Board of Directors

Group photo of 2017 CDC Board Members and Staff

2017 CDC Board Members and Staff (from left): Randy Jochim, Richard Weber, Administrative Assistant Samantha Solis, Vice President Dennis Jemelka, Executive Director Patrick J. Kennedy, Chris Crain, President Charles Papacek, Secretary/Treasurer David Scott, and Mayor Sara Meyer

Appointed by the City Council, the seven (7) member board serves at the pleasure of the City Council. Three (3) of the seven (7) directors cannot be employees, officers or members of the city’s governing body. All members are appointed for a two (2) year term and must meet residency requirements.

CDC Board Members

Charles W. Papacek, President | Term: Expires 2019
Charles is retired from the Hospital Products Division of Abbott Laboratories. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cuero Community Hospital.

Dennis Jemelka, Vice President | Term: Expires 2019
Dennis has been married to Dawn Klaevemann for 31 years and they have three children, all graduates of Texas A&M University. He has been with Allied Feeds Inc. for 30 years, and Dawn teaches math at St. Michael’s School.

Christopher Crain | Term: Expires 2019
Christopher has been an attorney with Crain & Sheppard in Cuero, Texas since 1994. He is married to Jill Crain and has four active children.

Randy Jochim | Term: Expires 2019
Randy and his wife Sylvia are the owners/operators of McDonald’s restaurant in Cuero. Originally from Indiana, Randy is the champion of the 2015 World Series of Cuero Annual Chamber of Commerce fundraiser.

Mayor Sara Post Meyer | Term: Expires 2020
Sara is a retiree of Cuero Independent School District, a former Executive Director of the Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, and a community volunteer. She was first elected Mayor of Cuero in 2010.

David A. Scott, Secretary/Treasurer | Term: Expires 2020
David and his wife, Lori Reuss Scott, moved to Cuero in September of 2012, as Lori has deep family roots that date back to the founding of Cuero. David is a Financial Advisor and a Certified Public Account with over 38 years of business experience. Motorcycle riding and golf are two of David’s passions that he enjoys when he is not working.

Richard Weber | Term: Expires 2020
Richard is employed by Weber Motor Company, a family-owned and operated Ford Dealership since 1937. He is married to his wife Nikki, and has three daughters, Hannah, Madelyn and Audrey. He is a 1987 graduate of the University of Texas-Austin.