Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD) is governed by a Board consisting of five directors elected from the District at large. LMUD board members serve a four-year term before their position is up for re-election.
Three positions were open for a General Election on May 2, 2020. In accordance with the Texas Water Code, a notice was issued in December 2019 for interested applicants to apply between January 15 and February 14, 2020. No applications were received during this timeframe other than the incumbents, so the current Board members who held the open positions ran unopposed, including Lawrence Christian, Don Goff, and John Sayre.
During the May 13, 2020 regularly scheduled Board meeting, the re-elected Board members were issued Certificates of Election and a Statement of Elected Officers which each re-elected Board Member had signed, was read by LMUD’s notary, Loyd Smith who also serves as Finance/ Administration Manager. Because the meeting was held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, a time and place were set up for each newly-elected board member to be administered their Oath of Office and presented with their Certificate of Election.
Larry Burmeier, LMUD Board President, said at the May 13 meeting,
“This is a great Board to work with. The knowledge y’all bring is outstanding. It’s good to have y’all back for another four years!”
Burmeier has served on the Board since 2014. Jerry Hietpas, Board Vice President, has served since 2005. Christian and Goff, who serve as Treasurer and Secretary respectively, have been on the Board since 2016. Sayre joined as the fifth director in 2018 after long-time Board director Tom Brewer left his position early due to health reasons.
Earl Foster, General Manager, LMUD, said, “We’re so thankful for the support of our Board as well as all of the Committee members. The Lakeway residents who fill these volunteer positions provide us with invaluable expertise that aid us in making better decisions for our customers.”
The newly elected positions are set to expire in May 2024.