. She also served as the associate deputy attorney general for legal counsel and general counsel. 

Crawford replaces former DIR Executive Director Stacey Napier. Napier accepted a position as vice chancellor for Governmental Relations at the University of Texas System in November 2018. 
Paredes to resign as commissioner on Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Raymund Paredes
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Thursday announced the resignation of Higher Education Commissioner Raymund A. Paredes, effective Aug. 31. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is charged with overseeing higher education institutions in their goal delivering high quality and affordable higher education to residents of this state. Paredes joined the Coordinating Board in 2004 and is the longest serving executive officer in a single state, according to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. 
Stuart W. Stedman, chair of the coordinating board said he plans to lead the search for a new commissioner for higher education. 

Previously a vice chancellor for Academic Development at the University of California in Los Angeles, Paredes was also a special assistant to the president of the University of California System and a director of creativity and culture at the Rockefeller Foundation.
League City to ask voters to approve $145M in bonds
City council members in League City voted to schedule a $145 million bond election in May to spend on projects to improve drainage and mobility concerns. The city will ask voters to approve $73 million for drainage projects and $72 million to improve mobility. 

The proposed drainage projects include adding detention ponds and expanding existing drainage ponds in at least three of the most flood-prone areas- Bay Colony, Brittany Bay and Dove Meadows. Projects to improve mobility in the city include extending North Landing and providing matching funds for Texas Department of Transportation projects on League City Parkway and three farm-to-market roads- FM 517, FM 270 and FM 146.
Strategic Partnerships salutes Texas' Lone Stars
Karen Bondy, General Manager, Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority
Karen Bondy

Career Highlights and Education: My career has focused on developing major water infrastructure projects, including new reservoirs, pipelines and water treatment plants, to meet regional needs. I was named General Manager of Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) in August 2018. BCRUA is a tri-city partnership of Round Rock, Cedar Park and Leander to provide water supply for this fast-growing region. Prior to that I was with LCRA as the Sr. Vice President of Water Resources and before that I was with a water and wastewater engineering consulting company. I was raised as an Air Force brat and lived all over the place, but settled in Austin to attend UT. There I received my bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and master's degree in Environmental Health Engineering, and am a Texas Professional Engineer. Last year I was proud to have been selected by the Texas Governor's Office for the Outstanding Women in Texas Government Outstanding Management Award.

What I like best about my public service is: People care deeply about their drinking water. Water seems simple, but it's actually very complex. I enjoy building public trust that allows people to feel confident that they are being provided a safe, reliable, cost-effective water supply.

The best advice I've received for my current job is: Good communication is the key to successful partnerships.

Advice you would give a new hire in your office: Safety is our top priority. We want to be sure that everyone goes home safely to their family each day and comes back to work the next day.

If I had the opportunity to leave work early, I could probably be found: Picking up my daughters from school.

People would be surprised to know that I: am an avid hiker. I met my husband in Big Bend National Park, we then got married there, and now we bring our twin daughters there every year.

One thing I wish more people knew about the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority: BCRUA provides water for some of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. It is vitally important for the economic future of this region and to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for residents.
Anahuac chosen as location for criminal justice center/jail
The Chambers County Commissioners Court has approved plans to construct a criminal justice center and jail complex in Anahuac. The chosen property is located next to the historic courthouse on Washington Avenue. Commissioners also approved soliciting bids for an architectural firm that would provide an updated estimate of costs for the project. 

The current county jail is over 26 years old and is showing its age. The facility is also at 80 percent capacity. The proposed jail would house 240 beds while the law enforcement center would include courtrooms, offices for the county clerks, jury rooms, address medical and mental health needs of inmates, have room for female inmates and provide for growth. In addition, it would be attached to the jail, so inmates would no longer have to walk out in the street to the courtroom. Commissioners are estimating about $85 million for the project and will be addressing funding, which includes the possibility of holding a bond election.
Austin to seek proposals to redevelop three city-owned properties
Austin city officials may seek proposals in March to redevelop three of four city-owned properties. The three properties to begin the redevelopment process are the former Austin Energy site on Justin Lane, a former home improvement store on East St. Johns Avenue and the former HealthSouth property in the downtown area, according to Rebecca Giello, interim director of the Economic Development Department. City council members in March are expected to consider approval of the request for proposals (RFP) for the 5.5-acre site on Justin Lane. During the same time, the site on East St. Johns Avenue will most likely be handled by the same vendor to lead community input and solicit an RFP from private real estate developers. 

Community meetings were held for the Justin Lane project and the community indicated support for affordable housing, artist spaces, parkland and some mixed-use development. City staff members are meeting with residents and community leaders near the site on East St. Johns Avenue, where much of the discussion has been on a space for arts and other organizations. Staff has previously issued a request for information on the downtown HealthSouth site, the first step for the city to issue an RFP this year.
Pamerleau takes formal oath as U.S. Marshall
Susan Llewellyn Pamerleau
In a formal ceremony in San Antonio led by Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, U.S. Marshall Susan Llewellyn Pamerleau, a retired Air Force major general and former sheriff in Bexar County, was sworn in as the 33rd U.S. Marshall in the Western District of Texas. Pamerleau retired as director of Personnel Force Management for the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon in 2001. She also served as a vice president and senior vice president for an insurance firm in San Antonio until 2007. She won election as sheriff in Bexar County in 2012 and was defeated when she sought re-election in 2016. Her duties in the marshall's office include managing 150 deputy marshalls. 

President Donald Trump nominated Pamerleau in April and her appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August. She took a quick oath in Washington so she could immediately begin work and then took a second oath in September, also administered by Garcia, to ensure she was legally serving as the U.S. marshal. The Marshall's Service of the U.S. Justice Department is responsible for security of U.S. Judges, the U.S. Courthouse, apprehension of fugitives and forfeiture of assets. Formed in 1845, the Western District of Texas includes San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Midland/Odessa, Del Rio and Waco.
Lone Star College System purchasing land for Magnolia Satellite Center
Lone Star College (LSC) System officials have agreed to spend $3 million to buy land for a new facility. The Magnolia Satellite Center will cost $28.9 million - including the $3 million for the land - and will be built at 505 Farm-to-Market Road 1486, across the street from the Magnolia West High School campus. College officials also agreed to solicit proposals for a construction manager at risk by the first quarter of 2019. An architect has been selected for the project. 

Once the designs for the project are finalized, construction is estimated to begin at the beginning of 2020 with a completion by summer 2020. Current plans are to build the 65,000 square-foot facility with classrooms, labs and shared learning spaces to offer general education and workforce programs. The new satellite center is being funded with proceeds from a $485 million bond proposal approved in 2014. The LSC-Magnolia Center is currently located in a temporary site where students and parents can access services such as admissions, advising and financial aid. The temporary center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 18423 FM 1488, Suite C, Magnolia, TX 77354.
Denton County Transportation Authority seeking proposals for mobility services
Officials of the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) are requesting proposals from firms for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to provide mobility choices for member cities, communities with contracts and large employment centers in the area. The proposed MaaS is a model that uses on-demand, real-time platform-based services and includes a combination of various methods such as sharing cars and bicycles, car rentals or leases, taxis as the need arises and offers a one-stop experience from travel planning to payments. 

The companies selected will be under contract to provide for flexible, efficient and effective mobility services and improve and supplement existing transit offerings and provide multimodal services to areas where traditional transportation options are not as effective or available. DCTA officials are encouraging taxis, microtransit companies, bike share and car share companies, developers of mobility software and any other future emerging innovations that can serve some of the categories included in the request for proposals. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Feb. 26 at the DCTA offices in Lewisville.
Del Rio to seek bids on landfill project 
Del Rio city officials expect to seek bids soon on a project to close two cells at the city's solid waste landfill. The design phase of the project was 90 percent complete in late December and should soon be ready for review and approval by city council members, according to Alejandro Garcia, the public works director. 

Work on the project should be completed in about 140 days once construction begins in late February or early spring. After a cell is filled to capacity, the same plastic liner system that was placed inside the cell during construction is placed over the top acting like a giant garbage bag keeping the trash contained and the water out to protect the environment.
TxDOT to create task force to advance development of CAV
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials are creating a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force to act as a focal point for advancing CAV in this state. Current plans are to establish a central place for information and coordination of all CAV projects, investments and initiatives, build partnerships as well as hosting industry forums and encouraging more collaboration in developing connected and autonomous vehicles. 

The goal is to increase momentum of technological advancement already addressed by the Texas Technology Task Force and the Texas Innovation Alliance as well as increase safety and increase mobility for those who need assistance to access health care and other activities, according to James Bass, executive director of TxDOT.
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Richmond joins with Fort Bend County for $130M hotel/convention center
Richmond city officials are joining with Fort Bend County Commissioners in supporting passage of legislation that would allow the city to receive the state's share of the hotel occupancy and sales taxes from business transactions within a 1,000-foot radius. Funds from this tax would support a  proposed $130 million hotel and convention center project and other ancillary facilities to be developed in a public-private partnership. City officials are working with the George Foundation to develop 336 acres of property located south of the boundaries of the city on Interstate 69 and Farm-to-Market Road 762. 

The project would require an estimated $70 million in infrastructure upgrades as the property, known as Circle Oak, is located in a flood plain and frequently floods. If the bill is passed, the city would be required to enter into an agreement with a developer before Sept. 1, 2021. The project is projected to create 1,000 construction jobs that would last about 18 months and 400 permanent jobs that city officials said would benefit nearby taxing districts, Fort Bend County and the Lamar Consolidated School District. Since 1993, state legislators have won passage of bills that permitted 37 other cities to share the benefits of the state's share of hotel occupancy taxes within certain areas.  
Regents for Texas A&M System to create nutrition institute
The Texas A&M University System voted to form the Institute for Precision Nutrition, Responsive Agriculture and Health to operate as part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The goal is to bring agriculture and human health together to lower diet-related health care costs, according to Patrick Stover, director for AgriLife Research. Current plans are to assess food quality and consumer favorites to reduce the estimated $1 trillion in costs of diet-related chronic diseases reported by nearly half of all adults in the U.S. 

The plan is to create five multidisciplinary research hubs to focus on specific roles in the areas of precision technology, data collection and analysis, responsive agriculture, human behavior and biomedical analysis to be led by faculty from AgriLife and other members of the A&M System. Current plans call for hiring 12 new faculty members for the new institute by next summer. AgriLife officials plan to use existing space to house the institute, but long-term plans are to build a new facility.
Texas Attorney General launches 'Dose of Reality' website
The Texas Attorney General's Office has launched a website to educate the public about the dangers of opioid abuse. The website, Dose of Reality, provides individuals, patients, health care providers, teachers, coaches and others with opioid-related resources in one location, allowing for quick and easy access to vital information. 

Opioids are a family of drugs that include prescription painkillers such as OxyContin as well as illegal drugs like heroin. Each day, 115 Americans die of opioid overdoses. Nationwide, there were 42,249 opioid overdoses in 2016, including 1,375 opioid-related deaths in Texas. The new website includes details on approaches to preventing opioid abuse and addiction, proper pain management, safe storage of prescription painkillers and guidelines on responding to an opioid overdose. It also features a statewide take back map of locations that accept prescription opioids for safe disposal.
Railroad Commission of Texas provides new online tool 
The Railroad Commission (RRC) of Texas launched its RRC Online Inspection Lookup (OIL) tool for searching statewide oil and gas inspection and enforcement information, including notices of violation and intentions to sever leases. For the first time in RRC history, RRC OIL allows anyone, anywhere at any time to search online records of oil and gas well inspections and violations. 

RRC OIL accesses inspection and enforcement data entered into the RRC's Inspection, Compliance, Enforcement Electronic Tracking System, which was implemented in August 2015. Users may also download data set files either statewide or by RRC district office.
Calendar of Events

The 7th Annual Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo will be held March 4-6 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Texas Government Insider readers can use promo code 100TGI to receive $100 off their registration. Register by Jan. 25 and save an additional $150. Register for the event here

Join over 1,250 senior representatives from governments, higher education institutions and leading firms in the global construction and financial markets. The conference attracts professionals from all corners of the industry and provides a valuable opportunity to facilitate new partnerships with industry peers and public sector partners. Attendees will discover new alternative project delivery methods, strategies for implementing successful P3 projects, the nuts and bolts of how deals work, and how to manage risks associated with legal and financial frameworks. 

Attendees will participate in interactive panels, workshops, and conversations specifically tailored to the needs of public agencies evaluating P3s. The conference is designed for all levels in the market including those beginning to explore P3s and seeking to better understand where alternative and accelerated project delivery methods can be applicable.

By Mary Scott Nabers, CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Although the federal government shutdown has dominated media headlines for more than a month, another subject - a cornerstone of the Trump presidential campaign - is sneaking its way back into the news. 

Trump's proposed multi-billion-dollar infrastructure plan was expected to be a signature priority during the new administration's first 100 days. Two years later, there has been little progress. Trump's promises hit a few speed bumps and then the border wall became his signature priority. 

However, shocking as it is, momentum for a new infrastructure plan appears to be growing. In her address to the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is "optimistic" an infrastructure bill will be passed this year. She told the mayors that infrastructure is one subject on which she and the President may find agreement. 

Just last week, approximately 20 high-level members of the Trump administration met with the President to discuss a potential infrastructure plan to put before Congress as soon as the shutdown ends. A 13-year program is said to be under consideration. When the President delivers his on-again, off-again (currently "off") State of the Union address, insiders say infrastructure is likely to be a significant part of his speech. 

Congressional leaders may not wait for the President to lead. Some in Congress say a State of the Union mention by the President would help to boost conversations that are already underway. Earlier this month, bipartisan legislation, the Move America Act, was filed. This bill supports infrastructure reform and incorporates some of the original Trump infrastructure plan. The bill calls for an initial funding investment to encourage public-private partnerships (P3s). It also lays out a plan for consolidating state and local funds with private capital and federal funding and incentives.   

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Garrett heading to Port San Antonio
Will Garrett
Will Garrett has resigned as director of CyberSecurity San Antonio to accept a new position as vice president and director of cybersecurity development for Port San Antonio. Garrett, who had worked for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for 12 years, help found CyberSecurity San Antonio in 2015 in a public-private partnership with the city of San Antonio and Bexar County to support workforce development in the cybersecurity industry and connect it with academia as well as increase the city's profile as a hub for cybersecurity. 

Officials of CyberSecurity San Antonio appointed Amanda Keammerer, who has served as deputy director for 13 months, as the acting director. She was previously employed by League of United Latin American Citizens, the Kaiser family foundation and as an assistant at the White House to the federal chief information officer.
Gregg County plans for new parking garage
Gregg County officials, later this year, plan to begin the design process for a two or three-story parking facility for the courthouse. Commissioners plan to pay for the new parking facility using funding from its $50 million in reserve funds. 

The court likely will hire architects and engineers later this year to begin early designs and cost estimates for the parking facility on private property across Methvin Street from the courthouse. The county expects to close on purchase of the property by June 2020.
Del Rio names Wojnowski as city manager
Matthew Wojnowski
City council members in Del Rio selected Matthew Wojnowski as the new city manager. 

Wojnoski has served as an assistant city manager in Altus, Okla. since August 2015. He previously served as the assistant director of parks and recreation in Killeen, and an assistant city manager in Temple and in Joplin, Mo.


Castillo to lead San Benito Economic Development Corporation
Rebeca Castillo
Rebeca Castillo has been selected as the new executive director for the San Benito Economic Development Corporation effective on Jan. 28. 

Castillo previously served as the chief executive officer for the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation in Brownsville and has 25 years of experience in economic development, transportation and planning in the public sector.
Robstown to seek new investors on mall property
Robstown city officials expect to seek new investors who will revitalize a retail center which now has less than half of its retail space open for business. The auction is scheduled for Feb. 5 during a foreclosure sale outside of the Nueces County Courthouse. 

City officials said they will work with the Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay as it restructures its debt, secures a new operating company and raises new capital to continue growth at the mall.
Antuna selected as Eagle Pass city manager
George Antuna
George Antuna was selected as the new city manager for Eagle Pass following a search that lasted a year. He will replace Arturo B. Rodriguez, who resigned in December 2017. Assistant City Manager Ivan Morua has been the acting city manager since Jan. 2. 

Antuna worked as the executive director of economic development and intergovernmental relations for the city of Schertz from 2007 until 2010. He also served as a policy analyst for workforce development and international relations for Lt. Gov. Rick Perry and as a director of protocol for the Texas Secretary of State.


Gresham to step up as director of utilities for Amarillo 
Jonathan Gresham
Jonathan Gresham has been hired as the director of utilities for Amarillo after working almost 20 years for the city. 

Previously an engineer assistant for Dallas from 1997 until 1999, Gresham has served as interim director of utilities since Sept. 13, 2018.  
Lerma resigning as mayor of Anthony
Martin Lerma
Citing health concerns, Mayor Martin Lerma is resigning as mayor of Anthony after serving in that post since May 2015. 

Benjamin Romero, who has served as mayor pro tem, will take over Lerma's duties until a new mayor is elected in February.
De Leon retires as city manager of Laredo
Horacio De Leon
Horacio De Leon informed Laredo City Council following an executive session that he is retiring effective immediately as city manager after serving in that position for about 18 months. 

Employed with the city for almost 26 years, De Leon in May 2017 began serving as the interim city manager after Jesus Olivares retired. Council members requested Rosario Cabello, the chief innovation officer for the city, to assume the duties of city manager, but did not appoint an interim city manager.


GOVERNOR'S APPOINTMENTS
Gov. Greg Abbott has announced the following appointments/reappointments from Jan. 18-Jan. 24

Katherine Abba, Ph.D.- Houston, Texas Early Learning Council
Sarah Abrahams
- Austin, Texas Early Learning Council 
Courtney Arbour
- Austin, Texas Early Learning Council
Travis Armstrong, Ed.D.
- Graham, Texas Early Learning Council
Weldon Beard
- Nacogdoches, Texas Early Learning Council
Terrie Breeden
- Wimberley, Texas Early Learning Council
April Crawford, Ph.D.
- Pearland, Texas Early Learning Council
Sam Eng
- Waller, Texas Early Learning Council
Alferma Giles, Ph.D.
- Richmond, Texas Early Learning Council
Melissa Horton
- Carrollton, Texas Early Learning Council
Becky Huss-Keeler, Ph.D.
- Houston, Texas Early Learning Council
Ramah Leith
- Austin, Texas Early Learning Council
Jerletha McDonald
- Arlington, Texas Early Learning Council
Dana McGrath
- Austin, Texas Early Learning Council
Jacquie Porter (Chair)
- Hutto, Texas Early Learning Council
Julie Richards
- Paige, Texas Early Learning Council
Teresa Robledo
- San Antonio, Texas Early Learning Council
Stephanie Rubin
- Austin, Texas Early Learning Council
Kierstan Schwab
- Austin, Texas Early Learning Council
June Yeatman
- Austin, Texas Early Learning Council
Angela Saucier- Pittsburg, 76th Judicial District Court
RECENT REPORTS and DATA
Texas State Auditor's Office- Texas State Agencies' and Higher Education Institutions' Workforce Summaries
Texas State Auditor's Office- Audit of Permanent School Fund's Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Statements
Texas State Auditor's Office- Report on the Delegation of Authority to State Entities to Contract for External Audit Services
Texas Legislative Budget Board- Summary of Recommendations Presentations/Senate Finance Committee
Texas Ethics Commission- Recommendations for Statutory Changes 86th Texas Legislature 
Texas Health and Human Services- Interoperability for Texas: Powering Health 2018
Texas Health and Human Services- Long Term Care Regulatory Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report
Office of the Texas Governor-Governor's Committee to Support the Military 2018 Report
Texas State Securities Board- Texas Investor Guide
JOB BOARD
Dozens of public-sector jobs are available. Click here to view all job openings and guidelines for job submissions to SPI. New jobs added this week: 
  • Department of Public Safety- DLS Support Lead
  • Department of Public Safety- Business Intel Statistician
  • Texas Department of Information Resources- IT Security Analyst III
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality- Planner IV Air Quality
  • Texas Department of Agriculture- Events Specialist
  • Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs- Performance Specialist in the Home & Homelessness Programs Division
  • Texas Education Agency- Student Attendance Auditor IV
  • Railroad Commission of Texas- Engineering Specialist II
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments- IDD Services Coordinator II
  • Texas Water Development Board- Environmental Reviewer/Natural Resources Specialist III
  • Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission- Management Analyst I/Licensing
  • Texas Commission on the Arts- TCA Program Assistant
  • Office of the Texas Governor- Grant Manager/Grant Coordinator I Criminal Justice Division
  • City of Grapevine- Benefits Administrator 
  • City of Sugar Land- Public-Private Partnerships Manager
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