My name is Annette Sponseller and I'm currently seated in Place 2 on the Leander City Council. I was appointed to Place 2 on October 15th, 2020 by an unanimous vote.
My journey in local government started with a treehouse. A few years ago, we started building a treehouse in our yard and about midway through the build, it was tagged by code enforcement. After talking with and emailing with the city, we applied for a license to encroach. We brought our kids out to the city council meeting when our license came up on the agenda to see how our local government works. Our license was approved!
This process sparked my interest. Then a former city council member posted on social media about an opportunity to learn more about our city and serve in a short term volunteer position reviewing Leander's Charter. I applied for the role and was appointed to the Charter Review Commission and as Vice-chair, worked to provide amendments to the charter that would benefit the residents of our city.
It kinda snowballed from there as I realized how much I enjoyed participating in our city and continuing to learn more about it, so I began applying for other roles on boards and commissions until I got to here. During the last few years, I have served on the Charter Review Commission, the Ethics Commission, the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Since being appointed to City Council, I have completed a Basic Water Operations class to better understand Leander's water system and have continued to educate myself on many aspects and needs of our city.
Basic Water Works Operations
American Water College January 2021
Public Information Act Training
Office of the Attorney General December 2019
Open Meetings Act Training
Office of the Attorney General October 2018
Master of Science, Criminal Justice-Analysis of Criminal Behavior
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH August 8, 2015
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Criminal Justice
Purdue University, Hammond, IN December 2002
· Leander City Councilmember, Place 2, November 2020 - June 20201
· Commissioner, City of Leander Planning and Zoning Commission, October 2019 – November 2020
· Committee Member, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, January 2020 - November 2020
· Commissioner, City of Leander Ethics Commission, October 2018 – October 2019
· Committee Member, Leander ISD Citizen’s Curriculum Advisory Committee, September 2018- May 2019
· Vice-Chair, City of Leander Charter Review Commission, August 2017 – February 2018
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