The City of New Braunfels Housing Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of New Braunfels. The Board typically meets quarterly in the last month of the quarter. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTOPHER WILLIS, Chairman and Commissioner was appointed to the Board in March of 2018. After graduating from high school in Kansas, Mr. Willis joined the army and served overseas as an Airborne Infantry man. After his service ended, he moved to Texas where he I met his wife, Megan (Stratemann) Willis, in College Station and have been together for over 16 years. They moved to New Braunfels and now have two girls (Piper 5 years old and Keira 1 year old). Mr. Willis earned degrees in Social Science-Psychology and Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement. Over the last decade, Mr. Willis has worked within the criminal justice system in law enforcement, juvenile services, and crisis negotiation. This year Mr. Willis started working with disabled veterans who have mental and physical disabilities. Mr. Willis volunteered for the New Braunfels Housing Authority in order to continue to serve my community.
CINDERELLA BROWN, Commissioner was appointed to the Board in March 29, 2021. Commissioner Brown is a social worker by trade and has worked with the state Medicare and Medicaid for 15 years. She is also an entrepreneur in home health. Ms. Brown is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. She also holds a degree in Ministry as a licensed Missionary. Commissioner Brown is married for more than 30 years, and the mother of three young men.
SARAH DIXON, Commissioner was appointed to the Board in January of 2020. Sarah Dixon grew up in a small town in North Carolina, which was the basis for Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show. After attending college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, she swore off ever living in a small town again and moved to Austin where she worked for the State Legislature and later attended law school at the University of Texas. After meeting her husband, Nacho Campos, she took back her oath against small towns and moved to New Braunfels. She has done a variety of legal work, including a general practice in town, developing software for lawyers, and working at the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Ms. Dixon first became aware of the housing needs in New Braunfels in 2013 when she joined the board of Family Promise, a non-profit that works with homeless families to achieve long-term stability and independence. She is now serving Family Promise as its Executive Director.
Sarah enjoys sharing meals with family and friends, and taking care of a huge, loving, black lab named Jack, and Lola, a disinterested yet demanding cat.
SHARON NAVARRE SAMPLES, Resident Commissioner was appointed to the Board in March of 2018. MS. Samples was born in San Marcos and is a twin. She enjoys watching movies, embroidery and playing bingo, attends a great church and has made many wonderful friends her in New Braunfels. Ms. Samples was married for ten years and has raised two stepdaughters.
BARRY WILLIAMS, Commissioner was appointed to the Board in January 2020.
Mr. Williams graduated from Texas State University (FKA S.W.T.S.U), the Omega Commercial Credit Program, School of Banking of the South, attended numerous bank related workshops and seminars as well as other related appraisal courses. Mr. Williams has over 40 years experience in the banking industry as a lender, officer and CEO. Other professional experiences include being a trustee, faculty membership, board of directors and experience with various government lending programs thru the years. He was a Governor Appointee, Senate Confirmed, past Board Member of Texas Economic Development Bank – Product Development /Small Business Funding. He has participated and continues to participate in various community associations, partnerships, foundations, and commissions including board memberships.
His vast community involvement lead to numerous recognitions such as being inducted into “New Braunfels Hall of Honor” 2012 Chamber of Commerce Banquet (permanent recognition at Honor’s Hall), recognition as “Prince of the City of a Prince”, New Braunfels, TX, 2005, Chair of the Board Award from the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce for Community wellness, Special Honoree at 2019 CASA Annual Banquet and as Co Honoree of Annual Eden Hill Gala.
Mr. Williams is married to former Cynthia Pace since 1980 with two adult sons and two grandchildren.