Former Georgetown City Council member Jerry Hammerlun passed away June 17.
Jerry was elected to the Georgetown City Council in 2012. He also served on the boards of the Georgetown Education Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown amongst many others.
As an active member of the community he served on the Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, was chair of Austin Adopt-a-school and Georgetown Partners in Education.
Jerry loved his family, was a man of God, he was passionate about his career, and service to others and the community. He was born in Norfolk, Nebraska on September 14th, 1953 to Chester and Mavis Hammerlun. After graduating from Norfolk High School, he graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Architecture and the University of Nebraska College of Law. In 1975 he married his high school sweetheart Vickie Mullins Hammerlun. They were blessed with two children Peter Gregory and Lindsey Leigh.
Mayor Dale Ross said, “[My wife] Mickie and I were so saddened to learn that one of Georgetown’s best, Jerry Hammerlun, had passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vickie and the other members of the Hammerlun family at this most difficult time. Jerry’s many significant contributions to his city, the school district and his church will never be forgotten.”
Mr. Hammerlun began his career in Omaha, Nebraska in 1978. Moving his family to Austin, Texas in 1985 he began working with O’Connell Robertson and Associates. In 2001 he joined Huckabee and Associates as the President, CFO, and in-house counsel. In his career he took pride in providing students across Texas access to outstanding educational facilities.
CEO Christopher Huckabee writes, “In 2009, Jerry passed the torch to a young leader at Huckabee and focused on a new role as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Jerry was recognized for his outstanding leadership in 2011 when he was named CFO of the Year by the Fort Worth Business Press. After nearly 40 years in the business, Jerry’s professional achievements are impressive, but for those who knew him or worked with him, he was so much more than a list of accomplishments.”
His best days were with his wife, their children, and their six grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, watching sports, and most of all the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church Entrance Project or Georgetown Education Foundation.