Lisa Birkman has been serving Williamson County residents as Commissioner in Precinct 1 since 2004. An important focus of her terms in office has been road improvements in her densely populated precinct. Working together with the City of Round Rock and the Texas Department of Transportation, Commissioner Birkman has been able to bring safety and mobility improvements to her area of the county. Highlights include the construction of the O’Connor Drive extension that connects to SH 45 routing some traffic congested away from RM 620 and other safety improvements to RM 620 including the addition of medians and designated turn lanes.
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. 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. Prior to being elected as county commissioner, she served her community on the Cat Hollow HOA Board and the Brushy Creek MUD Board.