Travis County Sheriff
introduction by Lion Tommy Cowan
We will be presenting Sheriff Greg Hamilton with an honorary membership and also we will make a donation to the Dan Richards Foundation.
Please join us on this special event!
Speakers Bio: Sheriff Greg Hamilton was sworn in on January 1, 2005, and is serving his third term as the Travis County Sheriff, which includes several neighboring communities to the City of Austin.
Greg Hamilton, was born and raised in Central Texas and received a degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University (SWTSU).
After working as a Corrections Officer II from 1983 to 1984 with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice he relocated to Austin, Texas to begin a career as a Senior Corrections Officer and Deputy Sheriff for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) from 1985 to 1994.
In 1994, Greg Hamilton was appointed Chief of Enforcement at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). He made his first run for public office in 2004 and was elected as the Sheriff of Travis County.
Greg Hamilton took office in January of 2005 and has recently been re-elected as Sheriff. On a daily basis, through Greg Hamilton’s leadership and guidance TCSO reaches out to the entire community to become a part of preventing crime and keeping the community safe.
TCSO continues to expand its standards for community policing and to maintain a professional corrections team which insures an efficient and secure jail. One focus of Greg Hamilton’s is promoting programs to inmates that can help them move toward success in the world of work and personal stability, which can be a challenge from the moment an individual is incarcerated in jail. Moreover, by joining with the National Crime Prevention Council in a one of a kind effort called “Building Bridges Brick By Brick,” he has connected community, business, media, government and faith-based leaders together to work on issues important to the community, thus bringing positive change to Travis County.
Greg Hamilton is married to Maize, whom he met when both were students at SWTSU. The family includes three adult children and three grandchildren. He is a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.
Featured Lunch Menu: Roast tenderloin of beef with portobello mushrooms, mixed green vegetables and scallop potatoes; mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.
Please register by noon on Wednesday.
We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.