President – Dirk Aaron
Dirk Aaron has been the General Manager of the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District since 2011. Prior to becoming the district General Manager, Dirk worked as a County Extension Agent for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service for over 30 years. He served in multiple counties across Texas in the areas of production agriculture and irrigation efficiency, beef cattle production, swine production, and horticulture and economic development. During his first 20 years of employment, he worked directly with the agricultural industry in the Texas High Plains to implement irrigation efficiency with new technology and also worked directly with the groundwater management teams to implement those technologies. Dirk was recognized with the Agency’s Superior Service Award three times during his career. Dirk received his Bachelor Degree from Texas A&M University in 1981 and completed his Master of Science Degree in 1991 from Texas Tech University. He has been married for 33 years to Cindy and has two sons.
Amber began her work with Sandy Land UWCD (SLUWCD) in 2007 as the office secretary. She quickly advanced to oversee well permitting and water quality services for the District. While continuing to act in that capacity, she served as Education & Outreach Coordinator for the multi-groundwater district education cooperative before being named SLUWCD District Manager in 2015. Amber serves as the District’s representative to several affiliations which include, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, Groundwater Management Area 2, and Texas Water Conservation Association. Amber grew up south of Dallas, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, but now calls West Texas home. Amber is married to Tanner and the mother to three boys- Helee, Cross & Krew. Her family resides in Yoakum County, where they own and operate their family business, raising show pigs and cattle on their property west of Plains.
Secretary Pro Tem – Greg Sengelmann
Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District
Mr. Sengelmann graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. degree (1982) in geology. He is a licensed Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas (No 1762). He has over 24 years of experience conducting environmental assessments and remediation projects for various environmental consulting companies and the Texas Department of Transportation. He is currently the General Manager of the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District (2008- present). Mr. Sengelmann is a member of the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts and a member (water district interest) of the South Central Regional Water Planning Group (Region L).
Lonnie Stewart is a long-time member of TAGD and is the manager of four groundwater conservation districts.