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Gov. Perry Reappoints Three to Texas County and District Retirement System

Thursday, February 16, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed three members to the Texas County and District Retirement System for terms to expire Dec. 31, 2017. The retirement system is a nonprofit public trust that provides pension, disability and death benefits for eligible employees in participating counties and districts. The retirement system's trustees oversee all operations, including the annual budget, policy determination, legislative proposals and investment policy.

Ed. J. Miles Jr. of Live Oak is director of community projects for the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, and former mayor pro-tem and councilman for the City of Live Oak. He is a member of the Randolph and Southside chambers of Commerce, a member and past president of the North East Independent School District Academy of Creative Education Advisory Council, and an adjunct professor of American and Texas politics at Alamo College Systems. He is past president of the Live Oak Economic Development Corporation, past vice president of the San Antonio Branch of the NAACP, past board member of the Texas Medical Board, and a past member of the Texas Municipal League. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Miles received a bachelor's degree from North Carolina A&T State University, master's degrees in education, counseling and psychology from Phillip's University, a master's degree in international relations from Troy State University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Dorye K. "Kristy" Roe of Bryan is Brazos County tax assessor/collector, a certified tax administrator and a property tax course instructor. She is a member of the Texas Association of Assessing Officers and Texas Association of Appraisal Districts, and a life member and past president of the Tax Assessor and Collectors Association of Texas. She is a member of the Brazos County and City of Bryan Economic Development boards, and a member of the Institute of Certified Tax Administrators and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations Property Tax Professional Advisory Board. Roe attended Angelo State University.

H. Charles "Chuck" Cazalas of Corpus Christi is a retired Nueces County commissioner. He is past chair and a past board member of the American Diabetes Association State Community Development Review Committee, Conference of Urban Counties State Policy Committee, American Heart Association, Texas Association of Businesses and Chambers of Commerce, Texas State Aquarium, and City of Corpus Christi Airport Board. He is a past member of the Corpus Christi and Corpus Christi Hispanic chambers of Commerce, founder and a past member of the North Bay Area Community Advisory Council, a past board member of the National Navy League of the United States, and a past board member and past president of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the Navy League of the United States. Cazalas received a bachelor's degree from New Mexico Highlands University and a master's degree in applied psychology from the University of Arkansas.

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