About Bill Gravell
Bill Gravell is a man who wears many hats. In addition to holding the role of County Judge in Williamson County, Texas for close to a decade, he is also a savvy executive with an extensive background in business. Bill Gravell is proud to live and serve in one of the fastest-growing tech regions of the world and delights in watching corporations such as DELL and Apple flock to Williamson County to set up their headquarters or expansion sites. When Samsung announced the development of a multi-billion dollar chip plant in his county, Bill was ecstatic to read that this development would generate nearly 2,000 jobs alone.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Bill Gravell spent decades as a pastor with Sonterra Fellowship Church. This period of his life defined him as a person and cemented his belief that he would dedicate his life to public service.
When he first entered the government sector, Bill Gravell served as a Justice of the Peace for five years. During that time, Bill focused on the future of the community. He created numerous initiates to help the local youth, especially those struggling to find their way. As a result, there are multiple accolades that honor the work he did over the years. While attending the Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC) at the Court Technology Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Judge Gravell won the CITOC Innovation in Business Process award. He received his honor because of the contributions he made to the judicial system in the field of tech and business processes. Bill Gravell was selected as Judge of the Year by the Justice of the Peace and Constables Association, the largest group of elected county officials within the State of Texas.
The Governmental Collectors Association of Texas also recognized Judge Gravell’s work. This non-profit group fosters networking and facilitates sharing of relevant information on current collection procedures. Due to work done by Bill Gravell, they honored his agency with the Collections Program of the Year.
Further recognition came from Tyler Technologies, government, and educational software and services developers. Their objective is to enable the public sector to build smarter, safer, and more resilient communities. Bill Gravell’s courthouse received the Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award due to his positive impact on his community through technology and the efficient local government work he organized.
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