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Vanessa Carter
President
Cecilia Roberts
Vice President
Ursula Logan
Treasurer
 
Rayan Horak
Secretary
Debra Plowman
Assistant Secretary
 



Vanessa Carter - President

Vanessa Longoria-Carter is fairly new to Block House Creek. Her family moved to the area in 2013, shortly after the birth of the younger of her two children. She decided to run for a position on the MUD Board in an effort to become more involved in the community, and she was elected in 2014. Her intent as a Board member, in her own words, is “To assist both the Board and residents to facilitate changes that are necessary, as well as assisting the Board in maintaining the programs that are already a success thanks to current members and their predecessors.”

Director Longoria-Carter is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Cedar Park. She has worked with several non-profit organizations in Travis and Williamson counties. She has also worked with military families in the Ft. Hood area and assisted in research related to PTSD.

Cecilia Roberts - Vice President

Cecilia Roberts has called Block House Creek her home since 1983, when her family became the sixth family to move into the community. A native Austinite, Cecilia became curious about the inner workings of a municipal utility district in 1984, which led to her current role as an elected official on the Block House MUD Board of Directors.

Director Roberts raised three awesome children in Block House Creek, and is now the proud grandmother to four handsome grandsons. She loves that her youngest daughter and son-in-law have purchased a home to raise their son in Block House Creek.

For over 30 years, Director Roberts has focused on inspiring, developing and planning continuous improvements and maintenance of the District pools, playscapes, parks and greenbelt amenities, as well as the Walker House. She has a passion for making sure that all residents of Block House Creek experience a life of quality and enjoyment.

A licensed REALTOR® since 2001, Director Roberts is currently the Vice President of Sales for Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®. Based on years of experience in the real estate and legal fields, as well as involvement with County government and volunteer efforts, Director Roberts possesses an extensive knowledge and understanding for how things work. She agrees with the other members of the MUD Board that enforcement of the restrictive covenants will ensure sustained property values, as well as a happy experience living in the neighborhood. She experiences a moment of pride when she sees residents enjoying the pools and parks, and taking in the natural beauty that Block House offers. Cecilia considers herself fortunate to live here and serve on the Board, and she takes advantage of the many resources available at every opportunity. You just might see her walking Gus along the trails or along the creek!

Ursula Logan - Treasurer

Ursula Logan brings to the Board more than 25 years’ experience in the corporate and political arenas. She is an International Compliance Manager for a global environmental consulting firm, and is certified in compliance and ethics, CCEP. Ursula and her husband Don, along with their two young daughters, are proud to call Block House Creek home.

Director Logan served on the BHC Owners Association Board of Directors from 2010-2012, and continues to volunteer as chair of the Owners Association’s Maintenance and Safety Committee. Ursula believes that her efforts have brought about positive results in the ongoing improvement of our neighborhood’s appearance and its overall awareness of safety concerns. Her goal is to inspire the kind of change that is beneficial to all, which she believes is possible through efficient communication.

Director Logan has been actively leading the charge against deed restriction violations and believes that consistency is the key to effective enforcement. She continues to work to increase Block Watch and safety awareness through National Night Out, the annual Smoke Out Crime BBQ Cook-Off, Light Up the Night, and other community events.

When asked why she wanted to serve the community as a MUD Director, Director Logan responded, “It is important for our MUD Board to be represented by the makeup of the community. Nearly 60% of the District lives within the boundaries of the Owners Association. Their voices need to be heard at a District level.” In addition, Director Logan is a huge proponent of working efficiently, working through the due diligence and avoiding getting District projects tied up in political limbo. “Historically,” she says, “Block House MUD has done a wonderful job in setting policies and enforcing the rules in our District. There is always room for improvement, new ways of working with the residents and continuing to grow to be the best community in Williamson County. I am honored to represent our unique and changing community.”

Rayan Horak - Secretary

“I am deeply vested in this community as Block House Creek has always been my home. My parents, still residents of Block House Creek, planted our family’s roots here when, in 1990, they purchased their first home in what was then a rural community. My husband and I were fortunate enough to do the same in 2008. I have seen the tremendous growth and development in the neighborhood and surrounding areas and embrace the diversity the last 20+ years has generated. Now, raising my own children in Block House Creek, I feel as though I can represent the past, present, and future of our wonderful community.”

Rayan has a professional background in management with communication and leadership being the cornerstones of her career. She served for several years on the Board and Recreation Committee of the BHCOA.

Rayan has worked closely with members of surrounding historical organizations and Chambers of Commerce and has also sourced talented musicians from the Block House Creek community for neighborhood events. She greatly enjoys working with the countless volunteers who have helped coordinate, organize, and execute all of the events in our neighborhood and looks forward to serving the community in this new capacity.

Debra Plowman - Assistant Secretary

Debbie Plowman moved to the District in 1992 to take a position as a teacher in Leander ISD at Block House Creek elementary school. She has three children, all of whom graduated from LISD schools and are now attending college. After receiving her PhD from the University of Texas, Debbie accepted a position at the university facilitating the professional development of math educators across the state.

Director Plowman enjoys being a member of the Block House MUD Board because of the responsibilities, challenges, and rewards it offers. “The most important thing I have learned while on the Board is that getting things done depends on careful planning and cooperation. The residents of Block House love the neighborhood, and in addition to keeping the utilities working, I, along with the other Board members, want to keep Block House an enjoyable place to live.”

Director Plowman is excited about her new role as Board President. She enjoys supporting community events such as Cocoa Christmas and Movies in the Park. Collaborating with the BHC Owners’ Association to create new assets such as the electronic sign and the playscapes at Apache and Tonkawa parks and various other projects with scouts and community groups are among her favorite activities as a Board member. She looks forward to more projects along these lines with the neighborhood. “I also enjoy knowing that we take care of the invisible things, too, such as maintaining the waterlines and security in the District.”

While those who know her might argue that she does have superpowers, Debbie insists that’s not the case. But if given a choice, which power would she choose? “Instantaneous travel! That way I could do more and not waste so much time getting there.”




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