City of Hereford
Robert D. Josserand
Robert D Josserand was born in Pratt, Kansas. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1953 with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. He served as President of Pro Cattle Company from September, 1973 to December, 1979, when the company was acquired by AZL Resources, Inc. From 1980 to 1983 he was President of and managed the AZL Cattle Group, consisting at various times of as many as five cattle feed lots in Texas, Nebraska and Arizona, with combined one-time capacity of approximately 200,000 head. That Group was acquired by AzTx Cattle Co. in 1983. Mr. Josserand is now Chairman of the Board and owner of AzTx Cattle Co., which owns three cattle feed lots in Texas and Kansas.
Mr. Josserand has been active in industry organizations, serving on the boards of directors of the National Live Stock and Meat Board in Chicago and the Beef Industry Council of that Board, the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and the National Cattlemen's Association. He is a past president of Texas Cattle Feeders Association (1985) and National Cattlemen's Association (1989), and is a past member of the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board and the Operating Committee of that Board. Mr. Josserand was named "Man of the Year in Service to Southwest Agriculture" by Progressive Farmer magazine in 1991. In February, 1993, he was inducted into the International Stockmen's Hall of Fame by the International Livestock Congress. In September, 1998, Josserand received the National Golden Spur Award sponsored by the Ranching Heritage Association.
Josserand has been a resident of Hereford, Texas since 1971 and has served as Mayor of the City since his first election on May 1, 1993. His current term expires May 2013. He was named Hereford's "1994 Citizen of the Year." Mr. Josserand and his wife, Nancy, have four children and eight grandchildren.
Commissioner Garza is currently employed at Wal-Mart in the Maintenance Department. Prior to working at Wal-Mart, he was employed by Panhandle Community Services as a driver for five years; HISD as a bus driver for seven years; and Holly Sugar as a Loading Dock Supervisor for twenty years.
He is a 1974 graduate of Hereford High School and has attended courses at Amarillo College. He is married to Cecilia and has five children and six grandchildren. They are members of St. Anthony's Church. He volunteers his time to help with Relay for Life and Children's Miracle Network events. Commissioner Garza enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.
Commissioner Garza has served as a City Commissioner since May 2009. His current term expires May 2013.
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He is married to Kathie and they have two grown children, Amber and Christopher. He has served as a City Commissioner since May 2005. His current term expires May 2013.
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Commissioner Stevens has a Bachelor of Music Ed. from UNC Greeley, Co. She has served as a H.O.S.T.S mentor at Northwest Elementary, worked with SMILES dental assistance program, and helped with various local charity events hosted by Stevens Five Star Car & Truck Center.
Her current term expires May 2014.
Cathy Bunch is married to Kevin Bunch. She has two sons, Hadley Bunch and Brant Bunch. Cathy graduated from Hereford High School, received her BA in accounting from West Texas A&M University, and MBA in accounting from Jones University.
Commissioner Bunch has served on the United Way Board, Kids, Inc. Board, Crime Stoppers and is a past president of the Whiteface Booster Club.
Currently, Cathy is the owner of Unique Rabbit a furniture and home decor store.
She was appointed to the City Commission October of 2009. Her current term expires May 2014.
Commissioner Metcalf is the owner of Mack Tec Solutions and KDJ Transportation. He is past president of the Deaf Smith County Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed to the City Commission January of 2004. His current term expires May 2014.
The City Commission meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Chamber at City Hall.