The regional plan for the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Area is being revised and updated by a 22-member volunteer group representing water use categories within the region. This group was appointed by the Texas Water Development Board from nominations by area citizens. The regional planning group voting membership is currently limited to 25 persons.

There are five non-voting members, including the Texas Water Development Board project manager, the regional water planning group’s technical consultant, and representatives from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, as required by TWDB regional water planning rules.

Members of the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Group’s Executive Committee are: Chairman Aubrey A. Spear, Vice-Chairman Mark Kirkpatrick, and Secretary-Treasurer Doug Hutcheson.

MEMBERS TERM INTEREST CATEGORY CITY
Dr. Melanie Barnes 2019 Public Lubbock, TX
Dr. Chris Grotegut, DVM 2021 Agricultural Hereford, TX
Jack Campsey 2022 Groundwater Management Areas # 6 Quanah, TX
Jason Coleman, P. E. 2018 Municipal Water Supply Districts Ropesville, TX
Delmon Ellison Jr. 2019 Agricultural Seagraves, TX
Jeffrey Snyder 2021 Municipalities (Medium) 10-30,000 Plainview, TX
Joey Hardin 2022 Industries Lubbock, TX
Shane McMinn, P.E. 2019 Electric Generating Utilities Amarillo, TX
Ronnie Hopper 2022 Groundwater Management Areas # 2 Petersburg, TX
Doug Hutcheson 2019 Water Utilities Wolfforth, TX
Mark Kirkpatrick 2022 Agricultural Post, TX
Jeffrey (Jeff) Sammon 2022 River Authorities Waco, TX
Don McElroy 2022 Small Business Muleshoe, TX
Charles (Charlie) Morris 2022 Counties Spur, TX
Dr. Ken Rainwater 2022 Public Lubbock, TX
Kent Satterwhite 2022 Municipal Water Supply Districts Sanford, TX
Tom Simons 2019 Municipalities (Medium) 10-30,000 Hereford, TX
Aubrey A. Spear P.E. 2019 Municipalities (Large) 30,000 or more Lubbock, TX
Jim Steiert 2022 Environmental Hereford, TX
John Taylor 2019 Municipalities (Small) Less than 10,000 Friona, TX
Jimmy Wedel 2019 Agricultural Lubbock, TX
Benjamin (Ben) Weinheimer, Sr. PE 2022 Agricultural Amarillo,TX
Shane Jones 2021 Municipal Water Supply Districts Spur, TX
VACANT  2017  previously Municipal Water Supply Districts
Harry DeWit  2021  Agricultural Friona, TX
NON-VOTING MEMBERS REPRESENTING CITY
Sarah Backhouse TWDB Project Manager Austin, TX
John Clayton Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) representative Waco, TX
Paula Jo Lemonds, PE, PG Technical Consultant – HDR Austin, TX
Jason Lindeman Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) representative Lubbock, TX
Matt Williams Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) representative Lubbock, TX