Board of Directors

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The EAA is governed by a 17-member board of directors representing the interests of constituents from across the Edwards Aquifer region. Fifteen directors serve as voting members of the board, elected from single-member districts to four-year terms. Two non-voting directors are appointed to four-year terms—one by the South Central Texas Water Advisory Committee (SCTWAC) and another by the commissioners courts of Medina and Uvalde counties on a rotating basis. The EAA, a member of the Texas Water Development Board Region L Planning Group, also collaborates with other groundwater districts and related stakeholder groups.

The internal affairs of the board are governed by a set of adopted Bylaws

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Luana Buckner
Medina / Atascosa Counties - District 13

Susan Hughes
Vice Chairman
Bexar County - District 6

Ron Ellis
Bexar County - District 5

Enrique Valdivia
Bexar County - District 7


Carol Patterson
Bexar County - District 1

Byron Miller
Bexar County - District 2

Rebekah Bustamante
Bexar County - District 3

Benjamin Youngblood III
Bexar County - District 4

Craig Massouh
Comal County - District 8

Ronald J. Walton
Comal/Guadalupe Counties - District 9

Pat Stroka
Hays County - District 10

Amy Lea S.J.Akers
Hays & Caldwell Counties - District 11

Scott Yanta
Medina County - District 12

Don Laffere
Uvalde County - District 14

Rader Gilleland
Uvalde County - District 15

Gary Middleton
SCTWAC Appointed Director

Clark Ward
Medina/Uvalde Counties Appointed Director