Exciting news – Kim Halfmann has joined the County Relations Officers (CRO) team at TAC, effective Oct. 3. The former Glasscock County Judge serves 71 counties covering the Permian Basin and Concho Valley and extending east into the Central Texas region.
"Kim Halfmann's boundless, positive energy and deep understanding of the dynamics and challenges of county government are wins for Texas counties and for TAC," said TAC Executive Director Susan M. Redford. "Adding a fourth CRO also brings additional resources to the team, which is consistently in high demand."
Halfmann joins CROs Alan Bristol, Rhita Koches and Tramer Woytek—all former county judges with deep expertise on county issues and TAC resources. The addition of a fourth CRO means that territories are smaller, and each CRO can be more available to county members.
Halfmann was Glasscock County Judge from 2010 to 2021 and served on the TAC Board of Directors from 2016 to 2021. "Budgetary issues, new legislation, underfunded mandates and turnover on the commissioners court — those are continual challenges within counties," she said.
She's particularly attuned to the needs of smaller counties, whose officials wear multiple hats.
"I retired as county judge last year and enjoyed canning, gardening and learning new things — for a little while," Halfmann said with a laugh. "But serving others — that's what fills my cup, and I am excited to join TAC and serve those who serve Texans."