Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

City Leadership

The Honorable Rob Hardy

The Honorable Rob Hardy

Mayor, City of Sunrise Beach Village



Hi, my name is Rob! I have over 30 years of healthcare operations and management experience across various healthcare settings. Beginning my career as a Licensed Paramedic and Commander with one of the most prestigious EMS services in the country, I served in C level positions in hospital administration, academic medicine, multi-specialty practice management, and most recently led Accountable Care Organizations to achieve some of the highest levels of quality metrics in the country. I also recently became a Licensed REALTOR ®, which is a benefit both in my healthcare practice as well as learning the Farm and Ranch real estate business in the Hill Country.

I am a Life Fellow, and am Board Certified in Healthcare Management through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), as well as a Certified Medical Practice Executive of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). In addition, I hold a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas, a Master of Healthcare Administration from Texas State University, and an All But Dissertation (ABD) for a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas.

My selected volunteer and service experience includes being a Member of the Llano County Healthcare Forum, Chairman of the Federated Church of Sunrise Beach, Past President and Member of the Rotary Club of Georgetown, Commissioner of Williamson County Emergency Services District 8, Director of Williamson County Board of Health, and a Founding Board Member of the Georgetown Neurosciences Foundation (an organization created to research and better understand brain health).

All of these roles taught me many lessons, including how to be a servant leader. I believe that means I must lead by example; that my role as a leader has always been to give the folks that actually do the job the skills and resources that they need to be successful, and then to get out of their way.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife, children, and friends – especially my 110 lb White German Shepherd Milo. I am very active in my church community and enjoy the outdoors through horseback riding, boating, fishing, hunting, and camping. I am also personally dedicated to the premise that no one should take themselves too seriously! 🙂 Please contact me anytime at mayor@sunrisebeachtx.gov or rob.hardy@sunrisebeachtx.gov.

Ann Starr

Ann Starr

Mayor Pro Tem



Hello! My name is Ann Starr and I currently serve as a member of the City Council. I was elected in 2023 and will serve for a two-year term. I have not previously been elected to city council, so I’ve been learning a lot this year about the needs of our citizens and our city. My goals as a council member are to ensure that citizen’s ideas and opinions are considered; bring ideas to the city council that will ensure our safety, security and quality of life are enhanced; work with the community groups to determine strategies that can be implemented, which will improve our community well-being.

I have been a resident of Sunrise Beach for 15 years. I am married to Joel Cowman, who has been a resident of Sunrise Beach for 45 years. We have four children and seven grandchildren. I have been involved in numerous community organizations here in Sunrise Beach including: Sunrise Beach Federated Church for 5 years, Sunrise Beach Auxiliary for 4 years, Sip and Stroll Committee for 4 years (where I currently serve as chair of the committee), and Burnet Texas Rotary International.

My career has included working for Motorola and Dell in human resources, as well as a non-profit organization providing Employee Assistance services to small companies, state agencies, counties and universities. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas. I am also a Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach, as well as Tasting Room Manager at Wedding Oak Winery.

I look forward to serving the citizens of Sunrise Beach. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas on how to improve our community ann.starr@sunrisebeachtx.gov.


City Council

Mike Byrd

Mike Byrd

Councilmember

mike.byrd@sunrisebeachtx.gov

Dan Gower

Dan Gower

Councilmember

dan.gower@sunrisebeachtx.gov

Jeff Cook

Jeff Cook

Councilmember

jeff.cook@sunrisebeachtx.gov

John Schwin

John Schwin

Councilmember

john.schwin@sunrisebeachtx.gov

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