Precinct One, Commissioner Lisa Birkman

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.

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3/2/2015 4:15 PM
Please see attached letter from Commissioner Birkman regarding the possible issuance of certificates of obligation bonds to fund improvements to county facilities.  The county will host several open houses which are listed in the letter. Also attached is a spread sheet outlining the county’s current/future debt. 
12/23/2014 9:09 AM
Following a series of three meetings with stakeholders from throughout Williamson County, the Foster Care Task Force identified local statewide suggested improvements to the foster care system. The recommendations are outlined below.

Local Issues

A. Problem A –Need for better communication: Lack of centralized list of available resources and services in the county and lack of information sharing capabilities/technology/software for all those working on case such as the judge, assistant county attorneys, CPS case workers, CASA volunteers, school resource folks, counselors and so forth.

Solutions: 1. Create a digital list of all resources, managed by county

2. Create a single ROI (Request of Information) to take to any school, MH, Etc.

3. Create a TEA form for foster care ID or a quick way to identify foster children when they enter a new school

4. Create/implement a digital “case management” software, accessible by all involved in the case, such as Family Wizard

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8/22/2013 3:16 PM
CF Jordan completed the retaining wall at the west end of the project, finished processing ex base on the east end and began cutting to final grade. The contractor began potholing to locate existing utilities on the north side of RM 620 from Cornerwood to Great Oaks. CF Jordan poured concrete riprap on the front slope across from Cat Hollow Dr., installed a 24” storm sewer across Great Oaks and completed the installation of the BCMUD waterline at Great Oaks.

Work scheduled for the upcoming two weeks: CF Jordan will continue forming and pouring riprap flume and mow strip. The contractor will also continue to shape and place topsoil behind curb between O’Connor Dr. and Cornerwood Dr. CF Jordan will compact and grade clay liner at Water Quality Ponds A, B and C. The embankment west of the funeral home is to be completed and processing of ex base will begin in that area. The intersection of Great Oaks will be constructed, including the placement of asphalt.

Lane Closures: No lane closures...
7/29/2013 2:10 PM
CF Jordan finished setting and back filling the first row of panels on the retaining wall at the west end of the project. CF Jordan also excavated and installed storm sewer lines and installed the curb inlet and pipe at Box Culvert 5. Crews continued to process and grade embankment from Box Culvert 4 to Box Culvert 5, and continued hauling and grading topsoil behind the curb between Cornerwood Dr. and O’Connor Dr. Utility crews began work on BCMUD water and waste water lines at Great Oaks Blvd. Concrete crews formed and poured curb inlet transitions between Cornerwood Dr and Great Oaks Blvd.

Work scheduled for the upcoming two weeks: CF Jordan will finish setting the remaining panels on the retaining wall and begin setting the pre-cast coping. Crews will continue to shape and place topsoil behind curb between O’Connor Dr. and Cornerwood Dr., begin the first course of "ex base between Box Culvert 4 and Box Culvert 5, and finish second course "ex base from O’Connor to 1000’ east. Concrete crews will...
6/24/2013 10:46 AM
The contractor, CF Jordan, continued excavation of water quality ponds. Excavation operations also continued for the eastbound lanes. Work scheduled for the upcoming two weeks: CF Jordan will continue to excavate and shape the water quality ponds and will also begin forming and pouring concrete curb and gutter between O’Connor and Cornerwood. Waterline improvements on the City of Round Rock waterline at Wyoming Springs and the Brushy Creek MUD lines located just east of Cornerwood will also begin. Lane Closures: No lane closures are scheduled for the next two weeks. For More Information: For more information about this project, please visit 620.roadbond.org. Questions or comments may be directed by email or phone to the Williamson County Road Bond Program at roads@wilco.org or (512) 943-1195. If you would like to receive project updates via email in the future, please send your email information to roads@wilco.org.
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Williamson County Jester Annex
Lisa Birkman
Commissioner Precinct One
1801 East Old Settlers Blvd.
Suite  #110
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: (512) 244-8610
Fax: (512) 244-8616
Driving Directions
lbirkman@wilco.org

Mary Clark
Executive Assistant
(512) 244-8615 Direct Line
mclark@wilco.org

Tammy Smith
Administrative Assistant
(512) 244-8610
tsmith@wilco.org

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Williamson County Courthouse
710 Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626
Main Telephone: (512)943-1100
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