Weaver Family

Jefferson County Pct. 2 Commissioner Brent A. Weaver, graduated from Port Neches Groves High School in May of 1985.  He has been a life-long resident of Jefferson County and Mid-County; raised in Port Neches and now resides in Nederland.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February of 1986 and successfully completed his military enlistment in February of 1990 with an Honorable Discharge. Brent attended Lamar University, where he studied Criminal Justice and began his law enforcement career in January of 1992.

When Brent was elected to County Commissioner Pct 2 in March of 2010, he had 18 years of service with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office with a total of 22 years combined service including 4 years military service.

Brent served as Assistant to the Sheriff with additional duties as the Public Information and Media Relations officer. He works regularly with citizen groups in an effort to assist them with issues within their neighborhoods.  He is happily married to his wife of 25 years, Cheryl, who is a first grade teacher at Highland Park Elementary and has been employed with Nederland I.S.D. for 30 years. They have two children, Kade 23 years old and Karlee 20 years old, who both attended Nederland schools. Kade graduated from Lamar University with a Criminal Justice Degree with Honors and is living in the Austin area where he followed in his dads footsteps of public service and now works for a law enforcement agency in Austin. Karlee is a junior at Lamar University studying Speech Pathology. Brent has also served as a Cub Scout Leader in the City of Nederland and is a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in Nederland. He was first elected to public office with the Nederland School Board of Trustees in May of 2003 and reelected to the Board in May of 2006. Brent decided not to seek re-election to School Board because of his desire to serve the public in another elected position as “Your” County Commissioner, Precinct #2.

During his many years of county service and law enforcement experience he has furthered his law enforcement education and training to enhance his knowledge and skills.  Brent has over 3,000 training hours and holds a Master Peace Officer license, the highest Texas Peace Officer rating given by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Education and Standards.

He has served as a Correctional Officer in the jail, Patrol Deputy, DARE Officer, Fugitive Warrant Deputy and briefly in the Criminal Investigations Unit.  Brent is also a Commercial Rated Helicopter Pilot for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit, where he flies a Bell 407 Helicopter. He is a former member of the Sheriff’s SWAT team serving for 8 years working up to an Assistant Team Leader position. In 2005, Brent successfully completed the Houston Marathon with an official chip time of 4 hrs: 52 min after training for a year.

Brent was nominated by Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods to attend the FBI National Academy in 2006. He then completed a thorough application packet submitted to the FBI National Academy Staff for review.  After a background investigation and interview process he was selected to attend the 229th Session of FBI National Academy. He attended the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia from March 2007 thru June of 2007 and graduated in the 229th session.

The mission of the FBI National Academy is to support, promote, and enhance the personal and professional development of experienced law enforcement officers by providing relevant education and training and to increase their information networks in order to prepare them for increasingly complex and dynamic leadership roles and management. The Academy is a 10-week course. The training is provided to selected applicants by the FBI and is no cost to the law enforcement agency. The curriculum is taught by FBI teaching staff and other professional educators, and focuses on leadership development and emphasizes critical thinking.

Brent has served on numerous community, county, and city government boards as an advisory member.  He has participated in several community events in support of charitable organizations such as Girls Haven Gumbo Cook-Off, Toy and Food-Drive for Jefferson County, March of Dimes, United-Way and Special Olympics.

He was honored in July of 2008 at the Special Olympics Banquet in Beaumont for Outstanding Fundraising Efforts to support local Special Olympic athletes in the Golden Triangle area.  Brent is Past President of the Mid-County Noon Optimist club established in 1960. In addition, Brent graduated from the 17th class of Leadership Southeast Texas, LSET, 2009 where he successfully demonstrated an interest in and a commitment to the economic vitality of our region.

Brent always attempts to establish and maintain consistency as well as set high standards with pride and integrity. He is a person who is self motivated, and driven.
 
He shows initiative with the ability to learn concepts and ideas and most importantly able to work as a “team” player. 
 
Brent’s objective, as “Your” Jefferson County Commissioner of Precinct 2 which encompasses Fannett, Labelle, Nederland, Port Neches and Groves as well as the unincorporated areas surrounding these cities, is to represent the citizens of Pct 2 and Jefferson County and to serve them to the very best of his ability.  He works to make fair and sound decisions that support the efforts of improving the quality of life in Jefferson County and Precinct 2. His background has afforded him the opportunity to know all the County’s elected officials, department heads and county employees as well as the many rural community citizens. He is a life-long resident of Mid County; growing up in Port Neches and now residing in Nederland. Having over 18 years with Jefferson County and working in a close capacity with all of the neighborhoods and communities has provided him with a unique perspective on issues within Precinct 2 and Jefferson County as well as his (6) years serving on the NISD Board of Trustees.

During his terms, as a member of the Board of Trustees the board implemented random drug testing, technology upgrades for the classrooms, teacher and staff pay raises, and maintained a fiscally sound budget despite the state reducing funding for local school districts.  Brent wanted to make a difference. Although some of these decisions were difficult to make, they were always in the best interest of students, teachers, and parents. By serving as an elected official for two 3-year terms as a Trustee for the Nederland School Board that service to the citizens has provided him with ability to budget and manage financial responsibility for taxpayer dollars in order to enhance the quality of education in the Nederland School District.

Dealing with people, problems, and other community issues as well as serving in a School Board Trustee elected position has served him well as “Your” Jefferson County Commissioner for Precinct 2.  Brent had a record of getting things “done” as a Trustee and in his position as the Assistant to the Sheriff of Jefferson County. Now, he is getting things done as “Your” County Commissioner for Pct. 2.

Brent has a strong commitment to the citizens of Jefferson County that involves the community at all levels. He has worked with the Jefferson County Victims Coalition, March of Dimes, M.A.D.D., and the Jefferson County historical Commission on different projects and programs. Brent has been a past and current member of several organizations and serves on numerous committees within our community such as the following:

·        Board of Directors, Southeast Texas Press Club
·        Advisory Member of Crime Stoppers
·        Board of Trustees, Nederland Independent School Board
·        FBI NA Associates 229th session
·        2008-2009 President, Mid County Noon Optimist Club
·        Board Member, Nederland City Parks Board
·        Board Member, Samaritan Counseling of Southeast Texas
·        Advisory Member, Jefferson County Community Criminal Justice Council
·        2009 Leadership Southeast Texas
·        Member of the Southeast Texas P-16 Council
·        Member of the Team City Nederland Strategic Planning Committee
·        Board Member on Commission, Jefferson County Historical Commission
·        Chairman of Oversight of Courthouse and Sub-Courthouse
·        Advisory Board Member, Project Safe Neighborhood
·        Board of Directors Nederland Chamber of Commerce in 2009 - 3 year term
·        Community Economic Development Committee    

Brent enjoys public service and finds it rewarding. Since his election to Office, his focus has been Action, Communication and Information with additional focus on airport operations, and economic development inside Pct.2.  With enhanced effort to provide and maintain the basic services for the rural areas and provide information to the citizens of Pct. 2, through a website and community meetings in all three cities-Port Neches, Groves and Nederland as well as Labelle, Fannett and other unincorporated areas of Pct. 2 in an effort increase community input and communication.

He served his Country as a U.S. Marine, a Texas Peace officer, Local School Board Trustee, many community boards, volunteer groups, and now continues to serve his community and the citizens as “Your” County Commissioner for Pct. 2. 

Brent serves as YOUR County Commissioner, not just A County Commissioner… there is a difference!

He looks at this office he holds “not just as service but as the responsibility and accountability as an elected official responsive to the citizens of Pct. 2 and Jefferson County.” This office belongs to the citizens of Jefferson County. It is important to know what the people think about issues and services the county precinct service center provides. He has been an advocate for the citizens and works toward a positive outcome.

We must keep a strong quality of life in Precinct 2 which encompasses Port Neches, Groves, Nederland, Labelle and Fannett as well as unincorporated areas outside Nederland.

As the Assistant to the Sheriff, he has attended commissioners’ Court for past 12 years which provided him with experience and information regarding county government and the process of what, when and how decisions are made that affect our county employees, elected officials, department heads and most importantly the citizens of Jefferson County. His background in dealing with people, problems, and other community issues has served him well as “Your” Jefferson County Commissioner for Precinct 2.  In his capacity as Assistant to the Sheriff, he had direct communication with and a working knowledge of the criminal justice system within Jefferson County and a true understanding of the system.

His background with over 18 years with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and working in a close capacity with neighborhoods and communities provided him with a unique perspective on issues within Precinct 2 and Jefferson County. He has worked successfully with many various County Departments, Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission, Jefferson County Volunteer Fire Departments, TXDOT, Jefferson County Environmental Control, Entergy, Texas 211, as well as state and local elected officials to assist neighborhoods with issues they face such as road signs, crime, and provide informational meetings.

 In 2007, he was instrumental is coordinating street lights for the rural area neighborhoods through a partnership with Entergy, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Neighborhood Watch Groups. This was a first, because the rural areas have never had street lights in their neighborhoods. He was not going to give up on the issue; it was needed and supported by the neighborhoods. He was an advocate for them resulting in a successful outcome.

During past county emergency incidents such as hurricanes, flooding and other events which required communication, leadership and coordination in his position as Assistant to the Sheriff, he conducted many duties and responsibilities in a professional and proficient manner. He understands the importance as well as the how, why, who, and what needs to be coordinated with other emergency services, governing bodies, cities, drainage districts and water districts. He has a direct knowledge of county government operations both on a daily basis and during emergencies both which directly affect our citizens.

The Office of Precinct 2 County Commissioner is here to serve the citizen’s of Jefferson County and Pct. 2 in an efficient and effective manner by balancing short term needs with long-range planning in order for Jefferson County particular Pct. 2 to prosper while maintaining the small town atmosphere and retaining its special sense of place for our rural and Mid-County areas.

His focus is to do this by remembering common sense, by preserving and representing the citizens of Pct. 2 while communicating with other governing bodies of the cities, counties and the region. This means a constant striving to be flexible, new vision, and budget minded; to share ideas and an open decision-making process; to seek advice and help; to build trust; to nurture excellence; to encourage residents, visitors, neighbors, and employees to join in creating a common vision for the future of Pct. 2 and the rest of Jefferson County; and, to lead toward that vision.

He continues to bring new ideas, strong leadership and a focused direction for Precinct 2. This continues to be accomplished through Action, Communication, and Information with Pride and Professionalism.