Jonathan Letz


Jonathan has been a member of TWA since 2010 and a member of the Executive Committee for the past 10 years. He has been active working on legislative and water issues and currently serves as Chair of the Landscape Working Group for the new headquarters building.

He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Business (1979) and Petroleum Land Management (1981). He worked for Exxon Corporation from 1981 to 1988. In 1988, he moved back to Kerr County where his family has lived in the Comfort area for over six generations.

Jonathan lives on his family ranch outside of Comfort with his wife, Karen, and their two sons, Sam (17) and Gus (15). Cherry Creek Ranch was the recipient of the Lone Star Land Steward Award in 2002. In 2013, the ranch received the Wildlife Conservation award for Region II from the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Texas. He has worked with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, University of Texas, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Texas A & M University and other entities on scientific and land stewardship projects.

In 1996, he was elected Kerr County Commissioner of Precinct #3 and is currently serving his 25th year. In 1998, Jonathan Letz was appointed to the Plateau Water Planning Group – Region J. He has served as chair since 1998. Commissioner Letz has worked extensively on county subdivision rules and statewide water issues.

His family raises cattle and manages a white-tailed deer hunting operation. Other business interests include Southwest Turf and Irrigation, a full service landscape, irrigation and land management company and The Garden Haus, a retail nursery and garden center located in Comfort.