The regional plan for the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Area is being revised and updated by a 20-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.

Dr. Melanie Barnes 2019 Public Lubbock, TX
Vacant 2017 Agriculture
Jack Campsey 2017 Groundwater Management Area # 6 Quanah, TX
Jason Coleman, P. E. 2017 Underground Water Conservation Districts Ropesville, TX
Delmon Ellison Jr. 2019 Agriculture Seagraves, TX
Harvey Everheart 2017 Underground Water Conservation Districts Lamesa, TX
Vacant 2019 Industry (previously Oil & Gas)
Shane McMinn 2019 Electrical Generation Floydada, TX
Ronnie Hopper 2017 Groundwater Management Area # 2 Petersburg, TX
Doug Hutcheson 2019 Water Utilities Wolfforth, TX
Mark Kirkpatrick 2017 Agriculture Post, TX
Jeff Sammon 2017 River Authorities Waco, TX
Don McElroy 2017 Small Business Muleshoe, TX
Charles (Charlie) Morris 2017 County Governments Spur, TX
Dr. Ken Rainwater 2017 Public Lubbock, TX
Kent Satterwhite 2017 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 2017 Environment Hereford, TX
John Taylor 2019 Municipalities (Small) Less than 10,000 Friona, TX
Jimmy Wedel 2019 Agriculture Lubbock, TX
Ben Weinheimer, Sr. PE 2017 Agriculture Amarillo,TX
Shane Jones 2017 Municipal Water Supply District Spur, TX
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