Board of Directors


Janet Peden, President
Occupation: Reed & Associates, PC, Certified Public Accountants
Member, Junior Service League of Bay City; Treasurer, First Presbyterian Church

Christella Rodriguez, Vice President
Occupation: Captain, Bay City Police Department
Member, South East Texas Chief’s Association; Member and Past President, Bay City Rotary Club; Board member, Bay City Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture;
2013 Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year
Member, Van Vleck ISD Educational Standards Committee; Member, Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association; Member, Matagorda County Cattlewomen’s Association; Coordinator, Matagorda County Community Food Drive; Team Leader Coordinator for Matagorda County Relay for Life; Advisor, Bay City Police Explorers; Member, Matagorda County Local Emergency Planning Committee; Board member, Wharton County Jr. College Advisory Board; Bay City Catholic Women’s ACTS core member

Janet Peden, Treasurer
Occupation: Managing Partner, Hawkins Ranch, Ltd.
Board of Trustees, Bay City Gas Company; Board member, Gulf Coast Medical Foundation
Board member, Bay City Cemetery Trust; Board member, Texas Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
2010 Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year
Member and past president, Junior Service League of Bay City
Past Board member and Secretary, Hospice Support, Inc.
Past president and board member, Bay City Library Assn.

Harriet Townsend, Secretary
Occupation: Executive Secretary to Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald
Past President and board member Bay City Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture; Treasurer of Bay City
Centennial Committee; Active member of First United Methodist Church of Bay City


Shawn Flaherty, Board Member
Occupation: Director of Communications & Public Affairs, STP Nuclear Operating Company

Billy Mann
Matagorda County resident for more than 60 years. Actively engaged in rice farming and cattle.
Past President Bay City Lions Club
Board member: Matagorda County Underground Water District
Chairman: Matagorda County Soil & Water Conservation District
Board member: Farm Bureau
Deacon – First Baptist Church, Bay City

Cory McCray, Board Member
Occupation: Chief Operations Officer, MEHOP

Erik Frankson
Occupation: Real Estate Agent and Investor with Ward real estate Inc.
Bay City High School graduate class of 2003
Texas A&M University Alumni class of 2017
Commissioner on the City of Bay City Planning Commission
Board Member: Bay City Community Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Matagorda County Board of Realtors
Trustee for First United Methodist Church

Page Powell, Board Member
Member and Chairman, Relay for Life; Member of Eta Mu; Member, Calvary Women of Faith & Garden Club Member, Lady Lions

Steven Reis, Board Member
Occupation: District Attorney, Matagorda County
Training committee member, Texas District and County Attorneys Association; Member, Bay City Lions Club; Board member, Matagorda County Museum Association; Praise Team member, First United Methodist Church of Bay City