"I am committed to continuing a good working relationship with county officials, which benefits our city through grant opportunities for important projects such as handicap accessible sidewalks and trails. I would also like to explore a road bond to improve our roads."
Christine Byrne, Place 3, Wimberley City Council, has served on the council for 2½ years and has lived in the Wimberley Valley for 30 years.
She is focused on preserving parkland, improving amenities in city parks, and fiscal responsibility to assure Wimberley parks remain economically sustainable. Christine advocates for clean, flowing rivers and streams, and environmental stewardship.
She is actively pursuing the successful connection between Wimberley parks to the downtown through the Old Kyle Road Project. Christine is leading downtown improvement projects including increased parking, handicap accessible restrooms, lighting, traffic control on weekends and a shuttle to auxiliary parking locations. She favors hiring a city marshall to enforce city ordinances, especially speeding on residential roads, illegal parking and no thru truck traffic downtown.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Hawaii in Manoa.
She and her husband, Jim Byrne, have been married for 26 years and have three children. Their oldest son, Ian, is serving at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Connecticut. Their son, Dylan, is a junior at the University of Texas-Austin studying Radio Television and Film. Both sons are Eagle Scouts from Troop 127. Their daughter, Grace, is a senior at Wimberley High School.
Christine volunteers as a Hays County Master Naturalist at Blue Hole Regional Park every Wednesday from October through April. She also volunteers at the Cypress Creek Nature Trail and the Patsy Glenn Refuge as an outdoor educator and in park maintenance. As a volunteer for Keep Wimberley Beautiful, she focuses on landscape maintenance throughout the city and also beautification at the citywide litter cleanups. She also volunteers at Market Days in the concession booths.
Jim is a retired Army veteran. They enjoy gardening, reading, and hiking in the beautiful Wimberley Valley.