About AWBD

The Association of Water Board Directors – Texas was formed in the early 1970’s to promote unity and education among the various water districts in Texas. We are an advocacy group for utility districts.The Association has more than 900 members. The membership is made up of different types of districts; MUD’s (Municipal Utility Districts), PUD’s (Public Utility Districts), SUD’s (Special Utility Districts), UD’s (Utility Districts), and WCID’s (Water Control & Improvement Districts), etc. Each of these districts is governed by at least a 5-member board of directors, who live or own property in the district that they govern. Levee Improvement Districts (LID’s) are also part of our membership. Our directors are grass root public officials. Consultants to our industry also may join. Many of these firms or departments of firms that handle the day-to-day operations of districts are already members of AWBD. This group is made up of attorneys, developers, bookkeepers, engineers, operators, financial advisors, auditors, etc.AWBD maintains a close relationship with all governmental agencies that impact districts’ operations. Our committees monitor the activities of and submit information to the Texas Legislature, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the EPA. Through conferences, AWBD gives our membership the opportunity to stay abreast with the latest technology, laws and rules that will affect their daily operations. AWBD members, their employees enjoy all the benefits AWBD has to offer. We provide a forum to express their views and concerns and it is an opportunity to exchange ideas.


Mission

Dedicated to the betterment of Texas water district operation and management through education, unification, and advocacy.

Vision

The Association of Water Board Directors is the industry expert and source of education in Texas.

Board of Trustees

AWBD Board of Trustees consists of 11 elected trustees including the current President, Immediate Past President, Executive Vice President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

In addition, there are currently four Regional Trustees for Central Texas, Gulf Coast, North Texas, and West Texas.

The governing body of the Association consists of candidates who have been active members for at least two of the last three years.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council members are appointed by the Board of Trustees to provide counsel and advice to the Board as may be requested and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board (Bylaws, Article V.C.)
There is no limit to the length of service for the members of the Advisory Council. However, appointments are reevaluated annually.

Committees

AWBD Committees exist to focus on narrower, specialized, and limited operational functions of AWBD. There are currently 5 committees: Government Affairs, Programs & Education, Nominating, Strategic Planning, and Membership. Under these committees are an additional 16 subcommittees dedicated to ensuring the continued success of our organization.
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Staff

AWBD’s staff work at Association headquarters in Houston, TX. Staff members support Association members and AWBD’s dedicated mission to the betterment of Texas water district operation and management.

History

AWBD was formed in 1975 in response to the growth of utility districts in Texas.
Utility districts have proven to be essential to the economic growth and strength of Texas. Without utility districts and the basic water service they provide, Texas would not have enjoyed successful suburban growth, new communities for families and the boost to business that sprang up around these new communities outside traditional city limits.
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