Administration

EAHCP is a collaborative effort by the Edwards Aquifer Authority, the City of New Braunfels, the City of San Marcos, the City of San Antonio through SAWS, Texas State University, and Texas Parks and Wildlife

Stakeholder Committee

Upcoming Meetings
The next Stakeholder Committee meeting will be held on May 28th at 9:00 a.m. Meeting location TBD.

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Stakeholder Committee Members include:

Steve Raabe, San Antonio River Authority (Chair)
Representative of San Antonio River Authority Alternate: Julia Velez

Myron Hess, National Wildlife Federation (Vice Chair)
Representative of National Wildlife Federation
Alternate:Tyson Broad

Diane Wassenich, San Marcos River Foundation (Secretary)
Representative of Conservation Organization
Alternate: Annalisa Peace

Con Mims, Nueces River Authority 
Representative of Nueces River Authority
Alternate: Kirby Brown

Juan Guerra, Texas State University
Representative of Texas State University
Alternate: Andy Sansom

Carl Adkins, Texas BASS Federation Nation
Recreational Interest in Guadalupe River Basin Alternate: Tim Cook

Bruce Alexander, East Medina County SUD
Holder of initial regular permit issued by the EAA for retail public utility located west of Bexar county
Alternate: Bob Lee

Buck Benson, Alamo Cement/Pulman Law
Holder of the initial regular pemit issued by the EAA for industrial purposes
Alternate: Shanna Castro

Cary Betz, Texas Commision on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Representative of TCEQ Alternate: Kelly Mills

Roger Biggers, New Braunfels Utility
Representative of Retail Public Utility in whose service area the Comal Springs or San Marcos Springs is located

Jim Bower, City of Garden Ridge
Representative of Holder of an EAA initial regular permit issued to a small municipality (pop. under 50,000)

Doris Cooksey, CPS Energy
Representative of CPS
Alternate: Luisa Eclarinal

Rick Illgner, Edwards Aquifer Authority
Representative of Edwards Aquifer Authority
Alternate: Elizabeth Smith

Kelley Faulk, TX Dept of Agriculture
Representative of Tx Dept. of Agriculture

Patrick Shriver, San Antonio Water System
Representative of San Antonio Water System
Alternate: Steve Bereyso

Rader Gilleland, Gilleland Farms
Representative of Holder of an initial regular permit issued by the EAA for irrigation
Alternate: Adam Yablonski 

Renee Green, Bexar County
Representative of Bexar County
Alternate: Kerim Jacaman

Melani Howard, City of San Marcos
Representative of City of San Marcos
Alternate: Laurie Moyer

Jerry James, City of Victoria
Holder of a municipal surface water right in the Guadalupe River Basin
Alternate: James Dodson

Gena Leathers, DOW Chemical
Holder of an industrial surface water right in the Guadalupe River Basin

Cindy Loeffler, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
Representativge of TPWD
Alternate: Colette Baron

Gary Middleton, South Central Texas Water Advisory Committee (SCTWAC)
Representative of SCTWAC
Alternate: Bob Keith 

Steve Ramsey, City of New Braunfels
Representative of City of New Braunfels
Alternate: Zac Martin

Kirk Patterson, Regional Clean Air and Water
Edwards Aquifer Region municipal ratepayers/general public
Alternate: Carol Patterson

Ray Joy Pfannstiel, Guadalupe County Farm Bureau
Agricultural Producer from the Edwards Aquifer Region

Gary Spence, Guadalupe Basin Coalition
Representative of the Guadalupe River Basin Municipal Ratepayers/General Public

Todd Votteler, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA)
Reprsentative of GBRA
Alternate: Charlie Hickman

 

EAHCP Stakeholder Committee Program Operational Rules

 

 

Role of the Stakeholder Committee

The Stakeholder Committee will have the role in the AMP and the Program as described in this Subsection, as follows, and as may be specifically provided in other sections of this Agreement:

  1. At the request of the Program Manager or an individual Party, consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Program Manager, the individual Party, or the Implementing Committee on Routine Adaptive Management Decisions;
  2. Consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Implementing Committee on proposed Nonroutine Adaptive Management Decisions;
  3. Consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Implementing Committee on proposed Strategic Adaptive Management Decisions;
  4. Consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Program Manager or the Implementing Committee on the design of studies related to the Biological Goals or the Biological Objectives;
  5. Consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Program Manager or the Implementing Committee on any other matter at the request of the Program Manager or Implementing Committee; and
  6. Make appointments of members to the Science Committee

Meetings of the Stakeholder Committee

The Stakeholder Committee will meet twice each calendar year and at any other time upon the request of the Program Manager or of any two voting members of the Implementing Committee, or upon petition to the Program Manager by four members of the Stakeholder Committee. Meetings will be conducted at the official offices of the EAA or at another location agreed upon by the Stakeholder Committee. The Program Manager will provide reasonable advance notice of the meetings via email to each member of the Stakeholder Committee and will also post notice of any meeting on the EAA website. Meetings will generally be open to the public, but, with good cause, may be closed to the public at the request of the Program Manager or any two members of the Stakeholder Committee. Meetings of the Stakeholder Committee are not subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act, but the Committee and Program Manager will make reasonable efforts to provide notice of its meetings and conduct them open to the public as though they were subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Stakeholder Committee Voting

Each member of the Stakeholder Committee will have one vote until that member’s participation is resigned, or forfeited by absence, without an authorized alternate, from three consecutive meetings.

Procedures of the Stakeholder Committee

A quorum for any meeting of the Stakeholder Committee will be three-fourths of the total number of members. The Stakeholder Committee will operate on a consensus basis, to the maximum extent achievable. In the absence of consensus, an affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the entire membership will be required to approve any recommendation to the Program Manager or the Implementing Committee. The Stakeholder Committee will elect a chair person, along with any other officers, and adopt procedures to govern its activities.

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