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Leadership

President
Mark Jack
Parker County ESD No. 1
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Vice President
James Kelly
Montgomery County ESD No. 8
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Secretary
Bob Janusaitis
Harris County ESD No. 9
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Treasurer
Scott Morgan
Harris County ESD No. 29
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Directors

Paula Barr
Travis County ESD No. 6
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Jim Carter
Denton County ESD No. 1
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Christopher Cavazos
Bexar County ESD No. 6
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Paul Graf
Comal County ESD No. 4
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Ruth Hime
Southwest Leon County ESD No. 2
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Randy Melton
Smith County ESD No. 2
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Thomas Nanninga
Williamson County ESD No. 2
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Billy Ted Smith
Jasper County ESD No. 1
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Cliff Avery
Executive Director (nonvoting)
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Clay Avery
Asst. Executive Director (nonvoting)
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First look at 86th Legislature
and Property Tax Reform

 
 

In a June 3 webcast, SAFE-D's Legislative Counsel John Carlton discusses the far-reaching changes of Senate Bill 2, which dramatically alters how local governments set their annual tax rates.

The changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, so ESDs have time to familiarize themselves with the new requirements.

CLICK HERE OR THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE A RECORDING OF THE WEBCAST

Note: This video does not qualify for ESD Commissioner Training Credit


Just in time for wildfire season:

PBS explores scientists' effort to predict wildfire movement.


Happy 75th Birthday to Smokey the Bear

Click the image to see a 1950s film about how Smokey became Smokey
(featuring Hopalong Cassidy!)

 



SAFE-D 18th Annual Conference

ESD Commissioners from across Texas pack the Exhibit Hall at SAFE-D's 2019 Annual Conference in Frisco.


SAFE-D's ESD Handbook

The first update of the old Texas Dept. of Rural Affairs manual since 2011. It's an important reference book for everyone involved with ESDs. Download a PDF for FREE by clicking here.


SAFE-D Online Education Opportunity

Join ESDs around the state in timely, practical online education through SAFE-D, in partnership with the V.G. Young Institute of County Government.

Click here for information on how to enroll for the course.

Click here for the link to the course (IMPORTANT: be sure to read the above information page that explains how to enroll for the course)


Apply to Become a Certified Emergency Services Commissioner!

CESC Application