Public Policy

Public Policy

Ikard Wynne provides a wide range of services for its clients in public policy making as well as local, state and national governmental relations. While generally Ikard Wynne does not engage in lobbying for its clients, it does develop and furnish seasoned and creative strategic and tactical planning and decision-making in all areas of the public arena.

Anne Wynne has been an active participant in these matters for 20 years. She was the first woman to serve as chair of the General Services Commission of Texas. Similarly, she was the first woman to serve on the Texas Transportation Commission. She was also an advisor to Governor Ann Richards who appointed her to both of those positions.

In the civic domain, Anne has been equally active and influential. She was chair of the Board of Trustees of St. Edward’s University; president of the Travis County Mental Health Association; president of the West Austin Youth Association and co-chaired the AISD Taskforce to reduce violence in schools.

Bill Ikard, who works with Anne in this practice area, has focused his practice on administrative and constitutional law for more than three decades.

Tim Young has been active in public policy matters since moving to Austin in 1987. He has presented testimony at legislative committee hearings on numerous matters, represented local governmental authorities with issues before the legislature and various state agencies, and represented one of the largest underground water regulatory authorities in Texas. Tim’s work in the public policy arena has been extremely varied – including locating and constructing new prisons, advising on underground water regulation, working with industry and regulatory authorities on pari-mutuel betting for horse and dog racing, and low income housing matters.