Precinct One Events

Commissioner Cook Participates in Wilco Recovery Initiative meeting

Meeting held Tuesday, May 14, 2019

  • 17 May 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3265

Wilco Recovery Community Initiative is a recovery oriented system of care in Williamson County striving to connect people and families to recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders. Frequent offenders in the justice system (half of which have co-occuring mental health and substance use disorder) cycle through the justice system at high cost to all community services systems. The initiative's goal is to reduce recdivism and improve the health and quality of life for those with alcohol and drug problems. Studies show that advocacy serves a dynamic role for the individual in recovery.

Organizations involved include: Lifesteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Wilco MOT, Code V Veteran Integration, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, the Pavilion Clubhouse of Round Rock, Oxford House, Peers of Faith and many others. 

The Williamson County Sheriff's office and LifeSteps have a Memorandum of Understanding to implement programs for county inmates.

Supporting the Wilco Recovery Community Initiative from left to right are Shawn Dick, Williamson County District Attorney, Judge Stacey Mathews on the 227th District Court, Commissioner Cook, and Scott Matthew, Executive Director of the Williamson County Juvenile Services.

Commissioner Cook Participates in Civil Conversations Panel

Event was presented by the Georgetown Community Forum at the Georgetown Public Library April 29, 2019

  • 2 May 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3396

PowerPoint Slide on Screen reads: What Can Democrats and Republicans Agree On/Commissioner Cook and the other three panelists (two Democrats and two Republicans) answered questions from the moderator Christine Mann, former candidate for Congressional District 31 in 2018, who also gave them time for rebuttal.

Attendees were also given an opportunity to ask questions, as well as viewers from Facebook live.

Panelists from left to right include Kim Gilby, Chair of the Williamson County Democratic Party; Steve Armbruster, Chair of the Republican Party; Commissioner Cook; and Frederick Bothwell, III a Republican from Georgetown.

Commissioner Cook Reads Williamson County Proclamation at Awards Ceremony during Crime Victims' Rights Week

Event was held April 10 at the Georgetown Annex at 100 Wilco Way

  • 12 April 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3451

Commisisoner Cook reads the National Crime Victims' Rights Week Proclamation at the podium next to a poster from County Attorney Dee Hobbs' Office of historical Williamson County photos of those who have provided criminal justice throughout the years.The event was attended and/or coordinated by county oficials, law enforcement executives and heads of staff, Hope Alliance representatives, advocates and families, friends and victims of crime. Also honored were area businesses, as well as the Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander and Taylor Chambers of Commerce.

This year's theme--Honoring Our Past, Creating Hope for the Future--celebrated the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible and trauma-informed.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week runs April 7-13, 2019.

Read Proclamation by selecting READ MORE.

Commissioner Cook Honored as Champion of Recovery at Second Annual Pavilion Dinner

425th District Court Judge Betsy Lambeth was keynote speaker at the fundraiser held at Fern Bluff Community Center on April 4, 2019.

  • 5 April 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3625

Commissioner Cook and Judge Betsy Lambeth are both strong supporters of programs for those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse.Executive Director of Pavilion Gordon Butler and his granddaughter enjoy a moment together before the program.The Pavilion Clubhouse of Round Rock is a 501(c)(3) organization offering a long term recovery solution for those living with mental illness and/or substance abuse.

Judge Lambeth relayed a story of addiction and its trials and success in her family.

For information, log onto www.pavilionrr.org

Commissioner Cook Makes Presentation on Developing Good Relationships in Wilco at Pavilion's Certified Training

This is one of the three-day training events held March 19 at St. Richard's Episcopal Church in Round Rock.

  • 25 March 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3748

Executive Director Gordon Butler of Pavilion Clubhouse inRound Rock organized a free, three-day training for peer advocate certification that included several speakers. Commissioner Cook made a powerpoint presentation on Developing Good Relationships in Seated on a table listening to Commissioner Cook is Executive Director of Pavilion Gordon Butler with other attendees also shown.Williamson County by identifying communication styles.

Commissioner Cook explains her PowerPoint presentation on developing good relationships through communciation skills to a group of volunteer advocates with Pavilion shown seated in the Church's hall.


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