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 – Dirk Aaron – North Texas

Vice-President – Amber Blount- Ogallala

Treasurer – Zach Holland – Upper Gulf Coast

Secretary – Leah Adams – Upper Carrizo

Parlimentarian – Jim Polonis – Upper Edwards Trinity

Past-President – Joe B Cooper – North Texas

Janet Adams – Far West Texas

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.

Dirk Aaron

Joe B. Cooper

Kathy Turner Jones

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.

C. E. Williams

Gary Ashmore

Janet Adams

Janet Adams

Jim Polonis*

Kathy Turner Jones

Kelley Vickers

Lonnie Stewart

Ronald Naumann

Steve Walthour

Summer Webb

Victoria Messer Whitehead

Zach Holland

 

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*

Amber Blount

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.

Amanda Maloukis

Bobby Bazan

Dirk Aaron

Doug Shaw

Janet Guthrie

Julia Carrillo

Kelley Vickers

Leah Adams

Lori Barnes

Lynn Smith

Marc Friberg

Morgen Ayers

Ronald Naumann

Summer Webb

Zach Holland

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.

Alan M. Day

Cameron Goebel

Genell Hobbs

Joel Pigg

John Dupnik

Katherine Drury

Kelley Vickers

Kirk Welch

Leah Adams*

Lynn Smith

Megan Haas

Megan Homeyer

Meredith Allen

Morgen Ayers

Rene Villareal

Robin Gary

Ronald Naumann

Victoria Messer Whitehead

Zach Holland

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.

Alan Day

Amanda Maloukis

Amber Blount*

Andy Garza

Bobby Bazan

C. E. Williams

Dave Mauk

David Huie

Diana Thomas

Dirk Aaron

Doug Shaw

Gary Ashmore

Genell Hobbs

Greg Sengelmann

Janet Adams

Janet Guthrie

Jim Conkwright

Jim Polonis

Joe B. Cooper

Joel Pigg

John Dupnik

John Martin

Julia Carrillo

Kathy Turner Jones

Kelley Vickers

Kendall Bell-Enders

Kirk Welch

LG Raun

Leah Adams

Lindy Harris

Lonnie Stewart

Lori Barnes

Marc Friberg

Megan Haas

Meredith Allen

Mike McGuire

Peter Weingeart

Robin Gary

Ronald Naumann

Russell Labus

Samantha Reiter

Scott Holland

Steve Walthour

Summer Webb

Ty Edwards

Vanessa Escobar

Victoria Messer Whitehead

Zach Holland

Bill Dugat

Brian Sledge

Greg Ellis

Heather Harward

Jennifer Smith

Shauna Fitzsimmons

Conference Planning Committee

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

Alan M. Day

Bobby Bazan

Britney Britten

Dirk Aaron

Greg Ellis

Heather Harward

Jason Coleman

Jennifer Smith

Jim Polonis

Kelley Vickers

Kristen Blackwell

Lonnie Stewart

Lori Barnes

Megan Haas

Ronald Naumann

Sarah Rountree Schlessinger*

Steve Walthour

Victoria Messer Whitehead

Zach Holland