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Victoria County Commissioners Court appoints members to serve on various boards and commissions.  Boards marked with an * signify the positions may not be available for appointment and the Commissioners' Court does not have sole representation or control of the board or commission. 

More detail regarding each board and commission is found below.  If you are interested in serving on one of our boards and commissions, you may apply by completing the Board and Commission Application and returning it to the County Judge's Office at 101 N. Bridge St, Rm 102, Victoria, Texas 77901.

Boards and Commission Application

  • The Victoria County Airport Commission was created for the purpose of promoting the development of the Victoria Regional Airport, and efficient operation thereof, and obtaining and enlarging commercial airline carriage into and from the county. 

    The Commission shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the Commissioners' Court and shall exercise the power and duties hereinafter set out which are authorized to be delegated by the governing body of he municipality to such airport commission as prescribed by lay.  The Commissioners' Court appoints county residents to serve three (3) year terms. 

    The Victoria Regional Airport Commission is currently:

    Member/Position

    Bill Russell, Chairman

    J.R. Jim Hartman, Vice Chairman

    John "Buddy" Billups, Secretary 

    Clifton Thomas Jr. 

    Alan Kristynik

    Term Ending

    April 2019

    April 2021

    April 2019

    February 2023

    February 2023

  • The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee is established through Government Code 823.005 (a). The governing body of a county in which an animal shelter is located shall appoint an advisory committee to assist in complying with the requirements.  It must be composed of at least one licensed veterinarian, one county or municipal official, one person whose duties include the daily operation of an animal shelter, and one representative from an animal welfare organization. The advisory committee shall meet at lease three times a year. 

    The Victoria Animal Shelter Advisory Board is currently:

    Member/Position 

    Gary Burns

    Jennifer Werland

    Dr. Lee Zeplin

    Scott Buchanan

    Caleb Shaw

    Mike Atkinson 

    Term Ending

     

    January 2024

    January 2024

    January 2024

    January 2024

    January 2024

     

  • The Victoria County Historical Commission (VCHC) is created and assumes the duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 318.  The purpose of the Victoria County Historical Commission shall be to initiate and conduct such programs as may be suggested by the Victoria County Commissioners Court, the Texas Historical Commission, interested Commission members and citizens for the preservation of the historical heritage of Victoria County.  The officers of the Victoria County Historical Commission shall be a chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer.  Their term shall be for two (2) years. 

    The Victoria County Historical Commission Board is currently:

    Member/Position

    Paul Janda-Chairperson

    Susan Morrison-Vice Chairperson 

    Diana Rhodes-Secretary

    Betty Tovar-Treasurer

    Jim Stofer-Parliamentarian

    Jeff Wright-Historic Preservation Officer

    Gary Dunnam-Member

    Joseph "Joe" Fox-Member

    Karen Hagan-Member 

    Gary Hall-Member

    Pauline Hendryx-Member

    Ann Kapp-Member

    Barbara Kennedy-Member 

    John Kisalus-Member

    Adam Mahan-Member

    Jesse Mathis-Member

    Velma Mathis-Member

    Bill Plemons-Member

    Bill Pozzi-Member

    Jim Stokes-Member

    Catherine Swift, Dr.-Member

    Tim Terry-Member

    Helen Walker-Member

    James Wearden-Member

    Winston Wheeler-Member

    Michael Williams-Member 

     

     Term Ending2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

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    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

    2023

     

  • The Victoria County Child Welfare Board is established through Texas Family Code §264.005. It is an entity of the Department of Family and Public Services for the purposes of providing coordinated state and local public welfare services for children and their families and for the coordinated use of federal, state, and local funds for these services.  The Commissioners' Court appoints county residents to serve three (3) year terms. 

    The Child Welfare Board is currently:

    Member/Position

    Rosalind Perez, Chairman

    Ashley Pall, Vice Chairman

    Angie Stafford, Secretary

    Jay Neukomm, Treasurer

    Adolph Hernandez

    Darlyn Sustaita

    Ellen Vallejo

    Tracy Chase

    Blythe Flores

    Term Ending 

    December 2024

    December 2022

    December 2023

    December 2025

    December 2024

    December 2023

    December 2024

    December 2024

    December 2025

  • The Victoria Public Library Advisory Board is governed by the bylaws adopted June 23, 1977.  It's purpose is to develop and establish library policies, review budgets, and act as a liaison between the City and County. 

    It is composed of ten (10) members selected as follows:

    1. Four (4) members appointed by the City Council;
    2. Four (4) members appointed by the County Commissioners Court;
    3. One (1) member will be either the President or designate of the Friends of the Public Library, a Texas non-profit corporation;
    4. One (1) member will be the President or designate of the Bronte Club, a Texas non-profit corporation. 

    The members serve three (3) year terms. 

    The Victoria Public Library Advisory Board is currently:

    Member/Entity

    Ashley Sison - City of Victoria

    Tony Vasquez - City of Victoria

    Dr. Heather Para - City of Victoria

    Barbara David - City of Victoria

    Jake A. Truss - City of Victoria

    Britannie Dierlam - County of Victoria

    Deb Crislip-Baker - County of Victoria

    Robin Knipling - County of Victoria

    Crystal CJ Thornton - County of Victoria 

    Diana Sneed - Friends of the Library 

    Term Ending 

    October 2023

    October 2023

    August 2022

    August 2022

    October 2023

    September 2022

    September 2022

    September 2022

    September 2022

    Elected by the Friends of the Library 

  • The Victoria County Health Department Board is established through Local Public Health Reorganization Act 121.041.  Public Health Board 121.034 (a).

    The operation of the Health Department shall be over-seen by an advisory Board of Health.  This Board of Health shall consist of nine (9) members, four (4) of whom shall be appointed by the governing body of the County, and five (5) by the governing body of the City.  Three (3) members shall be legally qualified, licensed and practicing physicians in Victoria County and shall be approved by the Victoria County Medical Society, one (1) member shall be legally qualified, licensed and practicing dentist in Victoria County and shall be approved by the Victoria County Dental Society, and at least one shall be a Registered Nurse. 

    The Victoria County Health Department Board is currently:

    Member/Position

    Martha Vasquez-County of Victoria

    Dr. Grant Heller, DDS-City of Victoria

    Heather Glaze, R.N.-County of Victoria

    Dr. Irfan Qureshi-City of Victoria

    Dr. Stanley Charles Ontai-City of Victoria

    Haley Daniel, D.V.M.-County of Victoria

    Henry Holloman - County of Victoria

    Daniel Cano - City of Victoria

    Darla Strother - City of Victoria

    Term Ending

    April 2025

    April 2024

    April 2025

    April 2025

    April 2025

    April 2025

    April 2024

    April 2023

    April 2023

     

  • The Citizens Medical Center Board of Directors is currently:

    Member/Position

    Tanya Seiler, MD, - Chairman

    Russell Marshall - Vice- Chairman

    Ben Galvan - Secretary

    Paul B. Holm - Treasurer

    Luis A. Guerra - Member

    James  F. Neumann, MD. - Member 

    Term Ending

    July 2023

    July 2023

    July 2023

    July 2023

    July 2022

    July 2022

     

  • The Juvenile Board of Victoria County is composed of the county judge, the district judge in Victoria County, and the judge of each county court at law. The board is governed by V.T.C.A. Human Resource Code 152.2411.  The County Clerk serves as clerk. 

    The Victoria County Juvenile Board is currently:

    Member Travis Ernst, County Clerk at Law #1

    Daniel Gilliam - County Court at Law #2

    Jack Marr - 24th District Judge

    Stephen Williams - 135th District Judge

    Skipper Williams - 267th District Judge

    Eli E. Garza - 377th District Judge

    Ben Zeller - County Judge

  • Victoria Navigation Board Commission is governed by Chapter 62, Navigation, Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution.   The navigation board includes the members of the Navigation and Canal Commission. The commissioners serve (2) two year terms.

    The Navigation District is currently: 

    Member

    Byron Burris

    Donald Pozzi

    John Gilley

    Robby Burdge

    Annie Cullen

    Term Ending 

    January 2022

    February 2017

    May 2022

    November 2018

    June 2023