Office Location: Courthouse-on-the-Square
Commissioners Court Coordinator
County Judge Donna Klaeger
Donna Klaeger was sworn into office as the Burnet County Judge on January 1, 2007. She is the first woman in history to serve on Burnet County Commissioner’s Court. She served Burnet County as Treasurer for eight years, Executive Director of The Seriff Foundation and the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, Director of Development at Seton Highland Lakes Hospital and has owned and managed a ladies and children’s clothing store in Marble Falls.
The Texas Constitution vests broad judicial and administrative powers in the position of county judge, who presides over a five member commissioner's court, which has budgetary and administrative authority over county government operations.
The Judge is responsible for calling elections, posting election notices and for receiving and canvassing the election returns. The county judge may perform marriages.
As constitutional county judge, Klaeger resides over weekly criminal misdemeanor court, probate matters and assists with juvenile detention hearings. Judge Klaeger has appellate jurisdiction over matters arising from the justice courts.
As County Judge, Klaeger represents Burnet County in the following capacity:
Judge Klaeger has focused on growth planning by implementing and facilitating:
Burnet County Departments under the purview of Judge Klaeger:
Klaeger moved to Burnet County in 1991 from San Antonio,Texas where her 15 year career focused on Business Administration and Management. She is married to Robert Klaeger, a local attorney, and has 3 children; Megan, Charlie and Bobi. The family are members of the First Baptist Church in Marble Falls.