Travis County Commissioner Ann Howard

Travis County Commissioner Ann Howard

Commissioner Ann Howard ran for office to develop solutions to the issues facing Travis County and build coalitions to solve them. “Land, water, fire and traffic safety dominate my conversations with constituents in Travis County Precinct Three,” she says. “My office will emphasize customer service to help our neighbors understand which governmental agency governs what, what policy options exist, and how we can work together to move real solutions forward.” She brings a strong background in law, public policy and non-profit leadership to representing western Travis County on the five-member Commissioners Court.

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Ann Howard with her husband, John, and children, Susan, Evan, Patricia and John III

Susan, Evan, Ann, John, Patricia, and John III

Precinct 3 Travis County Commissioner Ann Howard is a non-profit executive, attorney and community activist who has been recognized for her leadership and collaboration. A native Texan, Ann earned BA, MPA and JD degrees from UT Austin. She is a former PTA president, youth softball coach and congregation president at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church.

Serving an Area of Diverse Needs

Precinct Three stretches from downtown Austin westward past Briarcliff on SH 71 and northwest past Lago Vista on the north shore of Lake Travis. It includes fast-growing communities along 620 and 183 as well as the majority of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Commissioner Ann Howard has the experience and leadership skills to balance growth with environmental stewardship amidst the jurisdictional soup that oversees transportation, land use and water.

Ann is a native Texan and attended Houston public schools. She has lived in Precinct 3 for three decades, first as a student at the University of Texas, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a law degree and a Master of Public Administration.

Commissioner Ann Howard's Precinct 3
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