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Unlimited Possibilities


Russell Devorsky


Damaris Neelley, Chair

Owner, Affordable Housing of  Clifton

Bosque County

Jay Elliot, Vice Chair

County Judge

Falls County

Joe Rodriquez, Secretary/Treasurer


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

McLennan County

Dick Van Dyke, Immediate Past Chair

Director of Moody Chamber of Commerce

and Moody Economic Development Corp.

McLennan County


Daniel Burkeen

County Judge, Limestone County

Randy Riggs

Tax Assessor-Collector

McLennan County Appraisal District

McLennan County


Art Mann

Executive Director

Hill County Economic Development Corp.

Hill County

Edith Omberg

Mayor, Hillsboro

Hill County

Matthew Wright

City of Rosebud Municipal Judge,

Attorney-at-Law, Mediator

Diaz, Lannen & Wright

Falls County


Michael Baldwin

Customer Operations, South Region MGR.


McLennan County

Adam Hutchison

Waco President, TSTC

McLennan County

Robert Hawkins

Board Member

Texas Workforce Investment Council

McLennan County

Justin Lewis

County Judge, Hill County

Susan Cates

Executive Director, Mexia Economic Development Coorperation

Jerry Barker, Member

Director of Community Development,

City of Hillsboro

Hill County


Kevin Benedict

Owner,  The Benedict Group

Freestone County

Scott Felton

County Judge, McLennan County

Ray O'Docharty

Mayor, City of Groesbeck

Limestone County

Linda Grant, Member

County Judge

Freestone County

Get Involved in the Heart of Texas Economic Development District!


We are eager to incorporate your experience, input, and ideas into our processes. Whether your interest is the economic development planning process, regional projects, regional marketing, or partnering with us on community needs, we want you at the table!



Come to our next meeting!  Our meetings are regularly scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month at 1:00, at the Heart of Texas Council of Governments building at 1514 South New Road, Waco, TX  76711.  Contact staff to confirm specific meeting details.