Charter Commission

The Charter Commission, established in 2022, is tasked with drafting a City Charter to be presented to City Council and subsequently the voters for consideration in transitioning to a Home Rule City.

A Charter is the foundation of a local government and functions as the municipal equivalent of a state or federal constitution, setting forth guiding principles for governance. Composed by citizens, a charter specifies the most fundamental relationships between a government and its community. It establishes the framework for how a local government operates in terms of its structure, responsibilities, functions, and processes. The way public officials are elected, the form of government, and the role citizens play in local government are just a few examples of the important choices articulated in a charter.

Meetings are held on an as needed basis as determined by the City Administrator.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

The Charter Commission consists of nine members who are residents of the City of Garden Ridge and appointed by City Council. These are non-compensated positions. The current members are:

Nadine Knaus
Diana Tillery
Autumn Flannagan
James Sturch
Johnell Holly
Armando Diaz
Elizabeth Templeman
Shawn Willis
Wayne Mudge