Michelle has been the City Administrator for the City of Dripping Springs for 15 years. During this time, the City has experienced tremendous growth, and Michelle has worked closely with its elected leaders to promote and preserve the quality of life.
Michelle is pleased to have played a role in many of City’s accomplishments and distinctions bestowed upon the City of Dripping Springs, including:
- Being recognized as the first International Dark Sky Community in Texas, a result of continuous efforts to protect the night sky from light pollution;
- The construction of the City’s first wastewater treatment plant and collection system;
- The expansion of the City’s parks, recreation, and open space;
- Revitalization of the City’s downtown Historic District and it being listed on the National Register of Historic Places;
- The award of over $5 million in grant funds; and
- The City’s recent recognition as a gold certified “Scenic City.”
Michelle serves on the Board of the Driftwood Economic Development Municipal Management District and is a member of the International Dark Sky Association.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with honors from St. Edward’s University and earned her Master of Public Administration with honors from Texas State University.
Michelle and her husband Ross have 10 and 6 year old daughters. She enjoys attending their ukulele band performances and equestrian events, and spending time traveling, reading, and listening to music.