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12/2/2019 - Brushy Creek Welcomes New GM

Brushy Creek MUD Names Juanita Budd as General Manager

The Board of Directors of Brushy Creek MUD has unanimously voted and named Juanita Budd as its new General Manager effective December 1, 2019. The municipal utility district is bordered by Austin, Round Rock, and Cedar Park and has 20,000 residents. 

According to Board Director and President, Shean Dalton, “Juanita’s hire will give the District the continued assurance in providing consistent quality service delivery for our citizens. More importantly, the new leadership puts us in a great place to continue implementing and sustaining the highly desirable Brushy Creek way of life.”

Ms. Budd has over 20 years of experience working for nonprofit organizations in a variety of roles as a strategic leader, volunteer, board member, and staff member. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of Austin Free-Net and led the strategic vision of bridging the digital divide for Austin residents. During her tenure, she collaborated with over 100 organizations to educate and improve broadband adoption and digital literacy programs. With Ms. Budd’s leadership, Austin Free-Net was selected as the 2016 Pinnacle Philanthropic Business of the Year by Austin Women’s Magazine.

Previously, Ms. Budd served as a Human Resources Director; Administrative & Operations Director; Chief Operations Officer; and Vice President of Programs for Girl Scouts of Central Texas, which served 46 Texas counties. She implemented the regional strategic vision and managed staff across five locations. 

“The appointment of Ms. Budd further strengthens our committees and ability to meet the needs of our taxpayers," notes Director Donna Parker. "Juanita has a good understanding of the Board’s vision, mission and customer service brand. Her experience in management will greatly benefit the District’s citizens and staff."

Ms. Budd has been a sought-after speaker for events such as the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC and the Digital Inclusion Conference at the University of Texas. She also presented at SXSW in 2014 on Digital Inclusion and Gigabit speed coming to Austin through Google Fiber. 

In addition to her daily work, Ms. Budd has served as a member on the Texas Statewide Task Force on Improving Relations with Nonprofits recommended by the 83rd Texas Legislature; SAFE Alliance; Committee of Black/African-American Community Members; Campus Advisory Council for National American University; Board Member for The Austin School for the Performing & Visual Arts; Member One Voice Central Texas; and was a panelist for Austin Human Resources Management Association (AHRMA).

Ms. Budd holds a BA in Political Science from Bucknell University; HR Management Certification from the University of Texas at Austin; is a certified Mediator through the Dispute Resolution Center; and received her Certificate in Texas Nonprofit Leadership & Management Program in 2008.

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