Boards and Commissions

AgriLife Leadership Advisory Committee

Meetings: Quarterly in January, May, September and December (actual dates vary) at 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at the Williamson County Extension Office Training Room, 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown.

Williamson County Commissioners Court makes no appointments to this committee.

This is a diverse group of volunteers who are responsible for the overall Extension programs in Williamson County. They provide the vision and long-term planning for AgriLife Extension activities, serve as advocates for the county program, help interpret the program throughout the county, and help develop resources to support Extension programs.

Audit Committee

Meetings: Meets two or three times per year with Williamson County’s outside auditors. These meetings typically happen in January and March of each year.
Four citizens with some financial expertise are chosen by Commissioners Court to serve for three years on the committee, which is chaired by a county commissioner and on which the county judge serves as an Ex Officio member.

The Williamson County Audit Committee monitors the County’s independent audit, reviews any RFPs for the independent audit services, and makes recommendations to the Commissioners Court regarding the independent audit and the award of independent audit services.

Bail Bond Board

Meetings: Third Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m.; County Attorney’s Office, 405 MLK, Jr. Blvd. in  Georgetown.
Board is comprised of elected officials and one bail bondsman who is chosen yearly by bondmen located within Williamson County.

The Williamson County Bail Bond Board exercises powers incidental and necessary to the administration of the bail bond business in Williamson County including supervising and regulating each phase of the bonding business, adopting necessary rules, and making determinations related to the issuance, denial, or renewal of bondsman licenses.

Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG)

CAPCOG is a regional collaboration with over 90 participating government entities in 10 Central Texas counties. CAPCOG has helped the region recognize opportunities for cooperation and eliminate unnecessary duplication in emergency communications, elderly assistance, law enforcement training, criminal justice planning, solid waste reduction, homeland security planning, infrastructure development, transportation planning and economic development.

Below are the various CAPCOG committees and taskforces. All meetings take place usually at the CAPCOG offices at 6800 Burleson Rd., Suite 165 in Austin, and appointments are either elected officials, other government employees, or citizens.

  • General Assembly- Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of September and December at 11:30am. Williamson County Commissioners Court has 3 appointments.
  • Capital Area Economic Development District- Meets quarterly at 11:00am. No Williamson County Commissioners Court appointments.
  • Capital Area Emergency Communications District- Meets quarterly at 10:30am. Williamson County Commissioners Court has 1 liaison to this committee.
  • Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) - Meets quarterly at 10:00am. Williamson County Commissioners Court has 2 representatives.
  • Clean Air Coalition- Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of selected months at 11:30am. Williamson County Commissioners Court has 1 representative on this coalition.
  • Regional Review Committee- Meets every 2 years. Williamson County Commissioners Court has no representatives on this committee.
  • Aging Advisory Council- Meets quarterly on the first Monday of February, May, August and November at 10:30. Williamson County Commissioners Court appoints 2 citizens to this board.
  • Criminal Justice Advisory Committee- Meets as needed. Williamson County Commissioners Court appoints 2 citizens to this board.
  • GIS Planning Council- Meets quarterly on the last Friday of the first month in every quarter at 9:00am. Williamson County Commissioners Court appoints 3 citizens to this council.
  • Homeland Security Taskforce- Meets 1st Thursday of every month at 9:00am. Williamson County Commissioners Court chooses 1 appointee who has experience and/or training in disaster planning and/or response.
  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee- Meets at least quarterly, generally convening the second Thursday of each month as needed. Williamson County Commissioners Court appoints 2 citizens to this committee.

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)


  • Transportation Policy Board (TPB)- Second Monday of the month at 6:00pm; UT Joe C. Thompson Center, Red River and Dean Keeton Streets, Austin
  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)- Fourth Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm; 3300 N. IH-35, suite 300, Austin
  • TPB- Williamson County Commissioners Court chooses a Court Member to serve.
    TAC- Williamson County Commissioners Court chooses a county employee to serve.

    The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties. It coordinates regional transportation planning with counties, cities, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS), Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), Texas Department of Transportation and other transportation providers in the region. CAMPO approves the use of federal and state transportation funds within the region.

    Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS)

    Meetings: Last Thursdays of January, March, May, June, August, September, November at 9:30 a.m.; 2010 E. 6th St., Austin.

    All board members are elected officials.

    CARTS District is a rural/urban transit district that is responsible for a wide variety of community-based passenger transportation services in a 7200 square mile nine-county area surrounding Austin and includes the non-urbanized areas of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson counties, and the San Marcos urbanized area. CARTS is going to operate the bus routes within the city of Georgetown beginning in 2nd half of 2017.

    Capital Metro

    Meetings: Fourth Monday of the month at 12:00 p.m.; 2910 E. 5th St., Austin

    One citizen is chosen by Commissioners Court to serve for a three-year term.

    Capital Metro is the regional public transportation provider in Austin and surrounding communities.

    Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA)

    Meetings: In 2017, last Wednesday of April, May, June, July, no August meeting, first Wednesday September, November, December, and second Wednesday in October; 3300 N. IH-35, Suite 300, Austin.

    Two citizens are appointed by Commissioners Court to serve two-year terms.

    The CTRMA is an independent government agency which strives to improve the transportation system in Williamson and Travis counties. Their mission is to implement innovative, multi-modal transportation solutions that reduce congestion and create transportation choices that enhance quality of life and economic vitality. They are responsible for much of the toll roads built in our area.

    Child Welfare Board

    Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. Meetings are split between on a rotating basis at CPS at 1101 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock, and Independent Bank at 1503 Rivery Blvd., Georgetown.

    Up to 15 citizens are appointed for three-year terms by the Commissioners Court on recommendations by the Child Welfare Board.

    The Child Welfare Board is devoted to helping supply the needs of Williamson County children in foster care.

    Emergency Services Districts (ESD)

    Please see each particular ESD for their respective board meeting times and places. Citizens are nominated by County Commissioners from the precincts in which the ESD is located and appointed by Commissioners Court. Each ESD board has five members and they serve for two years.

    ESDs provide fire service in unincorporated areas of Williamson County and in some incorporated cities when they do not have their own fire department.


    • ESD 1 Jollyville: third Wednesday at 6:30 at 9218 Anderson Mill Rd.
    • ESD 2 Sam Bass: third Thursday at 7:00pm at 16248 Great Oaks Dr.
    • ESD 3 Hutto: fourth Thursday at 7:00pm at 501 Exchange Blvd.
    • ESD 4 Liberty Hill: third or fourth Mondays at 6:30pm at 301 Loop 332
    • ESD 5 Jarrell: third Monday of the month at 6:30pm at 155 CR 313
    • ESD 6 Weir: third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at 450 FM 1105
    • ESD 7 Florence: third Thursday at 6:00pm at 301 S. Patterson Ave.
    • ESD 8 Georgetown: third Wednesday at 6:00 at 3500 D B Wood Rd.
    • ESD 9 Round Rock ETJ: fourth Friday at 12:00pm at Jester Annex at 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
    • ESD 10 Coupland: second Tuesday at 7:00pm at 403 FM 1466
    • ESD 11 Shenandoah: third Tuesday at 6:00 at 3003 Blue Ridge Dr.
    • ESD 12 Leander: second Tuesday at 6:00pm at 2114 Downing Ln.

    Juvenile Board

    Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m.,Justice Center at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Georgetown

    The county judge and all district judges are required to serve on this board as long as they are holding that office.

    The Juvenile Board provides progressive, innovative programming for juveniles in the justice system while collaborating with other organizations that share similar service philosophies.

    Lone Star Regional Water Authority

    Meetings: Third Wednesday of the month at the Sonterra MUD office at 113 Limestone, in Jarrell.

    Two citizens are chosen by Commissioners Court to serve a three-year term.

    The Lone Star Regional Water Authority provides water to parts of northern Williamson County and the Sonterra Municipal Utility District.

    Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties

    Meetings: Fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. No meeting in November. Locations rotate between:

    Pat Bryson Hall, 201 N. Brushy St., Leander

    SH Reed Building, 402 E. Jackson St., Burnet

    Madellia Hilliard NC, 803 W. 8th St., Georgetown

    The county judges from Williamson and Burnet counties make appointments, and appointees can serve no more than two consecutive terms without at least a three year break from the Board. The exception for public officials appointed would be as long as they are in office. The target area sections are voted in by an election held in their respective counties by members of their respective communities (the public).

    Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties is a private, non-profit corporation governed by elected officials, community leaders and target area representatives. It has administered a wide range of social service and economic opportunity programs. Working cooperatively with other agencies, it is an advocate for those who might not otherwise have a voice in the community in which they live, and they are dedicated to providing services to help those in need achieve a better, more productive life.

    Texas Conference of Urban Counties (CUC)

    Meetings: Monthly meetings while the state legislature is in session. Location varies.
    Commissioners Court picks a Court Member to serve.

    The Conference of Urban Counties is a non-profit organization composed of 37 member counties that represent approximately 80% of the population of Texas. The Urban Counties supports and coordinates communications among member counties, studies policies and programs of the State of Texas that affect urban counties, advocates county issues, primarily at the state level, and provides training and education programs appropriate for urban county officials. All services and activities are pursued for the benefit of the people of Texas.

    Tobacco Settlement Permanent Trust Account Administration Committee

    Meets once a year, usually in late October.

    Commissioners Court nominates a court member. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services decides on who serves on this committee.

    Tobacco Settlement Permanent Trust Account Investment Committee

    Meets once a year.
    Commissioners Court nominates a court member.

    The committee shall provide the comptroller guidance with respect to the investment philosophy that should be pursued in managing these assets and the extent to which, at any particular time, the assets should be managed to maximize growth of the corpus or to maximize earnings.

    Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD)

    Meetings: once a month, usually on a Thursday, but not set for any particular Thursday. They start at 9:00 a.m. at the WCAD office at 625 FM 1460, Georgetown.

    Commissioners Court has 2 appointments to this board. One is the county tax assessor/collector and the other is a citizen of Williamson County.

    An appraisal district board of directors hires the chief appraiser, sets the budget and appoints the appraisal review board members. The directors have no authority to set values or appraisal methods. The chief appraiser carries out the appraisal district’s legal duties, hires the staff, makes the appraisals and operates the appraisal office. The board of directors do NOT appraise property, hear protests, or make decisions affecting appraisal records.

    Williamson County & Cities Health District (WCCHD)

    Meetings: First Thursday every other month at starting in January of each calendar year at 6:30 p.m. at 211 Commerce Blvd., Round Rock.

    Two citizens are appointed to three-year terms by Commissioners Court.

    The WCCHD provides public health services to Williamson County in cooperation with various cities in Williamson County.

    Williamson County Behavioral Taskforce

    Meetings: The last Thursday of every other month at 2:00pm beginning in February of each year at the Juvenile Justice Center at 200 Wilco Way in Georgetown.

    A member of Commissioners Court serves on this taskforce.

    This is Community coalition and not a board or committee.
    The taskforce strives to sustain a coordinated behavioral health system of care that:

    • Focuses on prevention and early intervention
    • Provides integrated services and access to care by eliminating barriers
    • Reduces stigma through building awareness
    • Improves outcomes in a community that respects and preserves the rights of all and focuses on the whole person.

    Williamson County Benefits Committee

    Meetings: Third or fourth Wednesday at various times. More meetings during budget season.
    Commissioners Court appoint only county employees to three-year terms to serve on this committee.

    The committee studies various options for providing benefits to Williamson County employees.

    Williamson County Conservation Foundation (WCCF)

    Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of alternating months at 9:00 a.m. at the Williamson County Parks Office at 219 Perry Mayfield in Leander.

    Five citizens are appointed to two-year terms by Commissioners Court, along with two county commissioners.

    The WCCF provides for conservation of endangered species in Williamson County by setting aside open space while helping to promote responsible development.

    Williamson County Fleet Committee

    Meetings:  Meet quarterly.

    This committee is made up of one Williamson County Commissioners Court member, the County Fleet director, Human Resources representative, senior director of Infrastructure, County purchasing agent, and the County budget officer.

    Goals for the Fleet Committee include but are not limited to:

  • Review reports on fleet activity to include accident review
  • Research areas for reduction in fuel usage
  • Reduce and control fleet size
  • Use fleet database to project vehicle and equipment replacement in conjunction with budget recommendations
  • Work with Purchasing to identify suitable vendors for purchasing vehicles
  • Review all available avenues for selling retired/surplus vehicles and equipment such as trades, auctions, internet sales, etc.
  • Establish fleet policy
  • Review and adjust vehicle and equipment life cycles to obtain optimum dollar value on our fleet
  • Risk management
  • Williamson County Historical Commission

    Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the historic courthouse in Georgetown. No meetings in June or July.

    At least 7 citizens are appointed to two-year terms by Commissioners Court.

    The historical commission preserves, protects, and promotes local history within Williamson County.

    Williamson County Investment Committee

    Meetings: as needed

    The county judge, county treasurer, county tax assessor/collector, a county commissioner, and the county auditor serve on the board.

    This committee oversees all of the Williamson County investments.

    Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter

    Meetings: The shelter board meets as needed at the animal shelter. The advisory board will meet at 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. at the animal shelter.

    One Commissioners Court member is appointed by the Court to the shelter board. Other board members are appointed by participating cities. The advisory board is appointed by the Shelter’s Board of Directors.

    The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is the only shelter solely devoted to the lost and abandoned animals of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Hutto, Leander, and Williamson County.

    Williamson County Salary Grievance Committee

    Meetings: Only if necessary.
    The nine members of this committee are chosen by random drawing from the Williamson County Grand Jury pool.

    This committee meets only when a county elected official who is aggrieved by the setting of the officer's salary or personal expenses may request a hearing before the salary grievance committee before the approval of the county's annual budget.

    Williamson Museum

    Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the museum, 716 S. Austin Ave. in Georgetown.

    Commissioners Court does not have any appointments to this board.

    The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits items relating to the rich culture and heritage of Williamson County. It also promotes the culture and heritage of Williamson County through education, preservation, acquisition and exhibition.