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Board of Directors

Lavaca-Navidad River Authority is governed by a nine member Board of Directors, who must reside within LNRA's boundaries. Members of LNRA's Board of Directors are appointed by the Governor of Texas and confirmed by the Senate.  Board members serve six-year terms ending May 1st.  The terms are staggered so that three members are reappointed or replaced each odd-numbered year.  The LNRA Board holds 12 regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year and is authorized to call special meetings as required.
 

Ronald Kubecka, President

Mr. Kubecka of the Deutschburg Community is the owner and operator of R.E.K. Farms, Rangeland Seed & Hay, and Rangeland Services. He currently serves on the Executive Committee as President.  He was reappointed in 2015 with a term to expire on May 1, 2021.

Jerry Adelman, Vice-President

Mr. Adelman of Palacios is retired from the agriculture industry and now serves as a community volunteer. He is past president and board member of the Jackson County Hospital District and member of the American Radio Relay League, Sheriff's Association of Texas, and American Legion. In addition, he is a volunteer with the Palacios Food Pantry and a member and Elder chair of the Carancahua Chapel. He currently serves on the Executive Committee as Vice-President and is a member of the Scholarship Committee and the Recreation, Fish & Wildlife Committee.  He was reappointed in 2018 with a term to expire on May 1, 2023.

Terri Parker, Secretary/Treasurer

Mrs. Parker of Ganado is the General Manager for La Ward Telephone Exchange, Inc.  She currently serves on the Executive Committee as Secretary/Treasurer, and serves as a member of the Administrative Committee and Community Development Partnership Committee.  Parker is also a member of the Jackson County 100 Club, and former board member of the Jackson County Fair Association.  She was reappointed in 2018 with a term to expire on May 1, 2023.

Lee Kucera

Mr. Lee Kucera of Edna is the vice president for lending at New First National Bank. He is a member of the Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Independent Cattleman's Association, and the Jackson County Go-Texan Committee and secretary/treasurer of Jackson County Farm Bureau. Additionally, he is president of Jackson County Rotary Club, director of Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Kucera received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics from Texas A&M University. He was appointed in 2019 with a term to expire on May 1, 2023.





Sandra (Sandy) Johs

Sandy Johs  of LaWard is retired co-owner of Johs Welding and Machine.  Mrs. Johs is a Jackson County Appraisal Review Board member.  She currently serves as Chair on the Recreation, Fish & Wildlife Committee and is a member of the Community Development Partnership Committee.  She is also a youth leader and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Lolita and a volunteer for the Deutschburg Community Club.   She was appointed in 2015 with a term to expire on May 1, 2021.

Leonard Steffek

Mr. Steffek of Edna is a Measurement Supervisor for Energy Transfer. He currently serves as a Chair of the Land & Water Resources Planning Committee and member of the Reservoir Operations & Utilities Committee. Steffek was reappointed in 2019 with a term to expire on May 1, 2025.

Callaway Aimone

Mr. Callaway Aimone Edna is an attorney board certified in oil and gas law at Aimone Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and their oil and gas section and real estate, probate & trusts section. Additionally, he is a member and firefighter for Vanderbilt Volunteer Fire Department and recently served as president of the Edna Rotary Club, and co-chaired Jackson County’s Inaugural National Night Out. Aimone received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He was appointed in 2019 with a term to expire on May 1, 2025.

Charles Taylor

Mr. Taylor of Cape Carancahua is retired.  He currently serves as Chair of the Administrative Committee and is a member of the Reservoir Operations & Utilities Committee and Community Development Partnership Committee. Taylor was reappointed in 2019 with a term to expire on May 1, 2025.

Jennifer Powell Storz

Mrs. Jennifer Powell Storz of Edna.  She volunteers with the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.  Additionally, she is a former member of the Professional Convention Management Association, Downtown Houston Association, and Meeting Professionals International.  Storz received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Hospitality Management from the University of Houston.

Storz is replacing Scott Sachtleben, who resigned earlier this year, with a term to expire on May 1, 2021.

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