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Media Contacts


Jody Seaborn
Senior media relations strategist
Phone: 512-478-8753 (office)
512-294-6266 (cell)

Jody Seaborn, senior media relations strategist, is the primary media contact for the Texas Association of Counties. With a background as an editor and columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, he understands the information needs of journalists. His experience also includes writing and editing for Stratfor, an Austin-based geopolitical intelligence firm, and teaching journalism at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

A native Texan from Abilene, Jody is a graduate of Angelo State University in San Angelo.


Shiloh Perry
Social media strategist
Phone: 512-478-8753 (office)
979-204-5448 (cell)

Shiloh Perry is social media strategist and secondary media contact for the Texas Association of Counties. Before joining TAC, Shiloh worked with news media in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation's largest general agriculture advocacy organization. There, her focus was on national and regional broadcast media. Her experience also includes conducting analysis and writing for the Congressional Research Service, the research organization that exclusively serves the U.S. Congress. Her specialty was agricultural research, including organic food production.

A native Texan from Dime Box, Shiloh holds a Bachelor of Science in agricultural leadership and development and a Master of Public Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station.

Newsletters and Publications

Executive Director's Report – Susan M. Redford comments on critical issues facing county governments today.
TAC President's Report – Renee Couch brings her perspective as the treasurer of a fast-growing Hill Country county and the president of the organization's Board of Directors.
News Releases – The last 24 months of news releases from TAC.
Legislative News – Short articles on some of the legislative issues facing counties today.
County Magazine – Perspective, features and in-depth stories about life in the hundreds of county offices that make up county government in Texas.

Media Resource Library

TAC approved logos – Download here
Photo of TAC Executive Director Susan Redford – Download here
Photo of TAC Board President Renee Couch – Download here
County Seats Map – Download here