The regional plan for the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Area is being revised and updated by a volunteer group of members representing water use categories within the region. The regional planning group voting membership is currently limited to 25 persons. This group was appointed by the Texas Water Development Board from nominations by area citizens. There are 6 non-voting members, including the Texas Water Development Board project manager, representatives from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and a Designated Liaison from adjacent RWPG (Region G), and the regional water planning group’s technical consultant, 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, PE.,  Vice-Chairman Mark Kirkpatrick, and Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Ken Rainwater.


Melanie Barnes, Ph. D. 2025 Public Lubbock, TX
Jason Coleman, PE 2024 Water Districts Lubbock, TX
Harry DeWit 2021 Agricultural Friona, TX
Carrie Dodson 2022 Groundwater Management Areas (#6) Quanah, TX
Dr. Chris Grotegut, DVM 2021 Agricultural Hereford, TX
Joey Hardin 2022 Industries Lubbock, TX
Ronnie Hopper 2022 Groundwater Management Areas (#2) Petersburg, TX
Shane Jones 2021 Water Utilities Spur, TX
Mark Kirkpatrick 2022 Agricultural Post, TX
Don McElroy 2022 Small Businesses Muleshoe, TX
Alan Monroe 2025 Municipalities (small) less than 10,000 Friona, TX
Charlie Morris 2022 Counties Spur, TX
Ken Rainwater, Ph. D. 2022 Public Lubbock, TX
Jeff Sammon 2022 River Authorities Waco, TX
Kent Satterwhite, PE 2022 Water Utilities Sanford, TX
Jeffery Snyder 2021 Municipalities (medium) 10-30,000 Plainview, TX
Aubrey Spear, PE 2025 Municipalities (large) 30,000 or more Lubbock, TX
Jim Steiert 2022 Environmental Hereford, TX
Ben Weinheimer, Sr., PE 2022 Agricultural Amarillo, TX
Bret Yeary, PE 2025 Electric Generating Utilities Lubbock, TX
Lincoln Devault  2027 Agricultural Farwell, TX


Jean Devlin Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Project Manager Austin, TX
Heather Johnson Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Lubbock, TX
Jason Lindeman Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Lubbock, TX
Carol Faulkenberry Texas Department of Agriculture Canyon, TX
Rusty Ray Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Temple, TX
Vacant Region G Liaison to Region O Abilene, TX
Paula Jo Lemonds, PG, PE HDR Engineering, Inc. Austin, TX