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. Click here to read our newsletter feature article about the 2021-2023 Executive Committee.

  • President – Amber Blount – Ogallala
  • Vice-President – Currently vacant after Drew Satterwhite’s departure, will be elected in January 2023
  • Treasurer – David Bailey – Upper Carrizo
  • Secretary – Bobby Bazan – Upper Carrizo
  • Parliamentarian – Andy Garza – Lower Gulf Coast
  • Past-President – Zach Holland – Upper Gulf Coast
  • Janet Adams – Far West Texas
  • Ron Fieseler – Lower Edwards Trinity
  • Diana Thomas – Upper Edwards Trinity
  • Kelley Cochran – Edwards Carrizo
  • Doug Shaw – North Texas

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.

  • Amber Blount
  • Zach Holland
  • Dirk Aaron

 

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. Italics indicate a non-voting associate member.

  • Chair: Andy Garza
  • Janet Adams
  • Gary Ashmore
  • Bobby Bazan
  • Amber Blount
  • Zach Holland
  • Kathy Turner Jones
  • Natasha Martin
  • Michael Redman
  • Lonnie Stewart

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.

  • Chair: David Bailey
  • Amber Blount (non-voting)
  • Janet Guthrie
  • Neil Hudgins
  • Russell Labus

 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. Italics indicate a non-voting associate member.

  • Chair: Bobby Bazan
  • Meredith Allen
  • Lori Barnes
  • Bonnie Brotherton
  • Alan Day
  • Carrie Dodson
  • Charles Dunning
  • Aspen Edgar
  • Corrina Fox
  • Jill Garcia
  • Mike Gershon
  • Zach Holland
  • Stephanie Keith
  • Megan Lamb
  • David Marino
  • Samantha Reiter
  • Natalie Robinson
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Kirk Welch

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. If a district has more than one individual serving on the committee, only one member will get a vote. Italics indicate a non-voting associate member.

  • Chair: Vacant, will be elected in January 2023
  • Dirk Aaron
  • Janet Adams
  • Meredith Allen
  • Gary Ashmore
  • David Bailey
  • Lori Barnes
  • Kendall Bell-Enders
  • Amber Blount
  • Leon Braden
  • Britney Britten
  • Kelley Cochran
  • Jason Coleman
  • Alan Day
  • Carrie Dodson
  • Bill Dugat
  • Ty Edwards
  • Greg Ellis
  • Vanessa Escobar
  • Kristen Fancher
  • Charlie Flatten
  • Marc Friberg
  • Jill Garcia
  • Andy Garza
  • Jorge Gonzalez
  • Janet Guthrie
  • Jacob Hernandez
  • Genell Hobbs
  • Zach Holland
  • Robert Howard
  • Monica Jacobs
  • Kathy Turner Jones
  • Russell Labus
  • Megan Lamb
  • Brian Leiker
  • Amanda Maloukis
  • John Martin
  • Natasha Martin
  • Ashley Masters
  • Mike McGuire
  • Monique Norman
  • Louie Pena
  • Joel Pigg
  • Vanessa Puig-Williams
  • Michael Redman
  • Stacey Reese
  • Samantha Reiter
  • John Paul Schuster
  • Doug Shaw
  • Brian Sledge
  • Shauna Sledge
  • Lynn Smith
  • Lonnie Stewart
  • Diana Thomas
  • Laura Thomas
  • Robert Thornton
  • Micah Voulgaris
  • Steve Walthour
  • JJ Weatherby
  • Gary Westbrook
  • Slate Williams

 

Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee assists TAGD and its partners in planning, organizing, and producing our annual Texas Groundwater Summit. Italics indicate a non-voting associate member.

  • Chair: Leah Martinsson
  • Dirk Aaron
  • Meredith Allen
  • Lori Barnes
  • Bobby Bazan
  • Kristen Blackwell
  • Amber Blount
  • Britney Britten
  • Alan Day
  • Greg Ellis
  • Ty Embrey
  • Janet Guthrie
  • Zach Holland
  • Vanessa Puig-Williams
  • Lynn Smith

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. Italics indicate a non-voting associate member.

  • Chair: David Van Dresar
  • Dirk Aaron
  • David Bailey
  • Kendall Bell-Enders
  • Marc Friberg
  • Janet Guthrie
  • Zach Holland
  • Amanda Maloukis
  • Michael Redman
  • Lynn Smith
  • Odell Ward