LCRA Accepting Applications for Regional Councils Volunteers provide feedback, share information about LCRA with local communities Applications are being accepted for membership on LCRA’s Regional Councils, a group of volunteers who provide an important communications link between LCRA and communities throughout the Colorado River basin.
Regional Council members meet at least six times a year to discuss regional topics involving LCRA services in their communities. Members pass along information from council meetings to their local communities to provide a clear, accurate understanding of issues related to LCRA. “Members of the Regional Councils help share information about LCRA activities, and at the same time give us insight into issues that arise in their own communities,” LCRA General Manager Becky Motal said. “We appreciate everyone who volunteers for the councils and encourage anyone with an interest to submit an application.”
LCRA created the Regional Councils in 2009. This year, LCRA is updating the councils to take a broader, more regional approach.
The Regional Councils include the following LCRA service areas:• Upper Basin: Bandera, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Mills and San Saba counties;
• Central Basin: Blanco, Burnet, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties;
• Mid-Basin: Bastrop, Caldwell, Comal, Dewitt, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lavaca and Lee counties; and
• Lower Basin: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Matagorda, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties.
Members serve two- or four-year terms and must agree to attend at least six meetings a year. Each council will include up to 30 members.
LCRA strives to appoint members who represent diverse interests, including property ownership, community leadership, recreation, the environment and agriculture. The LCRA Board of Directors will appoint members to the Regional Councils in late fall.
Applications for the councils are online at LCRA.org. The deadline for submitting an application is Aug. 31. For more information, or to submit an application via phone instead of online, contact Heather Richardson at (800) 776-5272, ext. 3290.