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LCRA Accepting Applications for Regional Councils
Volunteers provide feedback, share information about LCRA with local communities
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014

LCRA is accepting applications through August for membership on its four Regional Councils, groups of volunteers who provide an important link between LCRA and the communities it serves.

Regional Council members meet several 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.

“The Regional Councils help LCRA identify regional and local issues, and the members share information about LCRA in their communities,” said Bill Lauderback, LCRA executive vice president for Public Affairs. “We appreciate all the time and energy members devote to the Regional Councils, and we encourage anyone interested in becoming a member to apply.”

The Regional Councils include the following LCRA service areas:

- Upper Basin: Bandera, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, 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.

- 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 includes 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 are available at LCRA.org/regionalcouncils or http://bit.ly/lcrarcap. The deadline for submitting an application is Aug. 31.

For more information, or to submit an application via phone instead of online, contact James Wells at 800-776-5272, Ext. 3265.

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