Information you should know if you live in Williamson County

Williamson County Commissioners Court The 2016-17 Williamson County Commissioners Court, from left: (front row) Cynthia Long, Valerie Covey, Terry Cook; (back row) County Judge Dan Gattis, Larry Madsen[/caption]

County statistics

2015 population: 508,514
County size: 1,118.3 square miles
People per square mile: 454.7
Median age: 35.8
Median household income: $78,311
Percent of the population that holds a bachelor’s degree: 40.4 percent
Property tax rate (fiscal year 2016-17): $0.4815 per $100 valuation

County Commissioners
Williamson County commissioners usually meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main St., Georgetown. 512-943-1550.

Terms and compensation:
Commissioners serve four-year terms and receive an annual salary. Each commissioner is budgeted to be paid a salary of $95,918 for fiscal year 2016-17.

Video coverage:
Williamson County began offering video recordings of all Commissioners Court meetings online on Oct. 8, 2015. The video is not a live feed but can be viewed the following day. Individuals can select a specific agenda item to view, or watch the entire meeting. The video recordings, along with minutes and agendas of the meetings, are posted online at

Commissioners and term expiration dates
Dan Gattis (2015-18)—Judge
Terry Cook (2017-20)—Precinct 1
Cynthia Long (2015-18)—Precinct 2
Valerie Covey (2017-20)—Precinct 3
Larry Madsen (2015-18)—Precinct 4

Numbers to know
Sheriff’s office: (non-emergency) 512-864-8282
EMS: (non-emergency) 512-943-1264
Parks and recreation office: 512-943-1920

By Caitlin Perrone
Caitlin covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils and reports on education, transportation, government and business news. She is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Caitlin produced a large-scale investigative project with The Dallas Morning News and led education coverage in the Brazos Valley at The Bryan-College Station Eagle. After interning with Community Impact Newspaper for two summers, she joined the staff as a reporter in 2015.


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