City Council along with Mayor Mark A. Bricker in Council Chambers at City Hall. (Left: Councilman Jason Childers, Councilwoman Julie Estlinbaum, Mayor Mark A. Bricker, Councilwoman Chrystal Folse, Councilwoman Becca Sitz, and Mayor Pro-Tem Bill Cornman.)
Julie Estlinbaum, Position 1
Julie Estlinbaum graduated from Bay City High School in 1981 and Texas A&M University in 1985. In 1997, after living in San Antonio and Houston, she moved to Bay City with her husband, District Judge Craig Estlinbaum, and her daughter, Shelby. She has taught school for 29 years, 19 of those years in Bay City ISD. Her daughter, Shelby, just graduated from Texas A&M with a certificate from the PATHS Program.
Julie was first elected to City Council in 2012 and was recently elected to her third term in May 2016.
Councilwoman Estlinbaum is currently serving her third term. She will begin her fourth term in June.
Bill Cornman, Position 2 (Current Mayor Pro-Tem)
Bill Cornman has been serving on Bay City City Council since 2012. A 4-year scholarship athlete, Bill attended the University of Tulsa and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. During his career, he served as the Manager of Engineering and Operations at Celanese Chemical Co. His wife of 51 years, Connie, teaches Biology at Bay City High School. Councilman Cornman has three children and eight grandchildren. Councilman Cornman is currently serving his third term. He will begin his fourth term in June 2018.
Chrystal Folse, Position 3
Councilwoman Folse is currently serving her third term, which is set to expire in 2019.
Becca Sitz, Position 4
(Biography coming soon.)
Councilwoman Sitz is currently serving her first term, which is set to expire in 2019.
Jason Childers, Position 5
Jason W. Childers was elected to Bay City, City Council in May 2017. Jason graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with an emphasis in Business . He is also a graduate of Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, a premier banking graduate school at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Childers had 15 years of banking experience where he served as Senior Vice President until August 2016 when he joined Gateway Mortgage Group as a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator. He serves and has served the community on Bay City Rotary Club as Secretary, President and Director; Bay City Lion's Club Rice Festival Chairman and Director; Gulf Coast CASA Vice President and Director; Bay City Chamber Ambassador and Director; Bay City Main Street Program Treasurer. Jason has lived in Bay City since 2009 and is proud to call Bay City and Matagorda County his home.
Councilman Childers is currently serving his first term, which is set to expire in 2019.