Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly has selected T. Beck Gipson, a local real estate broker, to serve as the county commissioner representing Precinct 2 constituents. The announcement was made via the county’s YouTube channel around 9 a.m. this morning, August 20.
Making the appointment official will be action scheduled Monday, August 23, in the Kerr County Commissioners’ Court, when Gipson is also expected to take the oath of office delivered by Kelly. An appointment was necessary because existing Kerr County Commissioner (Pct. 2) Tom Moser had to retire because he changed residences to another location inside the county, but outside Precinct 2. By law, a county commissioner must live within the precinct whose people he represents.
“While it was a very difficult choice, I elected to go with Beck because of his vast experience and lifetime familiarity with real estate and development. I consider the most significant challenge facing Kerr County over the coming months to be real estate development in Precinct 2, particularly in the Center Point area,” Kelly said.
Gipson was one of four finalists chosen among a field of very qualified applicants, according to Kelly. The county judge has invited the other three finalists to advise him as the court completes its revision and adopts new subdivision rules and regulations that will meter growth in the county’s rural reaches over the years to come.
Accepting the invitation and additionally offering to advise and consult on every new proposed development were the following: water issues expert Chris Childs, retired banker Mark Haufler and civil engineer Kaela Hale.
As the newly appointed commissioner, Gipson will serve August 23, 2021, until November 14, 2022, which is the date when the commissioners’ court is expected to canvass the 2022 General Election that occurs days earlier. Gipson will assume the leadership position for the next 14 months until the voters of Precinct 2 elect their new county commissioner.