Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

The Circle C Homeowners Association has been led by the same cast of characters since Gary Bradley conceived of the project in the early 1980s. The cast includes:

Jim O'Reilly: President, Circle C HOA and former treasurer of Circle C Municipal Utility District 1; O'Reilly chaired the Circle C PAC during the 1997 legislative session.

Steve Bartlett: Vice-president, HOA; former Bradley business partner; owner of the Bartlett Group, a land-development company. He has served on the HOA board since its inception in 1988. Travis Co. appraisal records show he owns a residence in West Lake Hills (HOA directors are not required to live in Circle C). His term ends March 26 and Circle C resident Carl Kernodle is expected to challenge his re-election bid.

Ken Rigsbee: Secretary-treasurer, HOA; chairs Circle C PAC. One of Circle C's first homeowners and outspoken opponent of the city of Austin's annexation of Circle C.

Susan Hoover: Former HOA board director; owns Circle C Landscape (formerly owned by Bradley) and Full Circle Management, both on contract with the HOA board.

Brad Beutel: Bradley's cousin and business associate; serves as an officer in Circle C Landscape, according to state records.

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