Jerry Eversole earned his bachelor of science degree
from Sam Houston State in 1966, working first in the
Liberty school district as a head baseball coach and
assistant football coach.
Prior to being elected to his present position as commissioner
of Harris County Precinct 4, he was president of the
Humble Area Chamber of Commerce for more than 18 years,
during which he focused on the economic development
of northeast Harris County.
In 1991 he began his tenure as commissioner and is now
in his third four-year term. He administers the largest
precinct in Harris County, with approximately 904,000
residents. His precinct's boundaries encompass most
of the northern region of Harris County and include
Crosby, Huffman, Humble, Spring, Tomball, the Champions
area, Jersey Village, and continue south into Houston,
including Spring Branch and River Oaks. Harris County
is the third largest county in the United States.
His duties include overseeing the regular maintenance
of more than 45 percent of the total Harris County Road
miles, which are in his precinct. In addition, 22 parks
and three community centers are in this area.
These include the Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens,
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, and Burroughs
His civic activities include the Sam Houston Area Council
of the Boy Scouts of America, the Cypress/Woodlands
Junior Forum, the North Harris County Criminal Justice
Association, the Klein Bank Advisory Board, the Houston
Livestock Show & Rodeo, and the Spring Independent
School District Education Foundation Advisory Board.
His awards include being named Citizen of the Year
by the Humble Area Chamber of Commerce, being named
a Paul Harris Fellow by the Humble Intercontinental
Rotary Club, and a Service to Mankind Award from the
His wife, Pat, is a 1965 graduate of Sam Houston State.
at the November 9, 2001 Distinguished