Jackson appointed to WCESD #4 Board


Todd Jackson

Williamson County Commissioners recently appointed a Round Rock man to the Board of Commissioners of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4.

Todd Jackson, vice president of the engineering firm Halff Associates, Inc., in Georgetown, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board left by longtime member Gene Gatlin, who passed away in January.

Commissioner Cynthia Long, who represents Liberty Hill and Precinct 2 on the Commissioners Court, recommended Jackson for the appointment.

“Mr. Jackson’s professional background, demonstrated leadership, commitment to serving others, and personal integrity were key reasons for my recommending Mr. Jackson,” Commissioner Long told The Independent. “Mr. Jackson will be a great asset to the Board and to the community.”

Board President Dean Andrews said Jackson currently lives in Round Rock, but is building a home in the Liberty Hill fire district. Jackson was not available for an interview by press time Wednesday, but attended his first Board meeting Oct. 18.

As a vice president of the company, Jackson manages the Georgetown office of Halff Associates. Over the course of his career, he has worked on efforts including the design and management of water, wastewater, paving, drainage, utility coordination, and subsurface utility engineering projects for public sector clients throughout Texas and New Mexico, said Commissioner Long. He has received extensive training in leadership, management and budget development — areas that will be an asset to the ESD Board, she added.

Jackson is a graduate of Leadership Round Rock and Leadership Georgetown, is a Meals on Wheels volunteer and a Worship Leader at his church — Hill Country Bible Church in Round Rock.