Griffith “Griff” Morris

Griff and his wife, Brenda, have four children and five grandchildren plus another two on the way as of Spring 2013

Griff retired after 32 years in the printing/publishing industry. He is currently the Manager of Highland Lakes Furniture in Marble Falls.

  • Marble Falls City Council, 2 years
  • Mayor of Marble Falls, 6 years
  • Marble Falls Industrial Development Corporation, 8 years (now the Economic Development Corporation)
  • President of Burnet County Crime Stoppers, 1 year
  • Active member in Community Emergency Response Team “CERTS”
  • Received Sam Walton Businessman of the Year Award
  • Received Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce “Life Time Achievement Award 2012” along with his wife Brenda
  • Board member of the Texas Housing Foundation

Griff is a man of quick wit, but he has a compassion for people as well as the community he lives in.

Susan C. Hamm

Since 2008, Susan has served as an advocate for affordable housing for all of Blanco County. She understands the need for affordable housing for our senior citizens, our disabled citizens and others who need a safe, sanitary environment for their families.

After graduating from Spring Branch High School, she attended Texas Tech University. She became a dedicated educator teaching science and serving as the science department chairperson at Hildebrandt Intermediate School in Klein ISD. Her greatest pride can be seen in the many accomplishments of her students. In 1985, she received a Masters Degree from Texas A&M University. In 1989-90 she was selected as a GTE Fellow to represent Texas at the national level with an interdisciplinary project between science and math.

After 33 years of teaching, she retired to Johnson City in the heart of the Texas Hill Country with her husband David. Not one to slow down, she began developing ways to serve her community as a volunteer.

Gardening has been her passion for years. She took the Master Gardener Intern classes in 2003 and began teaching Junior Master Gardener and horticultural classes. She has written a book in collaboration with Blanco County Master Gardeners called, “How to Grow More Than Rocks in Blanco County”.

  • Commissioner, Johnson City Public Housing Authority Board since 2005
  • Trustee, Johnson City Public Library Board
  • Member, Johnson City Woman’s Civic Club
  • Johnson City’s Outstanding Citizen in 2009 and 2011
  • Outstanding Small County Master Gardner

Johnny P. White, Jr.

Rev. Johnny White accepted the call from The Church at Horseshoe Bay in September 2005 following 26 years as Associate Pastor at the Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio.

Following military service in the Mississippi Air National Guard, he received a BS degree in Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1973. Johnny worked for Jackson Youth for Christ (Mississippi) as a high school and college Campus Life Ministry Coordinator. In 1976 he was ordained to the Gospel Ministry and served the First Baptist Church in Godley, Texas as associate pastor. He earned the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He has done doctoral level study in adult education through Texas A&M University and theological study at the Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the first C.S. Lewis Institute at Oxford and Cambridge in 2003. He is a certified hospital chaplain.

Mission work has been an important part of Johnny’s ministry. He directed the fund-raising and recruitment to build several Habitat for Humanity houses in San Antonio including the first inter-faith project.

Under the sponsorship of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship he taught courses in theological education to young pastors in Irkutsk, Siberia. He has preached and visited seminaries and orphanages in Irkutsk, Siberia; Kishenau, Moldova; and Prague, Czech Republic.

Nancy Jackson

Nancy has over 40 years of business experience working in the legal, retail and real estate fields. Prior to retiring in 2012, she worked exclusively in commercial real estate management. This involved co-management of 11 million square feet for the Port Authority of San Antonio. The portfolio was comprised of industrial, office, air field, rail, government and emergency operations. She also served as Incident Commander for Port San Antonio where she was a liaison for the Port with city, county, state and federal agencies. Nancy coordinated and managed sheltering for Katrina and Rita evacuees in 2005.

Nancy attended Del Mar College and Texas Tech University. She holds dual professional certifications (RPA, FMA) with the Building Owners and Managers Institute.

  • 2009 Port San Antonio Leadership Award
  • 2011 San Antonio Police Department Blue Santa Appreciation Award
  • 2012 San Antonio Building Owners and Managers Association Board of Directors
  • 2012 City of San Antonio Building-related and Fire Codes Appeals and Advisory Board

Nancy currently lives in Kingsland and works part-time for AARP Foundation as a Outreach Specialist for their SCSEP Program. Nancy appreciates the opportunity to help Seniors find employment throughout Central Texas.