Board of Director Profiles
Janice Jircik – Chairperson
My husband of 22 years, Chris Jircik, along with our four children moved to Anahuac twelve years ago. We moved from Pearland, Texas, where I had lived for 35 years. After arriving in Anahuac I soon became involved in the daily operations of this city by being elected to the Anahuac City Council where I have now served for four years. I am also a member of the Anahuac Lions Club. I became Director of The Wellness Center at Bayside Hospital five years ago which affords me the opportunity to work with many of the citizens of Anahuac and the surrounding areas.
My aspiration for our city is to enhance its natural beauty and outdoor recreation; as well as help improve the economic vitality of the city so that people want to raise their families here and call Anahuac home.
I was appointed to the AMDD Board in February 2013 and was elected chairperson in February 2019.
Bill Stults – Vice-Chairperson
I have lived in Anahuac off and on since 1968,graduating from Anahuac High School in 1972. I have worked in the medical and healthcare field for 25 years where I recently retired as a Registered Nurse. I have also worked in the oilfield, construction, and restaurant fields during my years of employment.
I am a single father of two children, Jaclyn who is 39 and Kyle who is 29. Since my recent retirement in November of 2015, my aspirations have been to give back to the community that I have always enjoyed living in. I would like to help the City of Anahuac grow to its potential by serving the citizens of this community. This city has so much to offer to the people that call it home, and I hope to help make it an even better place to live.
I was appointed to the AMDD Board in September 2015 and was elected vice-chairperson in February 2019.
Danni Previte - Secretary/Treasurer
I have lived in Anahuac since birth and have been a resident for 30+ years. My parents are life-long residents as well. I graduated from Anahuac High School and attended Texas A & M graduating with degrees in Journalism and History in 2001. After college I moved to Kerrville, Texas, for two years and then on to Caldwell, Texas, for an additional two years before returning to my home town of Anahuac. I have lived here ever since with my three boys Jake 14 and twins Matt and Joe 12.
I have been employed by Chambers County working in the District Attorney's Office as Secretary/Victims' Assistance Coordinator for the past eight years. I have been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac all my life and served as a Sunday school teacher and lay reader. I am also a member of the American Legion, Freeman Spath Post #104 Auxiliary.
Living in Anahuac most of my life has played a significant role in who I have become. I spend countless hours at Fort Anahuac Park watching my boys play baseball as they improve their skills and learn the value of team effort as well as sportsmanship. The values of a small town has instilled in me the desire to give back and work for the good of others. Being appointed as a director for AMDD will afford me the opportunity to work for the citizens of this great City that has given so much to me and my family.
As many small towns struggle with needed improvements, I envision improved infrastructure, ridding the city of abandoned buildings and structures, and continued efforts to bring in new business and industry. It will be my goal to help revitalize our town by working towards these needed improvements, ultimately making Anahuac an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
I was appointed to the AMDD Board in May 2019.
Kenneth Miller - Member
My wife and I moved to Anahuac in March 2017, after living in Pearland for the previous five years. I have been married to my wife, Tish Hopkins Miller, for 20 years. She was raised in Anahuac and graduated from Anahuac High School. We decided to venture back to her home town to a more quiet and peaceful lifestyle. We have two children, Jeremy and Kenneth, and are the proud grandparents of two wonderful grandchildren Kendra Brown 20 and Kyndallyn Brown 12.
I retired from Exxon Mobil Pipeline October 31, 2020, after 31 years working as a Safety Advisor. We are members of Central Church of Christ in Baytown.
After moving to Anahuac, I immediately became concerned about issues I felt needed improvement. I frequently attended Anahuac City Council meetings to become more informed and involved.
As a new director of Anahuac Municipal Development District, I aspire to work with City Hall on the issues that affect our communities. My goals will include improving the beautification of our city and increasing tourism. I want to help expand on the progress already underway by AMDD on removing the dilapidated houses and create a process to clean up overgrown lots in our city. There will always be ongoing projects to be accomplished in this unique city, and I am pleased to be able to help serve the citizens of Anahuac.
I was appointed to the AMDD Board in December 2018.
.Cheryl Sanders- Member
I am proud to say that I have lived in Anahuac all my life. My husband Ken and I have been married for 39 years. We have two children, son Justin and wife Kaitlin and daughter Jessica Hardy and husband Matt. We have been blessed with 5 wonderful grandchildren. My husband and I are the owners of Trinity Bay RV & Lodging.
I have been privileged to serve on the Anahuac City Council for 7 years from 2005-2012. In 2012, I was elected as Mayor of the City of Anahuac and continue to serve in that capacity. Serving as the Mayor of our City, I consider to be a real highlight of my life.
When asked to become a board member for Anahuac Municipal Development District, I felt this would be another avenue to serve this great city and be an extension to fulfill my hopes for improvement.
My aspirations have always been to improve our city by someday building a City Civic Center, walkway paths, sidewalks, and a splash pad for our children. Working with the many other entities in our city to accomplish these goals has also been a priority. I will continue to work hard as a member of the AMDD Board of Directors and appreciate the opportunity to serve.
I was appointed to the AMDD Board in March 2019.