City Council Members

Biographies of the Round Rock City Council Members

Mayor Craig Morgan

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan was elected to serve as Mayor of Round Rock in May 2017. Prior to being elected to his current seat, he served as Councilmember to Place 1 from May 2011 through May 2017, and was selected as Mayor Pro-Tem in June 2016.

Morgan, a Round Rock attorney, has been an active member in the Round Rock community. He currently serves on the St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center Board of Trustees, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board (CAMPO) and the Round Rock Campus Advisory Committee for ACC. He is also a current member of the Rotary Club of Round Rock. He attends the Fellowship at Forest Creek in Round Rock.

He is a Leadership Round Rock graduate and has previously served on the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Chasco Family YMCA board of directors and the Leadership Round Rock Planning Board. Additionally, Morgan served as a Commissioner on the Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission, is a former member of the Ridgeview Middle School PTA, and served as a member of the Round Rock Charter Review Commission in 2007.

Morgan received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, an MBA from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University), and his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is married to Amanda Morgan and they have one son, Garret.

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Tammy Young
Place 1

Tammy Young, Place 1

Tammy Young was elected to the Round Rock City Council in May of 2017. As a councilmember, she serves on the board of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Committee of the Capital Area Council of Governments, the Capital Area Economic Development District, the Clean Air Coalition, and as Executive Liaison to the Aging Advisory Council.

Tammy earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in 1994 and is currently working on a Master’s degree studying Environmental and Sustainability Law at Arizona State University. 

A former Round Rock ISD teacher, she also taught in New MexicoWhile in NM, she also led a non-profit organization for children with ADHD, worked as a consultant, advocate, and public speaker helping to bring awareness, collaboration, and services to underserved children. She is the author of “Slow Down So I Can Tell You I Love You: A Handbook for Parents and Teachers of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder,” published in 2000.

Tammy is married with three grown children and two grandchildren. She is Chairperson of the Animal Care Committee for Rodeo Austin and is a licensed real estate broker.

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Councilmember Rene Flores

Rene Flores
Place 2

Rene Flores, Place 2

Rene Flores was first elected to Place 2 in May 2016 and re-elected in May 2019.

Flores works as a commercial lender in the Round Rock and Central Texas area with Amplify Credit Union. He received his BBA with a major in Finance from Texas Christian University. Flores is a graduate of Leadership Round Rock and previously completed five years of service on the Round Rock Chamber board. He served as chair for the Investor Council, worked on the Leadership Round Rock Planning group and also served on the Finance Council. Flores was appointed as a Commissioner to the Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission and served four years prior to his time on the City Council. He currently serves on the executive board of the Rural Capital Area Workforce Solutions as Treasurer, Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation Board, and serves as Vice President of the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority board of directors. Flores is a member of the Finance Committee for St. William Catholic Church where he and his family attend. He is past president of the Round Rock Rotary Club and a member of the El Amistad Club.

Flores and his wife, Cynthia, have two children Cecelia and John Richard.

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Matthew Baker
Place 3

Matthew Baker, Place 3

Matthew Baker was elected to Place 3 in May 2018.

Matt and his wife Natasha are both native Texans who have lived in the central Texas area since 1993 and moved into the City of Round Rock in 2012. Matt and Natasha have three sons ages 6, 4 and 2.

Together, Matt and Natasha own Baker Realty, a brokerage that specializes in residential real estate. Prior to Baker Realty, Matt, a graduate of Texas A&M University, worked as a professional engineer for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for over 20 years. While there, he served in several positions including Director of Small Business & Environmental Assistance, Director of Monitoring Operations, and Director of Enforcement, where he oversaw enforcement cases for the entire state of Texas. Matt also held special assignments throughout his career including overseeing the TCEQ Emergency Response Team and organizing the management of medical waste during the Ebola crisis in 2014. He also was the TCEQ appointment to the Governor’s Economic Development team, where Matt was instrumental in attracting new businesses to the state.

Matt is the recipient of several honors and awards including TCEQ Employee of the Year. He is a graduate of the Governor’s Executive Development Program through the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a graduate of Leadership Round Rock.

Matt and Natasha love serving their community. Matt served as the Vice-Chair of Round Rock’s Planning & Zoning Commission until 2018. Matt currently serves as Chair of Senior Access (a ride-sharing program for seniors), is Member of the Board of the Round Rock Rotary, and he and Natasha are also sponsors of the highly successful Play For All Park. Matt has donated his time to his local community as a licensed Peace Officer for 27 years, having achieved the rank of Captain. Matt and his Family are active members of Redemption Hill Church in Round Rock. Matt has served in a variety of roles at Redemption Hill and previous places of worship including Building Committee, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Counselor, Sound Engineer, and rhythm guitarist.

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Will Peckham

Will Peckham
Place 4

Will Peckham, Place 4

Will Peckham was first elected to Place 4 in May 2014 and re-elected in May 2017.

Will is a product of the Round Rock ISD system, graduating from Westwood High School in 1989. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture Education. After his college years, Will moved back to Round Rock, and currently owns and operates Round Rock Travel with his family.

He married Nikki and enlarged their family to 4 children; Bradley, Haley, Jason and Melanie. Over the years Will has been involved in many community and civic organizations. He is a graduate of Leadership Round Rock and the Ascend Leadership Program, was named 2011 Round Rock Chamber Member of the Year and is a proud recipient of the 2015 “Big Boy Hester” Small Business of the Year Award.

Will has also been past president of the Round Rock Rotary Club and the Williamson A&M Club. He is a former member of the YMCA Board of Greater Williamson County and currently serves on the Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Williamson County A&M Foundation, Whitlow Task Force for Capitol IDEA, Round Rock Chamber Board of Directors and is a member of the Round Rock Rotary Club. Other boards and commissions he has had the privilege to serve on in the past include the City of Round Rock Ethics Review Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission and the 2013 Williamson County Bond Advisory Committee.

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Writ Baese

Writ Baese
Place 5, Mayor Pro-Tem

Writ Baese, Place 5, Mayor Pro-Tem

Writ won election to Place 5 in May 2015 and was re-elected in May 2018. He was also selected to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem in June 2018.

Writ, along with two of his brothers, owns Hill Country Payroll, a family business founded by their father in 1995. He has a BA in Economics and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

He is an active investor in the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce. His service includes 6 years on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, including a term as Chair of the Board during 2012. He is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Round Rock. Writ was named the Chamber’s Member of the Year in 2010 and was the Outstanding New Member in 2007.

Writ served on the Round Rock Economic Development Partnership Advisory Committee for 2 years and had the honor of being the vice chair of the committee for one of those years. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Round Rock and served as Club President during 2012-2013. Writ also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center and on the board of directors for the RRISD Partners in Education Foundation. He also serves as Citizen Director for the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority.

He and his family are members of Palm Valley Lutheran Church. Writ also enjoyed coaching youth baseball and basketball for 17 seasons. He is an adult leader with BSA Troop 365.

Writ and his wife, Kim, have two sons, Tyler and Trevor.

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Hilda Montgomery
Place 6

Hilda Montgomery, Place 6

Hilda won a special election for Place 6 in December 2017.

Originally from Chicago, Hilda was recruited to Central Texas by Dell Computers to work as a manager in the factory on Braker Lane. She accumulated a wide-breath of experience working with various Dell products and Tech Support, prior to taking on a role as Project Manager.

Hilda has called Round Rock home for 19 years, and still lives in the same neighborhood. An avid community volunteer, she has volunteered with numerous local groups and non-profits including Caritas, Round Rock Serving Center, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.

Hilda strongly believes in making a difference in peoples’ lives, and that we need to get back to governing for the people. Hilda cites inclusion and ensuring that the residents of Round Rock are involved with their city government as paramount.

Hilda holds a Bachelor’s degree from North Central College, Naperville, Ill.

Hilda spends her spare time enjoying the serenity of Round Rock’s nature trails, traveling, as well as listening to classic radio dramas.

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