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
Vacant 2017 Agricultural
Jack Campsey 2017 Groundwater Management Areas # 6 Quanah, TX
Jason Coleman, P. E. 2018 Municipal Water Supply Districts Ropesville, TX
Delmon Ellison Jr. 2019 Agricultural Seagraves, TX
Vacant 2017 Municipal Water Supply Districts
Vacant 2019 Industry (previously Oil & Gas)
Shane McMinn, P.E. 2019 Electric Generating Utilities Amarillo, TX
Ronnie Hopper 2017 Groundwater Management Areas # 2 Petersburg, TX
Doug Hutcheson 2019 Water Utilities Wolfforth, TX
Mark Kirkpatrick 2017 Agricultural Post, TX
Jeffrey (Jeff) Sammon 2017 River Authorities Waco, TX
Don McElroy 2017 Small Business Muleshoe, TX
Charles (Charlie) Morris 2017 Counties 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 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 2017 Agricultural Amarillo,TX
Shane Jones 2021 Municipal Water Supply Districts Spur, TX
Dr. Christopher (Chris) Grotegut, DVM  2021  Agricultural  Hereford, TX
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