Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Judicial Program Manager Mary Cunningham plans to retire at the end of this year. For the past three years, she has led the TAC Texas Judicial Academy and has been a crucial resource for constitutional county judges who call the judicial hotline.
TAC honors Cunningham and her many years of service to the people of Texas, first as a school librarian and then as a lawyer practicing family and probate law. She was appointed associate judge of the 246th District Court in Houston and later was the first woman elected Llano County judge.
“TAC was a wonderful culmination to a career that I have loved,” says Cunningham. “I was able to share my knowledge and experience with county judges who always tried to do their best for their constituents and the law.”
The Judicial Education Program team recently welcomed Stephanie Moreno, who will take the reins after Cunningham’s retirement. Moreno most recently worked for the Texas Oil & Gas Association as a liaison to communities and elected officials throughout the Eagle Ford Shale and South Texas. Earlier, she was county judge of Bee County and worked for the attorney general as an assistant general counsel to the Child Support Division.
“Judges are going to be in great hands with Judge Moreno,” Cunningham said.