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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.

Michelle Bubela

Mrs. Bubela of Edna is a realtor with Bubela & Associates, Inc. and designer and owner of Michelle's Flooring and Design.  She is a member of the Coastal Bend Association of Realtors, Victoria Association of Realtors, Association of Builders and Contractors, and Victoria Builders Association. In addition, she is an executive director and secretary of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture and member of the Jackson County Economic Development Corporation. Bubela attended Texas State University. She was appointed 2018 with a term to expire on May 1, 2023.

Glenn Martin

Mr. Martin of Edna is President of Miller Oilfield Repair, an oilfield sales company in Jackson County.  He currently serves as Chair on the Reservoir Operations & Utilities Committee and as a member of the Land & Water Resources Planning Committee.  He was reappointed in 2013 with a term to expire on May 1, 2019.

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.

Scott Sachtleben

Mr. Sachtleben of Ganado is a Landman for R.D. Davis & Associates and a self-employed rancher.  He currently serves as Chair of the Scholarship Committee and a member of the Administrative Committee. He was appointed in 2013 to fill John Cotten's unexpired term to expire on May 1, 2015.  Sachtleben was reappointed 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.   He was appointed in 2013 with a term to expire on May 1, 2019.

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.  He was appointed in 2013 with a term to expire on May 1, 2019.

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