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About Kevin Pitts

I was born and raised in Troy, TX. After high school, I moved to San Marcos where I first attended ACC and eventually transferred to Texas State University. Upon graduating with a BBA with a major in Economics, I moved in with my parents near Temple, TX. I was working to fulfill my goal of becoming a commercial banker but unfortunately, August of 2008 was not the best time to start a career in commercial banking. My parents' home gave me the flexibility to apply for jobs anywhere. In June of 2009, I was offered a job as a commercial banker's assistant at a bank in Georgetown. I hadn't met my goal yet but I had my foot in the door.

I began my banking career as a teller at a bank in Troy my senior year in high school. I had built a relationship with the President of the bank in my time there and after working as an assistant for a year and a half, he called me and offered me a job as a commercial credit analyst at a bank in Temple. I had bought my first home in Temple while working as an assistant instead of Georgetown because I thought Temple was where my future would be. I was wrong. After eight months as a credit analyst, I was offered a promotion to become the commercial banker for the Georgetown office. The goal I set in 2002 was achieved in 2011. Presently, I am the President for a regional bank with a Georgetown location. 

I commuted from Temple to Georgetown for about two years and in the summer of 2013, my wife, Meagan, and I moved to Georgetown. We bought a home in Serenada where we welcomed our two girls, Harper and Everly. In 2018, we moved to our current home in Berry Creek.

After accepting the commercial banking job in Georgetown in 2011, I began to get involved in the community. I went to every event I could and said yes to any opportunity to serve on boards and/or committees. I felt it was important to leave the city better than I found it and I wanted to set an example for my girls that you give back to your community. After learning more about the community from Georgetown Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Georgetown, I set a goal to run for city council. I felt the city council was the place I could make the biggest impact on the city and provide the example I desired to set for my daughters. 

In 2018, I achieved the goal I set in 2012. May of 2018 I was sworn in as the Georgetown City Council Member for District 5. I've enjoyed serving on council and would be honored if I'm given the opportunity to serve another three years. Below is a snap shot of experience I've gained from my time in Georgetown. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or would like to find time to meet or have a conversation.

Georgetown City Council

Georgetown, TX

May 2018 – Present

  • District 5

  • Mayor Pro Tem 

Capital Area Council of Governments

Representative for the City of Georgetown

December 2020 – Present

  • Executive Board Member

General Government and Finance Committee 

Georgetown, TX

May 2018 – Present

  • Vice Chair

Planning and Zoning Commission

Georgetown, TX

January 2014 – May 2018

  • Vice Chair

Zoning Board of Adjustments

Georgetown, TX

January 2014 – May 2018

  • Vice Chair

GISD Education Foundation

Georgetown, TX

June 2015 - Present

  • Board Member

  • 2015 - 2017 Secretary

  • Co-Chair GISD Business Showcase

Georgetown Partners in Education

Georgetown, TX

March 2012 - December 2015

  • Board Member

  • 2014 and 2015 Chair

VOTE Yes GISD Bond PAC

Georgetown, TX

2015

  • Treasurer

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

Georgetown, TX

October 2011 - 2014

  • Graduate of Leadership Georgetown

  • 2013 Chair of the Golf Committee

  • 2013 Board Member

  • 2014 Executive Board Member

Emerson Foundation

Round Rock, TX

June 2011 - 2013

  • 2013 Treasurer

First Term Accomplishments

In my first three years on council, I led or supported many issues in line with my initial platform. My first-term priorities were to support public safety, improve transportation, maintain a low tax rate, and support economic development. Below are some of my accomplishments in my time on council:

  • Led the push to hire two more police officers as requested by GPD in 2021;

  • Supported the opening of two new fire stations;

  • Supported the funding for the Firearms Training Facility for GPD;

  • Led the way to make Blue Hole more family friendly by banning alcohol at the park;

  • Led the push to create a citizens advisory committee for a potential road bond;

  • Worked with constituents, council, and staff to add two new traffic lights in District 5;

  • Pushed staff to find ways to lower the tax rate for 2020-2021;

  • Worked with downtown business owners and city staff to set up outdoor seating options during Covid-19 capacity restrictions;

  • Outspoken and supportive for a small business grant program for Georgetown businesses struggling during the Covid-19 Pandemic;

  • Led the resolution against Suddenlink on behalf of the citizens of Georgetown;

  • Opposed accepting of the Bloomberg Grant;

  • Supported 2020 economic development projects that will create 700+ jobs in Georgetown;

  • Supported economic development projects that will create $68,000,000 in private investment in Georgetown;

  • Led the successful reform of HARC that helped generate over $10,000,000 additional private investment in restoring historic buildings and compatible new development that created over 20 new businesses around our Historic Downtown Square;

  • Provided open communication:

    • Hosted four town halls including one on Zoom during the Covid-19 Pandemic;

    • Published five editorials in the Williamson County Sun;

    • Published two articles in Councilman Steve Fought's widely distributed newsletter;

    • Established an on-going article in the Berry Creek Life Magazine;

    • Created a City Council District 5 Facebook page and actively posted updates of city business;

    • Responded to countless emails in the City of Georgetown District 5 email box;

    • Met with leadership with every HOA in District 5;

    • Had numerous in person meeting with residents of Georgetown no matter if a District 5 resident or not;

    • Accepted and initiated countless phone calls to constituents.

Second Term Priorities

If elected to a second term, I plan to maintain the same platform from my first term: support public safety, improve transportation, maintain a low tax rate, and support economic development.

 

In my opinion, the primary role of the government is to keep us safe. Public Safety will be a priority and I consider transportation an important component of public safety. Leaving more money in the pockets of our citizens and creating jobs will be at the center of my decision making.

If you would like to discuss my platform, please email me and we can schedule some time to meet or visit over the phone.