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Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of TAGD's elected officers, the immediate past President, and one member elected from each TAGD area that is not represented by another member of the Executive Committee. It has the power to fill vacancies of officers, represent TAGD during the legislative session, gather information and make decisions for TAGD as directed by the membership, review, adopt, and take action on financial matters, and perform other duties and responsibilities deemed necessary by the membership.  Find out more about TAGD areas here.

President - Joe B. Cooper - North Texas

Vice-President - Dirk Aaron - North Texas

Treasurer - Zach Holland - Upper Gulf Coast

Secretary - Leah Adams - Upper Carrizo

Parlimentarian - Jim Polonis - Upper Edwards Trinity

Past-President - Kathy Turner Jones - Upper Gulf Coast

Janet Adams - Far West Texas

Amber Blount- Ogallala

Ron Fieseler - Lower Edwards Trinity

Greg Sengelmann - Edwards Carrizo

Lonnie Stewart - Lower Gulf Coast

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee includes the current president and the two immediate past presidents. Members of the Nominating Committee are ineligible to run for office in the upcoming election, and nominations are solicited from the membership at large.

Joe B. Cooper

Kathy Turner Jones

Janet Adams

 

By-Laws

The Bylaws Committee reviews and considers changes to TAGD bylaws, policies, and action plans; ensures that TAGD activities and programs operate within the established policy guidelines; and performs other duties and responsibilities deemed necessary by the membership.

Janet Adams

Gary Ashmore

Zach Holland

Scott Holland

Kathy Jones

Jim Polonis*

Lonnie Stewart

Steve Walthour

Gary Westbrook

Victoria Messer Whitehead

C.E. Williams

 

Finance & Budget

The Finance and Budget Committee consists of the current treasurer, the Vice-President, and three TAGD members appointed by the President. This committee is responsible for formulating and presenting an annual budget for the fiscal year and providing for an audit of TAGD's financial affairs as needed.

Zach Holland*

Dirk Aaron

Steve Walthour

Janet Guthrie

Joel Pigg

David Bailey

 

Groundwater Protection

The Groundwater Protection Committee works with the representative of the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee, established in 1989 by the Texas Legislature, and assists the representative in carrying out the duties assigned him/her by the TGPC.

Lori Barnes

Marc Friberg

Andy Garza

Janet Guthrie

Zach Holland

Amanda Maloukis

Michael Redman

David Van Dresar*

 

Information & Education

The Outreach & Education Committee is responsible for various public informational activities, including gathering information and formulating plans and programs to promote TAGD and its members, disseminating information to non-member districts and other potential members, maintaining a dialogue with the public and government officials to educate them on the benefits of groundwater conservation districts, and contacting districts that have been declared non-operational with an offer of support. This committee also works on gathering data and updating TAGD's Groundwater Conservation District Index (GCDI), creating educational resources for new GCDs and General Managers, and developing articles on popular issues.

Leah Adams*

Morgen Ayers

Alan Day

Katherine Drury

Meredith Earwood

Vanessa Escobar

Cameron Goebel

Lindy Harris

Genell Hobbs

Zach Holland

Joel Pigg

Lynn Smith

Steve Walthour

 

Legislative

The Legislative Committee is responsible for informing the membership of relevant pending legislation. If possible, the committee will develop a position and act on such legislation with approval from the Executive Committee. This committee is also responsible for initiating legislative proposals, policies and resolutions for presentation to TAGD.

Dirk Aaron*

Janet Adams

Leah Adams

Gary Ashmore

Lori Barnes

Bobby Bazan

Amber Blount

Julia Carillo

Jon Cartwright

Ken Carver

Jason Coleman

Jim Conkwright

Joe B. Cooper

Alan Day

John Dupnik

Meredith Earwood

Ty Edwards

Harvey Everheart

Marc Friberg

Andy Garza

Cameron Goebel

Janet Guthrie

Lindy Harris

Genell Hobbs

Zach Holland

Scott Holland

Kathy Turner Jones

Russell Labus

Amanda Maloukis

John Martin

Dave Mauk

Mike McGuire

Bob Patterson

Joel Pigg

Jim Polonis

LG Raun

Jackie Risner

Kayla Rohrbach

Caroline Runge

Greg Sengelmann

Doug Shaw

Lonnie Stewart

Diana Thomas

Steve Walthour

Kirk Welch

Gary Westbrook

Victoria Whitehead

C.E. Williams

Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee assists TAGD and its partners in planning, organizing, and producing our annual Texas Groundwater Summit.

Bobby Bazan

Alan Day

Zach Holland

Joel Pigg

Jim Polonis

Sarah Schlessinger*

Lonnie Stewart

Steve Walthour 

C.E. Williams

ASR Subcommittee 

Dirk Aaron*

Dave Mauk

Alan Day

Greg Senglemann

Jason Coleman

 

Brackish Desal Subcomittee 

Bobby Bazan

Jason Coleman

John Dupnik

Andy Garza

Scott Holland

Zach Holland

L.G. Raun

Jim Polonis

Greg Senglemann

Lonnie Stewart

 

GCD Administration & Accountability

Dirk Aaron

Janet Adams

Ken Carver

Jim Conkwright

Alan Day

Janet Guthrie

Zach Holland

Dave Mauk*

Bob Patterson

Greg Senglemann

 

Groundwater Planning Subcommittee

Ken Carver

Jason Coleman

Joe B. Cooper

John Dupnik

Mike McGuire

Doug Shaw*

Lonnie Stewart

Steve Walthour

Gary Westbrook

C.E. Williams

* Denotes Committee Chair