Councilmember Mitch Fuller has served on the Cedar Park City Council since August 2007. During his time on the Cedar Park City Council he served as Mayor Pro Tem twice: from December 2012-June 2013 and from May 2010-May 2011. He is President of the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA), a regional governmental body created to acquire water from Lake Travis for the cities of Cedar Park, Leander, and Round Rock. Mitch also served as President of the BCRUA from March 2009-June 2011 and has represented Cedar Park on the BCRUA Board of Directors since July 2008.
Governor Rick Perry appointed Mitch to the Commission on State Emergency Communications (commonly known as the 9-1-1 Commission) on December 21, 2010 for a term that will expire on September 1, 2015. The Texas Senate confirmed this appointment on February 16, 2011. On November 16, 2010, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Board of Directors appointed Mitch to a four-year term on its Austin-Travis Regional Council. Mitch served as Vice Chairman of the Austin-Travis Regional Council in 2012. The LCRA reorganized its regional councils in 2012 and appointed Mitch to its Central Basin Regional Council, which consists of Blanco, Burnet, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties. Mitch was elected Chairman of the 30-member Central Basin Regional Council on January 30, 2013. The readers of the Hill Country News selected Mitch as the “Best Elected Official” in its western Williamson County circulation area for 2010 and 2011. Mitch is Precinct #283 Chairman for the Williamson County Republican Party and also served as a delegate from Williamson County to the Texas Republican Convention in 2010 and 2012.
His other community service includes the Board of Directors of the Cedar Park Community Foundation from July 2009-July 2010; the Board of Directors of Cedar Park Economic Development Corporation (4A) from December 2006-August 2007, and the Board of Directors of the National Guard Association of Texas from March 2007-March 2010. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Heroes Night Out, an advocacy group for Veterans and on the Board of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. Mitch is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post # 10427, Leander, TX), the Reserve Officers Association, and is also a Charter Member of the Hunter-Morris American Legion Post 911 in Cedar Park. Mitch is also a Mason and a member of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of Leadership Cedar Park, Class of 2007.
Mitch has more than 17 years of enlisted and commissioned service in the Army Reserves and National Guard, including 10 years of active duty service. He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (January 2005-January 2006). His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
Prior to his military and public service, Mitch was a college professor. He taught political science at Ottawa University and Johnson County Community College in Kansas and at the University of Oklahoma, while attending graduate school there. Mitch earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. During his time in graduate school at the University of Oklahoma from 1997 to 2000, Mitch served as the Special Assistant to former US Ambassador Edward Perkins, who was appointed to five ambassadorial posts by President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush.
Mitch also works as a consultant, advising clients on gaining access to public sector projects, strategic planning, public-private partnerships, and veterans’ issues. He has two children: daughter Madison, age 14, and son Braxton, age 11.