During 2014, John Raeke was appointed by the Gonzales County Commissioners Court to represent the interests of the residents of the County on the Board of Trustees of Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. John graduated from Tarleton State University in 1987 with a BS in Agriculture and immediately returned home to farm and ranch with his dad. He attends, and is active, in the Monthalia United Methodist Church. In service to his community, John has intermittently served on the Gonzales County Farm Bureau board of directors since 1994, served on the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture for 3 years, leading as president in 2011. Currently, John serves on the Gonzales Mental Health Advisory Board on which he has been a member since 1999.