About Sheri

Austin District 10 Resident for over 55 years


Professional & Business Experience

  • Owner of a small, independent Austin business for over 35 years, Private Properties, Inc. (1981 to current)
  • Texas Real Estate Broker (1978 to current) - Member of the Austin Board of Realtors & Austin Apartment Association
  • Texas Mortgage Broker (2004- current)
  • Property Tax Arbitrator in Austin & Travis County (2005-2007)

Community Leader

University of Texas at Austin  

  • UT Development Board, Ex-Officio Member (2011 to current)
  • UT School of Social Work Advisory Board (2002 to current)
  • UT School of Social Work Dean Search Committee (2011-2012)

Housing Authority City of Austin (1994-1999) Appointed by Mayor Bruce Todd

  • As Chairperson was responsible for the complete reorganization of the failing Authority and the hiring of a new executive director.  During my term, HACA went from failing to exemplary status.
  • Worked on legislative and policy issues at the local, state and national levels

Austin Apartment Association (1981 to current)

  • As President in 1992 was responsible for reorganization and hiring a new executive director
  • Worked on legislative and policy issues at the local, state and national levels

Settlement Club (1982 to current) - Executive Board and various Chair positions

  • As Development Chair was responsible for rezoning the property, fundraising and construction of a new 12,000 sq ft Recreation Building for the Settlement Home

Docent of the Texas Governor’s Mansion (2005- current)    

Real Estate Council of Austin - Past Board and committee member            

PTA President – Doss Elementary School (1994-95)

  • Responsible for creating “International Day” (now known as Cultural Heritage Week), a celebration of the diversity of the Doss student community

Chair of Project Graduation at Anderson High School

PTA Boards – Doss Elementary, Murchison Middle School & Anderson High School

Booster Clubs at Anderson HS & Murchison MS - Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading & Volleyball

Youth Sports Coach - NWA Kickball, WAYA Volleyball

Additional Interests

Riverbend Church - Organized volunteer mission trip to Costa Rica to construct a new church

Austin Smiles, Austin Theatre, Blue Santa, Girl Scouts, Habitat for Humanity

Attended Highland Park Elementary, Lamar & Murchison Jr High, McCallum High School, Trinity University and UT Austin

Hobbies – tennis, walking with my rescue dog Allie, horses, travel, scuba diving, enjoying Austin music and art

Strong Family History of Public Service in Austin

Married to Bill Hudspeth, Chairman of the Board of Austin Trust Company

Children - Cassie Gallo (& Paden) McKinney and Anthony Gallo                     

Step daughters – Jenny Hudspeth Stone and Ann Hudspeth

Parents – Linda & Edgar Perry, Kathleen Miller                 

Siblings – Michelle Moos (& Jeff) Kattawar, Kim Perry, Chris (& Lauri) Perry, Ryan (& Melissa) Perry

Other Austin family – Jeanne & Lew Little, Lutie & Bob Butler, Julie & Dean Metzger, George Anne & Gris Rogers, Will Swenson


Sheri Gallo - Austin City Council District 10