Commissioner Will Conley Earns Second Term as CAMPO Chairman
Hays County, Texas – Hays County Commissioner Will Conley has been re-elected Chairman of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). Conley was first elected Chairman in 2012 and began his second term as chairman on January 13. Conley is the first elected official from outside of Travis County to chair CAMPO in the organization’s 40-year history.
CAMPO is responsible for transportation planning in a six county region, including Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, and Burnett Counties. It is also charged with approving the use of federal transportation funds within the region.
“The decisions that we make now will affect the quality of life in Central Texas for decades to come. Improving our roads and transportation infrastructure is critical to promoting job growth in our region, and I look forward to bringing people together from across the region to continue this important work,” said Conley.
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell applauded Conley’s re-election as chairman. “Chairman Conley has shown energetic and responsible leadership over the past year in planning the transportation and infrastructure future of Central Texas, and I look forward to working with him in the year ahead,” said Leffingwell.
Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long echoed Leffingwell’s praise. “Will Conley has proven himself a leader on transportation issues and shown great skill in working with stakeholders throughout Central Texas to meet the region's future needs. I'm glad he will continue to lead CAMPO during this time of growth and change," said Long.
Conley previously chaired the Capital Area Council of Governments and currently chairs the Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization and Greater San Marcos Partnership Economic Development Council. He also serves on the board of directors of the Lone Star Rail District, represents the region on the South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group.
As Hays County Commissioner, Conley led efforts to negotiate several multimillion-dollar partnerships for Hays County with Texas Department of Transportation, resulting in major state investments in new and improved Hays County roads and the largest roads and infrastructure upgrade in county history. This infrastructure development helped to spur a historic wave of business investment, leading CNN Money to feature Hays County as having the third highest rate of job growth in the nation.
Conley was first elected Hays County Commissioner in 2004 and is currently serving his third term. He has served on the CAMPO Executive Committee since 2010.