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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6/16/2016 11:03 AM
Jessika Kalaher was 27 years old in September of 2009 when she went into the Wal-Mart on Hwy. 183 in Cedar Park to buy dog food late one evening. Jessika had graduated from Pflugerville High School in 2000 and Texas State University in 2007. She was working at HEB as a manager while also serving as a substitute teacher at Union Hill Elementary School in Round Rock ISD. She hoped to get a permanent teaching position in the future. But, after buying the food for her dogs, Tacoma and Duke, she was assaulted, strangled and left for dead. She eventually died in her car in the parking lot of that Wal-Mart store. Now, almost seven years later, the person that strangled her has yet to answer for the crime.

Much has been written and debated about what happened from that point forward. An arrest was made, and a local man went on trial for her capital murder. That legal proceeding ended in a mistrial. Appeals are underway. But the bottom line is we do not have justice for Jessika or closure for her family.

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8/26/2015 1:38 PM

Williamson County’s Alan’s Hope Project is hosting a “Ceremony For Hope” in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week on Tuesday, September 8th, at 8:30 a.m. in the District Courtroom, on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse at 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown. The public is invited and asked to participate by submitting a drawing of what hope means to you. To read about submitting your artwork, click here. To view the ceremony announcement, click here.

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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1/30/2013 11:10 AM
The following brochures are available in Commissioner Lisa Birkman’s office, located at 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Ste. 110, in Round Rock:
  • WILCOUNTY LINE County Directory 
  • Parks & Trails of Williamson County 
  • Brushy Creek Regional Trail Map 
  • Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS
  • Williamson County Conservation Foundation (WCCF
  • WCCF Beck Preserve Brochure
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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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