The Texas LTAP Center, providing training and technical assistance to municipal and county road agencies across Texas, has found a new home at the Public Works Institute at the University of Texas Arlington. Ashley Mathews, Director of the Institute, began serving as the new LTAP Director effective in the fall of 2015. With nearly a decade of experience working closely with Texas’ county commissioners courts in her previous position as education coordinator for the V. G. Young Institute for County Government at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Ashley was responsible for planning, coordinating, producing, and evaluating continuing education programming for all county elected officials, but with an emphasis on county judges and commissioners. Prior to this role, she managed a statewide adult education and hands-on skills training program for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Ashley holds a Master’s degree in resource development with a focus on program management (financial management, marketing, program analysis and customer service). Given her experience working with local governments, Ashley has unique insight into the workings of local government, their resource challenges, employee strengths/weaknesses, and gaps in their knowledge base, skills which will bring new perspectives to the Texas LTAP brand. Welcome Ashley!
Ashley succeeds Tony Alotto of the Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service, which formerly housed the Texas LTAP Center. We sincerely appreciate Tony for his service to LTAP as the South Central Region Director, and wish him all the best as he continues his career endeavors with TEEX.