Panel of 9 guides H2O policy

August 28, 2016 - Essential Water

Experience, imagination are given to city

By Rashda Khan,

The San Angelo Water Advisory Board advises City Council and city staff on water-related matters. Much of a board’s concentration is on securing San Angelo’s destiny H2O supply, elucidate existent infrastructure woes, and identifying income opportunities to grow a H2O fund.

All of this rests on a shoulders of 9 members — 7 voting and dual nonvoting — who are not compensated for portion on a board.

Board members, allocated by a San Angelo City Council, offer two-year terms. There are no boundary to how many terms an particular can serve, though use can be consummated by legislature during anytime.

A quorum of during slightest 4 voting members is compulsory to control house meetings.

Here is who they are.

Voting Members

Mike Boyd: Chairman of a Water Advisory Board, Boyd also is boss and arch executive officer of a First Financial Bank in San Angelo.

Boyd’s story of open use in San Angelo includes Chairman of a Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of Rio Concho Inc.; President of a National Guard Association of Texas; President of San Angelo Industries; Chairman of Baptist Memorial Board; Chairman of West Texas Rehabilitation Center Board; and Chairman of Southland Baptist Finance Committee and Personnel Committee.

He is a late colonel of a Texas Army National Guard and was concerned in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Ben Wiese: President of Concho Rural Water Corp. — that provides open H2O to a farming areas of Tom Green County from Water Valley to Christoval — Wiese serves as a clamp authority of a Water Advisory Board. Wiese and CRWC, that his family started in 1983, also work Red Creek Municipal Utility District, Carlsbad Fresh Water District, and Tom Green County Fresh Water District No. 3 and dual secretly owned H2O systems.

He graduated from Angelo State University with a grade in Business Administration and binds a Class C Groundwater Treatment Operator Licenses and a Customer Service Inspector License, both released by a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He is a member of a Fort Concho Water Utilities Association, portion dual terms as boss and is now a treasurer.

“Without [water], we wouldn’t be here,” Wiese said. “This is because it is so critical to devise for a future. Decisions that are done now could have outrageous impacts on a H2O reserve for stream generations and many generations to come.”

Kendall Hirschfeld: Born and lifted in San Angelo, Hirschfeld is a co-owner and clamp boss of West Texas Fire and Industrial Supply. He has spent a infancy of his life in his family’s business, Hirschfeld Steel.

He served 3 years on a San Angelo City Council, representing Single Member District 5. In his bid for mayor in 2013 and a SMD 5 chair in 2010, Hirschfeld done San Angelo’s H2O supply and infrastructure needs partial of his platform. While portion on council, he upheld finishing a Hickory Aquifer project, including a strange good margin expansion. He was also concerned in a citizen-based, water-efficiency movement organisation focused on compelling charge efforts.

Hirschfeld believes H2O is San Angelo’s singular many critical issue.

“Water allows a village to thrive,” he said. “Water is mercantile viability and mercantile development, for San Angelo and a surrounding communities.”

Jonathan Jennings: A connoisseur of California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science grade in Meteorology, Jennings is a state-licensed meteorologist who works for a West Texas Weather Modification Association in San Angelo.

He runs continue alteration operations to assistance raise flood in convective thunderstorms while also suppressing hail. He also heads a supervision family for a WTWMA and understands a politics concerned with H2O issues.

As a writer of water, Jennings is informed with H2O issues in Texas and has grown a passion for all things H2O related.

Stephen C Floyd: Tom Green County Judge Steve Floyd is a lifelong proprietor of a county. In 1975, he assimilated his father in a family business of residential expansion and construction. Floyd is still active in a business currently with a third era of Floyd men.

While a county is not in a “water business” and owns no H2O rights or infrastructure, it served as a representative for several puncture grants from a Texas Department of Agriculture for support of a H2O districts and farming CNN (TCEQ certificate of need and necessity) suppliers, he said.

“My goals enclosed combining a county far-reaching viewpoint of H2O issues,” he said. “Water is used by everybody we know.”

Chuck Brown: As a executive of operations of a Upper Colorado River Authority, Brown’s responsibilities embody margin monitoring and censure investigations, H2O peculiarity database management, Clean Rivers Program bound monitoring, and all 319 NPS Storm H2O decrease devise monitoring. He also serves as devise manager for a Brady Creek Watershed Protection Plan project, Twin Buttes Basin Restoration Project and a city of San Angelo’s stormwater government program.

He has 30 years knowledge in margin and laboratory monitoring of H2O peculiarity information and ubiquitous hydrological activities as good as land and volumetric surveys.

Brown was formerly employed by a Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD) during a O.H. Ivie Reservoir as a biological technician and a water-quality specialist, and during SKG Engineering in San Angelo as a lab and environmental technician.

His village impasse includes portion as a clamp authority of a River Corridor Commission, and he is a stream house member for a West Texas Rehabilitation Center. He has worked in an advisory purpose to assistance rise a city of San Angelo’s stormwater government devise and is concerned in a San Angelo Independent School District’s Texas Research Institute for Young Scholars program, mentoring students in environmental projects as good as a coach for a Aqua Squad group.

He became meddlesome in H2O as a child. “My family owned a square of land on a Colorado River nearby O.H. Ivie. As a child, we was a stream rodent and was always intrigued by a riparian ecosystem. we spent as most time on a stream as humanly possible,” Brown said, adding that his dad, Stephen Brown, a former San Angelo city manager, took him along “after large rains [to] consider a rivers and creeks that feed a internal reservoirs.”

Roland Pena: The city of San Angelo Development Corp. director, Pena coordinates efforts between a city and internal business entities to conduct growth. The West Texas local has a extensive and different resume, including portion as open affairs dilettante for a Lower Colorado River Authority and operative for West Texas Utilities and American Electric Power in mixed capacities.

He has also served as authority of Georgetown’s Planning and Zoning Commission, as a house member of a Kerrville Economic Development Foundation and as a city parks and distraction commissioner in Kerrville.

Nonvoting Members

Stan Meador: The Texas module and business expansion manager for The Earth Partners (TEP), Meador has 20 years of knowledge in land and healthy apparatus charge and business operations, including pivotal care positions in building TEP’s landowner overdo plan endeavoring to emanate private markets in support of large-scale charge efforts.

He is concerned in a government of his family’s fifth-generation plantation nearby Eldorado and is a owners and owners of X Bar Ranch Nature Retreat, a inlet and ecotourism enterprise. Through this and his other work, Stan has grown a passion for anticipating artistic opportunities for tolerable land use as good as market-based solutions for improving operative lands.

Meador is a member of a San Angelo Chamber of Commerce house and a member of a Hill Country Alliance Advisory Board.

He considers H2O essential. “It is essential for healthy ecosystem function, for life itself, for prosperity,” Meador said. “Few, if any, other factors will change a growth, expansion and peculiarity of life in a city like H2O or H2O nonesuch will over a entrance decades.”

Bill Riley: Director of Water Utilities for a city of San Angelo, before fasten a city in Dec 2014 Rileywas with a consulting organisation of Water Resources Management LLC, aiding metropolitan utilities rise strategies to residence a extended spectrum of operational, management, financial, mercantile and water-resource challenges.

From 2000-02, Riley managed a H2O and wastewater consulting use of Reed, Stowe Yanke, providing financial, government and operations superintendence to open zone clients. He has been concerned in a H2O application attention for some-more than 30 years, commencement his career during a city of College Station where he worked for 17 years, a final 10 as a manager of H2O and wastewater utilities.

“As we became some-more wakeful of a business and a bulk of issues surrounding H2O smoothness and H2O supply, it became a passion, and roughly an mania to find solutions to challenges,” Riley said. “Water is a life blood of a mercantile and sociological viability of a community.”

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