President – Zach Holland
Bluebonnet Groundwater Conservation District
Zach Holland is the General Manager for the Bluebonnet Groundwater Conservation District, serving Austin, Grimes, Walker, & Waller Counties. Zach is originally from Mertzon, Texas and grew up with firsthand knowledge of groundwater management from his Dad, Scott, who serves Irion County Water Conservation District and Sterling County Underground Water Conservation District. Zach’s love of groundwater led him to Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science (2008) and then a Masters of Water Management & Hydrological Sciences (2010). His graduate research focused on a Carrizo-Wilcox Study ordered by Senator Ogden and highlighted the benefits and good works of groundwater conservation districts. Through that project, Zach was able to reach out to many districts and gain a greater understanding of groundwater management of a completely different aquifer and area of the state than his upbringing. Zach has served the Bluebonnet GCD in varying capacities since October 2009.
Vice President – Amber Blount
Sandy Land Underground Water Conservation District
Amber began her work with Sandy Land Underground Water Conservation District (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.
Treasurer – David Bailey
Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District
David Bailey currently serves as the General Manager for the Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District serving Madison, Leon and Freestone counties and has held that position since 2010. Mr. Bailey is a lifelong resident of Madison County and graduated from Madisonville High School in 1978. After receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Sam Houston State University in 1982, he began working in various positions with the Madison County Appraisal District until 1998. He then worked for 11 years at the Walker County Appraisal District until accepting employment with Mid-East Texas GCD in 2009. As part of his duties as General Manager, Mr. Bailey serves the District as the voting member for Groundwater Management Area 12 and as the GMA 12 representative on both the Region C and Region H Water Planning Groups. He has also served on the Budget and Finance Committee for TAGD.
Secretary – Greg Sengelmann
Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District
Greg 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).
Parliamentarian – Andy Garza
Kenedy County Groundwater Conservation District
Andy Garza has been the General Manager of Kenedy County Groundwater Conservation District since May of 2011, after retiring from the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board. He holds BS and MS degrees from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, TX. Andy has been married for 41 years and has two daughters and three grandchildren.