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Studies show an average of 70 people move to Williamson County every day. That is almost 500 a week and almost 26,000 people each year. These people bring cars, trucks, boats, and other forms of transportation with them. Over the course of time, more vehicles mean more cars, and more cars mean more traffic. One of the major functions of county government is to build and maintain a network of roads and bridges in unincorporated areas of the county. The Road & Bridge Division has that responsibility. Williamson County is responsible for maintaining approximately 1,400 miles of county roads spread over an area of 1,124 square miles

It’s this growth that has brought the best of all to Williamson County and this same growth brings challenges and problems to the county. With this type of growth, infrastructure is a major topic at all the local cities as well as the county itself and its need to expand on that 1124 square miles of roads. When moving to a new locality, consumers look for ease of getting into and out of a neighborhood. How far is it to school, shopping, Doctors and the grocery store? How does the tax structure change based on where their home resides. With this large growth in a short amount of time, MUD districts are many within the county.

In addition to new infrastructure there is the ongoing need of repairs and maintenance to the existing system. Increased traffic causes wear and tear and creates the need for a vigilant group of commissioners to be aware of the immediate needs within the county and factor these items in the budgetary process.

It’s important when considering moving to Williamson County to look at all the aspects of each community and housing development before deciding to rent or purchase your next home. Use the links within this site to find current information on what’s happening with the county both currently and into the future. With all this knowledge and resources you’ll be sure to find just the right place to call home.

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Commissioner Lisa Birkman

Commissioner Lisa Birkman

Precinct 1:
1801 E. Old Settlers Boulevard #110
Round Rock, TX 78664 (512) 244-8610

Lisa is a sixth generation Texan, born on the Army base at Ft. Hood in 1960. Her family lived in the United States and around the world with her father, a now retired U.S. Army Colonel. Her ancestors first came to Texas from Tennessee in a covered wagon in 1851, when they established the town of Bagdad, which is near modern-day Leander. She’s never forgotten her family’s home in Williamson County, where they have owned their farm for over 150 years. Many of her family members still live in Williamson County.

After graduation from Georgetown High School in 1978, Lisa attended Texas A&M University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982. Next, she taught public school for over 13 years in mainly Round Rock and Austin ISD. Her teaching tenure included 9 years in Austin teaching pre-kindergarten in the state and federally funded program for underprivileged and/or non-English speaking four year olds.

Commissioner Cynthia Long

Commissioner Cynthia Long

Precinct 2: 350 Discovery Blvd., Suite 201 Cedar Park, TX 78613 (512) 260-4280

Cynthia Long was elected as Williamson County Commissioner for Precinct Two in November 2006. Prior to being elected as County Commissioner, she worked in various technical positions before moving into IT management for the State of Texas, where she worked for ten years. In 1997, she started her own IT consulting company, which focused on information technology and project management.

Commissioner Long has been active in the community since moving to Williamson County in 1988. She was elected twice to the Cedar Park City Council, during which time she served as Mayor Pro-Tem, and also served on the Cedar Park Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Round Rock Medical Center Board of Directors. Commissioner Long served on the Williamson County Metro YMCA Board and was the founding Chairman of the Twin Lakes Family YMCA. Commissioner Long was also the Vice Chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party for three years.

Additionally, Commissioner Long was appointed to and currently serves on the Board of the Directors for the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

Commissioner Valerie Covey

Commissioner Valerie Covey

Precinct 3:
3010 Williams Dr. Ste. 153
Georgetown, TX 78628 (512) 943-3370

Valerie Covey was elected to represent Williamson County Precinct Three on the Williamson County Commissioner’s Court in November 2006 and was reelected to her second full term in November 2012.

She serves the county by participating on various boards and committees, including: the Williamson County Conservation Foundation, the Williamson County Mental Health Committee, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Board, the Williamson County Audit Committee, and the Williamson County Investment Committee. Commissioner Covey also serves as the chair of the Local Authority Network Advisory Committee, a statewide committee that advises the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on technical and administrative issues that directly affect local mental health authority responsibilities.

She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a degree in accounting and has been licensed as a certified public accountant for more than 20 years. She and her husband of 30 years, Mark Covey, have lived in Georgetown, TX since 1994, and are blessed with three sons and a daughter-in-law.

Commissioner Ron Morrison

Commissioner Ron Morrison

Precinct 4:
350 Exchange Boulevard, Suite 100
Hutto, TX 78634 (512) 846-1190

Commissioner Morrison is in his third term as Commissioner of Precinct 4. He is a lifetime resident of Williamson and Milam Counties. He has been married to Glenda Morrison for nearly 50 years. They are members of the Round Rock Church of Christ. Ron and Glenda operated Morrison Auto, Inc. in Round Rock for 25+ years. Commissioner Morrison graduated from Round Rock High School and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, both from Texas State University. He served six years with the 900th Military Intelligence Unit in the United States Army Reserves. He is a former school teacher at Round Rock High School and instructor at Texas State.

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