Commissioner, Precint 4
About Commissioner Judy Cope
Commissioner Judy Cope was born in Oklahoma City. Her grandmother made the run in Oklahoma in 1889 when the Oklahoma territory was opened up for homesteading. Commissioner Cope graduated from Mac Arthur High School in San Antonio Texas and went on to attend the College of the Mainland for criminal justice training.
Commissioner Cope has a diversified background - Working in accounting, emergency management, criminal justice, a former business owner and operator. Commissioner Cope and her late husband Jim Cope co-owned the following businesses in Guadalupe County: Jim Cope Construction Company, New Berlin Feed and Tack and the J-C Ranch. She is currently a DPS Texas Handgun instructor and a NRA certified pistol instructor.
Commissioner Cope is an active member of the following organizations:
- *The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8513
- *The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #214
- *The Ladies Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans Aux. Unit 61
- *Guadalupe County's Independent Cattleman's Association
- *Served two years on the Legislative Committee for the Conference of Urban Counties
Commissioner Cope is proud of her record since taking office in 2002. She works as a public servant for the residence of Guadalupe County. Some of Commissioner Cope's accomplishments since taking office are follows:
*WORKING TO KEEP A CONSISTENTLY LOW PROPERTY TAX RATE
The property tax rate for the last 14 years that Comm. Cope has been in office has not varied more than 28 cents. In the last two years, Guadalupe County has had the lowest tax rate in 14 years with the property tax rate being .3851.
*WORKING TO KEEP OUR WATER QUALITY SAFE
Working with the cities and different water entities to insure that Guadalupe County has an adequate amount of good quality drinking water for generations to come. She is currently working with a number of entities and the TCEQ on the water quality of Cibolo Creek.
*WORKING TO ENSURE GUADALUPE COUNTY ROADS AND BRIDGES ARE IN GOOD CONDITION
Having over 700 miles of county roads in Guadalupe County presents a challenge to keep the roads in good condition. Our road and bridge crews cannot be on every road every day. It is helpful when the residents let us know there is a problem with a road, that our Road and Bridge department may not know exists, so that it can be fixed in an expeditious manner. Safety of our residents is a priority with Commissioner Cope.