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HUD approves $652M for Texas counties
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $652 million to benefit unmet housing recovery needs. This is the third allocation of funding from HUD for Harvey recovery efforts, and will provide additional restoration resources for homes, businesses and infrastructure impacted by the storm. These funds, provided from the Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, will further supplement the $5 billion in recovery programs approved by HUD in June of 2018. 

The amount will be dispersed as follows: 
- $236 million added to the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) Homeowner Assistance Program to repair single family homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey; 
- $200 million added to the GLO's Affordable Rental Program for the rehabilitation, reconstruction or new construction of multifamily rental units; 
- $89.3 million additional direct allocation for Harris County programs; and 
- $89.6 million additional direct allocation for city of Houston programs. 

The GLO is currently awaiting guidance through a Federal Register notice from HUD to begin the planning process for the remaining $4.3 billion. HUD officials are still working on the rules that will dictate how the remaining disaster mitigation money can be used in Texas to help homes and neighborhood brace for future storms. Those rules are scheduled to be done by May. Then Texas would start working on a plan for how to comply with those rules, which would require additional HUD approvals. 

More than $5 billion has now been sent to Texas, including more than $1.1 billion for Harris County and $1.2 billion for Houston. Another $2.7 billion went to the other 48 counties hit by Harvey. The recent $652 million that has been approved will increase spending in Houston and Harris County by another $179 million for fixing damaged homes. That is in addition to $1.2 billion in housing aid the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has distributed to more than 170,000 Harvey victims since the storm hit in August 2017. 

On Feb. 25, President Donald Trump granted Gov. Greg Abbott's request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 33 Texas counties. This action provides access to the FEMA's Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs for impacted communities that are recovering and rebuilding following severe weather and flooding this past fall. The following counties are included in the Presidential Disaster Declaration: Archer, Baylor, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Dimmit, Edwards, Fannin, Franklin, Grimes, Haskell, Hill, Hopkins, Houston, Jones, Kimble, Kinney, Knox, Llano, Madison, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Nolan, Real, San Saba, Sutton, Throckmorton, Travis, Uvalde and Val Verde counties. 
GLO announces $100M for Homeowner Reimbursement Program
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has allocated $100 million in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) fund to reimburse homeowners for up to $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for eligible repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Residents of the 48-hurricane designated impacted counties are encouraged to apply to the Homeowner Reimbursement Program

The city of Houston and Harris County are not eligible for this program, but will have local programs available for homeowners. To be eligible for this program, the home must be the owner's primary residence and eligible repairs must have been completed prior to the application launch date of Feb. 28, 2019. Applications are anticipated to outnumber available funds, so apply as soon as possible.
Senate Committee on Finance votes on teacher salary increase
The Texas Senate Committee on Finance this week amended and approved Senate Bill 3, a bill that would give full-time classroom teachers a $5,000 raise beginning next year. The bill was amended to extend the raise to charter school teachers, and to cover the state's additional pension costs associated with the raise. School districts would not be able to lower a teacher's salary in future years to supplant the raise. 

State funding for the "classroom teacher salary allotment" would be continuous unless future lawmakers write it out of existence. Lawmakers also approved a change that would cover requisite increases in teacher pension costs due to the pay raises, bringing the cost of the bill from $3.7 billion up to about $3.9 billion. School support staff, such as bus drivers, cafeteria workers, librarians and counselors are not included in additional funding for raises.
Farley joins SPI's consulting team
Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) welcomes Robert "Bob" Farley as our newest highly-experienced external consultant.

Robert "Bob" Farley
Bob Farley- For more than 25 years, economic development expert Farley has worked closely with private-sector firms, sharing his knowledge and experience in business development strategy and expansion into new markets. That expertise, combined with his years of service in government, has given him an inimitable perspective on partnering public and private entities.  

Farley's development skills were honed as a senior vice president for a Fort Worth development firm - one of the largest real estate developers in the country. He was in charge of oversight of the firm's pre-development consulting services both domestically and internationally. He also advised both government agencies and public and private interests. Farley was previously a national practice leader for a large professional services networks and a partner in a private-sector consulting firm. View Farley's profile here.
Round Rock considers $30M in certificates of obligation
The Round Rock City Council approved publishing a notice of intent to issue $30 million in certificates of obligation (CO), a property tax-backed bond. This move is part of the city's five-year, $240 million roadway improvement plan. Additional funding for the five-year program include the half-cent, Type B sales tax revenues; state and federal funds like those recently received through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization; and partnerships with private developers. The City Council will also consider roadway impact fees, which would be paid by developers. 

The projects targeted COs for funding include: Kenney Fort Boulevard extension from Forest Creek Drive to State Highway 45; Gattis School Road widening from A.W. Grimes Boulevard to Double Creek Drive; Gattis School Road widening from Via Sonoma to Red Bud Lane, including improvements to the intersection at Red Bud Lane; University Boulevard/Chandler Road improvements from A.W. Grimes Boulevard to SH 130; and engineering for the extension of Wyoming Springs Drive from Creek Bend Boulevard to Farm-to-Market Road 3406.

The city is planning to issue additional COs over the next five years, to total $140 million, to help fund the five-year improvement program. Other projects targeted for improvements include Deepwood Drive, Logan Street, McNeil Road, North Mays Street, Oakmont Drive, Old Settlers Boulevard, Red Bud Lane, Ranch-to-Market Road 620, the SH 45 Frontage Road and additional portions of Kenney Fort Boulevard and Gattis School Road. All the potential projects are part of the Transportation Master Plan. Issuing COs requires a 31-day notice. If approved by the City Council, the debt would not be sold until April 25.
Perry proposes plan to address flooding
Texas Sen. Charles Perry has authored three proposals to establish a comprehensive plan for addressing flooding across the state. Senate Bill 396, Senate Bill 397 and Senate Joint Resolution 28 provide a plan overseen by the Texas Water Development Board that would be implemented by 2024. 

Perry wants to establish a State Flood Plan Fund with money for the reserve coming from Texas' Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF). Taking money from the ESF to create the new Flood Plan Fund would require an amendment to the Texas Constitution. Funding would be put towards building infrastructure such as dams and reservoirs.
FEMA awards more than $20M to DPS
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $20 million to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for providing safety, support and security to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. More than 1,800 DPS employees including state troopers and criminal investigators as well as communication and aviation operators were deployed to areas affected by Harvey to set up barricades, direct traffic, provide airborne search and rescue missions and other public safety services during and following the storm. The FEMA grant covered 100 percent of the projects' costs because DPS completed its emergency work within 30 days of the disaster declaration. 

FEMA's Public Assistance grant program provides project funding directly to the state for disbursement to applicants. The grants to DPS will be disbursed through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Strategic Partnerships salutes Texas' Lone Stars
Rodney Franklin, Texas State Parks Division Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife
Rodney Franklin

Career Highlights and Education: I began my career with Texas Parks and Wildlife in my hometown of Paris, Texas as a seasonal employee at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site. After graduating from Texas A&M University, I was invited to apply for the Superintendent's position at the Sam Bell Maxey House, the very same site where had worked back in High School. I was fortunate enough to be selected for the position and made the decision to forego Law school to work for Texas State Parks. I have not once regretted that decision as I have found my passion in connection people to the outdoors. After nearly 5 years at the Sam Bell Maxey House, I was then named Superintendent at Lake Bob Sandlin and Cooper Lake State Park. I then served as Regional State Parks Director for our north, north-central, and Panhandle state parks, and most recently, as the Deputy Director of our state parks team. I have worked for State Parks for almost 28 years and it has gone by rather quickly. I am also an alumnus of several prestigious leadership development programs, including the Natural Leaders Program, Governor's Senior Leadership Development Program at the University of Texas LBJ School and the National Conservation Leadership Institute fellows program.  

What I like best about my public service is: Texas State Parks is in the business of helping people of all backgrounds and disciplines make lasting memories and connections to the outdoors. When people spend time outdoors and in nature it has a way or rejuvenating the soul. It brings a sense of peace and joy. It is that joy in others that I have had the privilege of witnessing throughout my career. I have seen the joy and laughter of families reconnecting around the campfire. I have seen the bright smile of a youngster catching his or her first fish. I have also seen the joy it brings to many of my colleagues to be able to help provide this joy to the people of Texas and beyond. We have the very special honor of protecting these priceless places of Texas and knowing that I have a small part in ensuring they will be here for future generations to enjoy is why I love my job.

The best advice I've received for my current role is: Some of the best words I have heard in my career had to do with leadership. Leadership is about service to others. Anyone can engage in the activity of leadership regardless of the position that they hold. I strive to be of service to those around me. It does not matter if they are visitors to state parks or work for state parks, find a way serve them and help them achieve their goals or be better in some aspect.

Advice you would give a new hire in your office: Conservation work is very important. We use the principles of service, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship to guide us in our work. Keep those principles as the cornerstone of your daily work and it will serve you well. You can lean on the team around you for support and to collectively achieve success in protecting our resources and introducing the natural world to those who have yet to experience the enjoyment that comes with spending time outdoors.

If I had the opportunity to leave work early, I could probably be found: As you can imagine, I love spending time outside so if I am not at one of our great state parks I would be hiking outside somewhere. I love the area around Lady Bird Lake.

People would be surprised to know that I: Some people are surprised to learn that I am a drummer. I received a music scholarship to East Texas State University (now Texas A&M -Commerce). I do not play as much anymore but I find playing drums is a good way to relax from time to time after a long week.

One thing I wish more people knew about Texas Parks and Wildlife State Parks Division: Texas State Parks are here for everyone to enjoy. There are many activities in which to participate and each person can enjoy parks in their own way. Whether you like roughing it in a tent, the amenities of a cabin or simply taking a walk with the family. Texas State Parks has something to offer and you are all welcomed. State Parks are filled with men and women that are dedicated to parks and committed to ensuring each visitor is welcomed, safe and has an enjoyable time. Life is better outside!
Woden ISD to hold bond election
The Woden Independent School District will be asking voters to approve an $8.6 million bond on May 4. The Woden school district is seeking funding for new buildings, including a new junior high school, plus security upgrades to all current buildings, renovations to existing buildings and buses. 

The oldest building among its campuses, the current Woden junior high, was constructed in 1975. If bonds are approved, plans call for a new junior high to be constructed adjacent to the current building, which would be repurposed.
TxDOT working on $175M project to reconstruct/widen SH 105 East
A roughly 20-mile project running through Montgomery, San Jacinto and Liberty counties is estimated to cost $175 million to widen the two-lane, undivided road to four lanes between 10th Street in Conroe to just west of Cleveland. The State Highway 105 E. project also proposes adding five-foot sidewalks to both sides of the roadway. 

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to finalize the environmental assessment, make a decision on the project and begin the process of acquiring approximately 45 acres of right-of-way to build the road. TxDOT will then complete its final design and start construction. The project will be split into two segments, with the first segment targeting the road between 10th Street and Loop 336, which is scheduled to begin in 2021. The second segment will target the roadway between Loop 336 and Lee Turner Road near Cleveland.
Update on feasibility study to be provided at Bay Area Storm Surge Flood Forum
Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and other experts will be on hand March 7 to answer questions regarding the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study. The Bay Area Storm Surge Flood Forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park, 5002 Nasa Parkway, Seabrook. Attendees will be updated on the current plan, critical issues and past mistakes, and proposals to protect the Greater Houston region, including the Bay Area, from deadly storms such as hurricanes Harvey and Ike. 

The study will be complete by early 2021. The next step will be for Congressional approval and funding. The plan proposes a coastal barrier that would stretch 76 miles along Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. The plan also includes ecosystem-restoration measures, such as beach restoration and shoreline protection, along the entire Texas coast. The total cost is estimated between $23 billion and $32 billion and would take anywhere from 10-50 years to construct.
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Center for Coastal Ocean Science planned for Port Aransas  
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute has announced plans to build a Center for Coastal Ocean Science in Port Aransas. The institute continues to rebuild from damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The institute is applying for grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to renovate an existing laboratory building on university property adjacent to the Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory. This facility, located at 1300 Port St., was formerly leased as a shrimp farm to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. 

As required by the National Environmental Policy Act, the institute is requesting public comment for this federal funding through March 22 at the following address: Regional Environmental Officer, Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, 903 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 206, Austin, TX 78701. The EDA approved a $5 million grant in October 2018 to the city of Port Aransas to boost recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey by improving the Port Aransas Municipal Marina and by helping the city acquire land needed to support city services.
Austin releases final draft of ASMP
A final draft was released last week for the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP) which outlines a vision of sustainable growth through 2039. The ASMP calls for public and private sectors to work together to improve air quality, reduce congestion and better connect the community at large. It has eight mobility goals tied to this: commuter delay, travel choice, health and safety, affordability, sustainability, placemaking, economic prosperity and innovation. 

The Austin Transportation Department is wrapping up two years' worth of creating the new plan and City Council members are scheduled to start the approval process in late March. Once the plan is approved council would next consider implementing a street impact fee, which is allowed under the local government code. Impact fees are a mechanism for funding public infrastructure necessitated by new development. The city of Austin is inviting public comment as the final draft of the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan makes its way to various city boards and commissions from now through the end of March.
The Texas Water Development Board approves more than $20.7M for projects
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has approved $20,738,032 in financial assistant for water and wastewater system projects. The city of Garland received more than $7.6 million from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to replace approximately 42,000 water meters. The project will help to ensure proper metering, while conserving energy and providing timely data needed for system operations. The city of Arlington received more than $5.1 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for wastewater system improvements to replace approximately 6,400 linear feet of wastewater pipeline. 

The city of Grand Prairie received more than $3.7 million from the CWSRF for wastewater system improvements to replace approximately 10,477 linear feet of pipeline. The city of Colorado City received more than $2.6 million from the CWSRF to improve its wastewater treatment plant. The city of Nome received $485,500 in loan forgiveness from the DWSRF to restore its water treatment plant to pre-Hurricane Harvey conditions. The city of Krosse received $450,00 from the Texas Water Development Fund to increase the city's available water supply. 

The city of Anahuac received $325,000 in loan forgiveness from the DWSRF for the planning, design and construction costs associated with a Hurricane Harvey recovery project. The city's water treatment plant was damaged during Hurricane Harvey and a replacement generator will raise it above its designated flood level. The city of Paint Rock received $300,000 in loan forgiveness from the DWSRF to replace approximately 2,800 feet of concrete pipeline.
Emergency repairs needed on I-10 bridge over San Jacinto River
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) continues to work on design plans for the permanent repairs to the Interstate 10 bridge over the San Jacinto River. All East Freeway westbound lanes were closed temporarily on Feb. 11 after a barge hit a pillar on the bridge. Two steel beams were placed on each side of the damaged column to assist with the stabilization of the bridge, as part of the transportation department's preliminary repairs. 

Since the incident, the TxDOT opened the shoulder on the westbound side of I-10 to serve as an additional lane. And this current traffic configuration utilizing two lanes will remain in place for at least the next few weeks, as the transportation department continues to work toward finalizing details needed to let the emergency contract.
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By Mary Scott Nabers, CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Public libraries are no longer just repositories for books, newspapers and magazines. They are much more, and new libraries bear little resemblance to libraries of the past. Twenty-first century libraries are state-of-the-art facilities - innovative, thoughtfully designed and architecturally appealing. 

Construction of new libraries is increasing nationwide, as are renovation projects that allow reconfiguration and repurposing of existing facilities. Whatever the project entails, there's always a major technology component. 

Libraries are becoming gathering places and the emergence of digital technology makes them appealing to all ages. Citizens like the benefits of being able to access all kinds of information, enjoy free Internet and Wi-Fi access, pick up the latest books and meet friends in a place with a friendly ambience. 

Chicago is among a growing number of cities introducing innovative projects that feature co-located libraries and mixed-income housing. Last year, the city announced a partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Public Library that led to construction on three co-location partnerships. There are plans now for two more. City officials say that creating these shared spaces helps bring diverse communities together. 

Late last year, the Boise City Council approved an architectural contract for a new Main Library that will cost approximately $85 million. To meet the requirements of a 21st century library, the Boise facility will feature a "Gathering Space" that connects the library to shared café and retail establishments. It will also feature emerging technology tools, training, free public meeting rooms, small business resources and Wi-Fi and Internet access.

Check out this article from our Pipeline newsletter!

TxDOT provides update on I-20 and Midkiff Road
A public meeting was held this week to discuss the proposed reconfiguration of an overpass and ramp improvements on Interstate 20 at Midkiff Road. Representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) presented the proposed improvements at Midkiff Road and I-20. 

The major change would be rebuilding the overpass so I-20 goes over Midkiff Road. Traffic signals would also be added at the service road intersections with Midkiff. Sidewalks would be added, and the service roads would be rebuilt. Improvements also are being proposed for the entrance and exit ramps in the area. The project is scheduled to go to bid in 2020 and has an estimated cost of $28.1 million.
Aho selected as CRO for Houston
Marissa Aho
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has appointed Marissa Aho as chief resilience officer (CRO) for the city of Houston to lead the city's partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation. As CRO, Aho will oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive resilience strategy for the city. 

Aho comes to Houston from the city of Los Angeles, where she served as CRO for the past four years. Aho's position will play an essential role in leading city-wide building efforts to help Houston prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from catastrophic events like hurricanes, floods and cyberattacks. She will also assist with slow-moving disasters like aging infrastructure and homelessness. 

The city of Houston's engagement with 100RC kicked off in November 2018 with a "Resilience Agenda-Setting Workshop," beginning the process of bringing stakeholders within and outside government together to assess and prioritize the resilience challenges Houston faces.

Morath reappointed as commissioner of education
Mike Morath
Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed Mike Morath as the state commissioner of education for a term set to expire on Jan. 16, 2023. Morath has served as the commissioner since January 2016. 

Prior to his appointment, he served on the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees for more than four years. Before that, he was chairman of an investment firm and president and chief operating officer of a company that provided information systems to help manage a federal child nutrition program. This appointment is subject to senate confirmation.
Perez named Mission city manager
Randy Perez
Interim City Manager Randy Perez has been named city manager for Mission. Perez has served the city of Mission for 18 years in various capacities including chief accountant, grant administrator, assistant finance director, finance director and most recently as deputy city manager. 

Perez has been overseeing the city since November 2018 when Martin Garza announced his retirement after nearly 27 years with the city.

La Joya ISD superintendent  retires
Alda Benavides
Alda Benavides, superintendent of the La Joya Independent School District since 2006, has retired from her post. The board has appointed Assistant Superintendent Gisela Saenz as interim superintendent while a new superintendent is being chosen. 

Benavides oversaw construction of a $20 million, finance from general funds, learning center and water park. The complex includes an Olympic-style swimming pool, planetarium and technology center. The water park and a district-owned golf course lost $550,000 last year.
Senate bill prevents schools from owning water parks
Senate Bill 1133 was filed this week to prohibit school districts from owning water parks and golf courses. While the bill would apply to all school districts, it directly targets the La Joya Independent School District, which owns both a 27-hole golf course and an approximately $2 million water park. 

The bill would prevent a school district or open-enrollment charter school directly or indirectly through an affiliate, including an affiliated nonprofit corporation, from having a business interest in an entity or owning real property associated with a water park, golf course or hotel. The bill would require that La Joya ISD separate from the water park and golf course business by making them divest all ownership of, or business interest in, their water park and golf course not later than Sept. 1, 2024.

Perry named Sunray city manager
KJ Perry
KJ Perry in January was selected as the new city manager of Sunray. Perry, the public works director for Sunray, has been serving as interim city manager since the resignation of former city manager Rob Roach last July. 

Perry has been with the city for 24 years, 18 of them as the public works director. Perry will continue to act as public works director in addition to carrying out his duties as city manager until a replacement is selected.
Judge Shaffer resigns after 27 years
Phillip Shaffer
Denison city's Municipal Judge Phillip Shaffer has resigned after serving 27 years on the bench. Shaffer also spent an additional 10 years as the judge for the city of Bells. Denison City Council members decided to combine the judge position with the then-vacant magistrate position, effectively creating a new judge magistrate role within Denison. 

The new position was filled by Don Banman, who previously served as the city's associate judge and acted as an alternate for Shaffer. The council voted in February to appoint Brett Evens as the new associate judge, effectively filling the vacancy created by Banman's promotion.

Gov. Greg Abbott has announced the following appointments/reappointments from Feb. 22-Feb. 28:

Ron Price
- Mesquite, Texas Southern University Board of Regent 
Jabari Howard
- Dallas, Texas Violent Gang Task Force 
Katherine McDaniel- Boerne, Texas Violent Gang Task Force
Carolyn Hodges
- Houston, State Cemetery Committee (reappointed)
Faraz Khan, M.D.
- Houston, Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology (reappointed)
Regan Landreth- Georgetown, Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology (reappointed)
Carol Waddell- West, Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology (reappointed)
Rick Figueroa- Branham, Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Chair)
Joel Garza Jr.
- Pearland, Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation
Tom Butler- Deer Park, Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (reappointed)
Texas A&M University - Galveston and The Nature Conservancy- Strategic Property Buyouts to Enhance Flood Resilience
Texas State Auditor's Office- Audit Report on Cybersecurity at the School for the Deaf
Texas State Auditor's Office- Audit Report on Selected Contracts at The University of Texas System
Texas State Auditor's Office- Report on State of Texas Compliance with Federal Requirements for the Research and Development Cluster for the Fiscal Year Ended Aug. 31, 2018
Texas Legislative Budget Board- Initial Decision Documents - House Appropriations Committee
Texas Legislative Budget Board- Initial Decision Documents - Senate Finance Committee

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: 
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife- Assistant Park Superintendent II
  • Texas Ethics Commission- Staff Services Officer III
  • Texas Water Development Board- Professional Geoscientist/Geoscientist-in-training (Geoscientist II/Hydrologist II)
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts- Residential Appraiser II
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality- Budget Analyst IV
  • Texas Employee Retirement System- Benefits Analyst
  • Texas Department of Banking- Director V of Corporate Activities
  • Texas Department of Public Safety- Performance Management Technical Writer
  • Texas Department of Information Resources- Manager IV Information Technology Operations
  • Texas Department of Agriculture- Food & Nutrition Administrative Review Training Specialist/ 2 Vacancies
  • Texas Real Estate Commission- Appraiser III
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments- Program Manager Joint Land Use Study and Related Plans
  • City of Austin- Procurement Specialist III Capital Contracting Office
  • City of Dallas- Library Associate Special Events 
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