The Texas Facilities Commission performs its mission under board oversight. The Commission consists of seven members appointed by State Leadership. The Governor appoints three members. Two additional appointments by the Governor come from a list of nominees submitted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Two members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. Commissioners are community, civic, and business leaders from around the State.
The Commission meets about nine times a year and directs the agency policy's in a public process under the Texas Open Meetings Act.
The Executive Director manages the day-to-day business of this agency who employs agency staff to fulfill the duties and responsibilities assigned by law or delegated to him by the Commission.
Chairman William Allensworth
Appointed January 22, 2018, for a term ending January 31, 2021
Governor Gregg Abbott appointed William Allensworth Chairman of the Texas Facilities Commission on April 8, 2019.
William Allensworth of Austin is a retired attorney and of counsel to Allensworth & Porter, L.L.P., and was the adjunct professor of construction law for 30 semesters at The University of Texas School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, a member and a former board member of the American College of Construction Lawyers, a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, and an honorary member of the Texas Society of Architects. He is a founding member of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and a founding member and former Chairman of the Austin Bar Association's Construction Law Section. Chairman Allensworth is former board Chairman of St. Andrew's Episcopal School, a former firefighter and Commissioner for Travis County Emergency Services District No. 9, and a former board member of the Heritage Society of Austin and Rolling Hills West Homeowners Association. Allensworth received a Bachelor of Arts from Austin College and a Juris Doctor degree, with High Honors, from Texas Tech University School of Law. Before attending law school, he served as an artillery Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps (USMC).
Commissioner Patti C. Jones
Appointed September 29, 2015, for a term ending January 31, 2021
Patti C. Jones was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott.
Patti C. Jones is President of JJJ Farms, LLC. She has also served as a Lubbock County Commissioner, making history as the first woman to serve on the Commissioner's Court. Jones has served as Vice President of the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, Chairman of the Lubbock County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Chairman of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Committee. She has previously held leadership positions with the Texas Association of Regional Councils, County Judges, and Commissioners Association of Texas, Texas Association of Counties and West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association, and several local non-profits. Jones has served on the Texas Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Finance Authority Board of Directors. Among her accolades include the Texas Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with the "Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Award for Public Service, the West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association's "2013 Official of the Year" and by the Lubbock Hotel/Motel Association's "Tourism Trumpeter" Award. Jones earned her degree in accounting from Commercial College.
Commissioner Steve Alvis
Appointed December 20, 2017 for a term ending January 31, 2023
Steven Alvis was appointed to the Texas Facilities Commissions by the Lt. Governor.
Alvis is the co-founder and managing partner of NewQuest Properties, representing more than 75 national, regional and local tenants throughout Texas. Having developed over 15 million square feet, NewQuest is the largest privately held shopping center developer in Texas.
Commissioner C. Price Wagner
Appointed October 29, 2018 for a term ending January 31, 2019
Reappointed March 15, 2019 for a term ending January 31, 2025
Nominated by the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Governor Gregg Abbott approved the nomination and appointed C. Price Wagner to the Texas Facilities Commission.
C. Price Wagner of Dallas is a Senior Vice President of Lincoln Property Company. He is a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Wagner received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
Commissioner Brian Bailey
Appointed April 8, 2019 for a term ending January 31, 2021
Governor Greg Abbott appointed Brian Bailey to the Texas Facilities Commission.
Brian Bailey of Austin is president of Brian A. Bailey Homes. He is currently serving as a gubernatorial appointee on the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council and is a member of the Austin Crime Commission and The University of Texas 'Chancellor's Council Executive Committee. Bailey received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Commissioner Eddy Betancourt
Appointed September 8, 2019 for a term ending January 31, 2023
Governor Greg Abbott appointed Eddy Betancourt to the Texas Facilities Commission.
Eddy Betancourt of Mission is President of R&B General Construction Co Inc., Co-owner and President of National Tire and Wheel, LLC, and a General Retail Partner Manager for E2H Investments. He is a member of the McAllen Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Additionally, he is a member of the Hidalgo County Appraisal District Board of Directors and ENACTUS Advisory Board. Betancourt received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and International Business Studies from The University of Texas-Pan American.