TAC Board names new officers

Tom Green County's Cradduck chosen president-elect; Yoakum County's Addison to be vice president

By County magazine staff

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Tom Green County Auditor Nathan Cradduck is the new president-elect of the Texas Association of Counties' Board of Directors. Yoakum County Commissioner Tim Addison is the Board's new vice president.

In May, Board members chose Cradduck to succeed Glasscock County Judge Kim Halfmann following her retirement from county government. Because Cradduck had been serving as the Board's vice president, his elevation to president-elect created a second leadership vacancy that the Board elected Addison to fill.

A former president of the Texas Association of County Auditors and a member of the TAC Board since January 2016, Cradduck will succeed Comal County Treasurer Renee Couch as Board president when her two-year term ends on Dec. 31.

"I am honored to help lead TAC on behalf of all 254 Texas counties and the 29 million Texans we serve," Cradduck said. "Together we will grow TAC's reputation as the most trusted, leading resource for counties. I look forward to working with county officials and TAC staff to ensure the continued success of our association."

Cradduck has served as Tom Green County auditor since 2006. He grew up in Corsicana in Navarro County, where his parents taught school, and holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Sam Houston State University.

Addison joined the TAC Board in December 2019. A sixth-generation Texan whose family has been farming and ranching in Yoakum County for more than 100 years, he has a bachelor's degree in economics from Texas Tech University and previously served as president of the West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association.

"After almost 15 years in office, I'm still learning on the job every day," Addison said. "The Texas Association of Counties provides essential services to my county as well as to the other 253 counties in Texas. I look forward to serving as vice president of this organization and continue my learning process to make county government more effective."

"We are fortunate to have Nathan and Tim serving as leaders of our association," TAC Executive Director Susan M. Redford said. "They are committed to excellence in public service, and I look forward to working with them in support of counties statewide."

The TAC Board will elect a new president-elect in December to take Cradduck's place after he's sworn in as president. The vice president position also will be up for election in December.