Bill Ennis is a native Texan and was reared in Alvin, south of Houston, where he still has family.

He has lived most of his adult life in central Texas, previously in Austin and for the past twenty-five years in Bastrop. 

He has recently retired from the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) in Austin, where he served as Vice President for Membership & Communication and as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors.   His thirty-six year tenure at TXOGA afforded him the opportunity to work with some of the most powerful decision makers in the State and provided him a wealth of experience in government and policy making.

His time in Bastrop has been marked by his level of volunteerism and his contributions to many different organizations, both charitable and governmental. 

He is married and lives in his home on Pecan Street.

William (Bill) Ennis

Retired in 2015 as the Bastrop Main Street Program Director for almost nine years, Nancy Wood has been involved in the historic preservation and economic revitalization efforts of Bastrop’s unique downtown, which she calls home.  Their program has been very successful thanks to relationships with partners like the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation and the Downtown Business Alliance. With over $25 million reinvested, and over 69 new business starts which added 170+ jobs in the downtown area during her tenure, the city center is thriving.

 

During her work as a City of Bastrop Director, she participated in many key projects including:

  • Bringing the SDAT (Sustainable Design Assessment Team) grant to study best practices in development for the historic downtown

  • Participating in the Form Based Code development for the historic downtown

  • Participating in the Vision Task Force group that set the vision for the community for the next 10+ years

  • Participating in the Comprehensive Plan Task Force to develop the plans for community growth and development for the next 20 years

  • Represented Bastrop on the Texas Downtown Association Board for six years until retirement. (TDA awarded her the Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence for her commitment to downtown revitalization)

 

She comes to retirement after a long career that includes work as a performance development professional with over twenty years of experience in Organizational Development consulting, course design and development, program implementation, classroom instruction and team facilitation. She ran a successful consulting business that took her around the world facilitating Diversity-focused training for large corporations.  Her work background includes retail management, customer service skills training, project management and corporate sales management. In retirement, Nancy sits on the Boards of Keep Bastrop County Beautiful and the Bastrop Downtown Business Alliance.

Nancy Wood

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