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 – Zach Holland – Upper Gulf Coast

Vice-President – Amber Blount- Ogallala

Treasurer – David Bailey – Upper Carrizo

Secretary – Greg Sengelmann – Edwards Carrizo

Parliamentarian – Andy Garza – Lower Gulf Coast

Past-President – Dirk Aaron – North Texas

Janet Adams – Far West Texas

Ron Fieseler – Lower Edwards Trinity

Diana Thomas – Upper Edwards Trinity

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

Zach Holland

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

Andy Garza*

Zach Holland

Kathy Turner Jones

Lonnie Stewart

Steven Walthour

CE 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.

Amber Blount

Janet Guthrie

Zach Holland*

Neil Hudgins

Russell Labus

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.

Charles Dunning

Ty Edwards

Andy Garza

Janet Guthrie

Zach Holland

Lynn Smith

David Van Dresar*

Information & Education

The Information & 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.

Dirk Aaron

Meredith Allen

Lori Barnes

Michelle Cooper

Alan Day

Carrie Dodson

Katherine Drury

Jill Garcia

Janet Guthrie

Megan Haas

Zach Holland

Natalie Jensen

Kathy Turner Jones

Stephanie Keith

Sinclaire Newby

Vanessa Puig-Williams

Greg Sengelmann*

Jennifer Smith

Kirk Welch

Victoria Whitehead

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

Meredith Allen

David Bailey

Lori Barnes

Bobby Bazan

Amber Blount*

Leon Braden

Jon Cartwright

Jason Coleman

Joe B. Cooper

Alan M. Day

Carrie Dodson

Ty Edwards

Gregory M. Ellis

Vanessa Escobar

Andy Garza

Janet Guthrie

Lindy Harris

Scott Holland

Zach Holland

Kathy Turner Jones

John Martin

Mike McGuire

Monique Norman

Vanessa Puig-Williams

Kyle Russell

Greg Sengelmann

Doug Shaw

Brian Sledge

Shauna Sledge

Lynn Smith

Lonnie Stewart

Diana Thomas

Steven Walthour

Kirk Welch

Victoria Whitehead

CE Williams

Conference Planning Committee

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

Dirk Aaron

Meredith Allen

Lori Barnes

Bobby Bazan

Amber Blount

Jason Coleman

Alan M. Day

Gregory M. Ellis

Zach Holland

Leah Martinsson*

Lonnie C. Stewart

Kirk Welch

Victoria Whitehead

*signifies committee chair