Dorsett Resigns as Secretary of Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District; District Solicits Interest in Filling Precinct 3 Vacancy
For Immediate Release: Monday, July 12, 2021
For more information, contact: David Marino, Communications & Outreach Manager at (512) 282-8441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Secretary Blake Dorsett submitted his resignation from the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District in June. Mr. Dorsett made the decision based on personal commitments and personal priorities. His resignation is effective immediately. Mr. Dorsett has served as Precinct 3 Director since November of 2012 and brought a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to the board. Mr. Dorsettt is a certified Class C Groundwater Treatment Operator and has been running, maintaining, and upgrading water systems in Texas for 20 years. The Board of Directors and District staff are thankful for Mr. Dorsett’s hard work and service to the community. He will be missed.
The Board of Directors voted to seek candidates to serve as an interim Director for Precinct 3 for the unexpired term until the general election in November 2022. Precinct 3 includes service areas for Creedmoor Water Supply, Goforth Special Utility District, and Monarch Utilities. A map of Precinct 3 is available on the District’s website at www.bseacd.org/publications/maps. To be considered, potential candidates must submit a letter of interest with a summary of qualifications to the District. Please address your letter to:
Attn: General Manager
1124 Regal Row
Austin, TX 78748
Prospective Directors must be willing and able to make the time commitment required to participate effectively in Board functions as a public servant and must have a voting residency within Precinct 3. If the Board chooses to fill the vacancy, the other four Board members will evaluate candidates for this position and appoint the one that best meets the needs of the precinct and the District to serve out the remaining term of the former Director. District Directors, as public officials, are instrumental in setting and enforcing policy that effectively protects, conserves, and manages groundwater resources within the District and are paid an honorarium for their service, on the basis of the number of meetings of various types.
BSEACD is a groundwater conservation district charged by the Texas Legislature to preserve, conserve, and protect the aquifers and groundwater resources within its jurisdiction, which includes parts of three Central Texas counties. It is governed by a Board of five elected directors and staffed with hydrogeologists, groundwater regulatory compliance specialists, environmental educators, geospatial systems specialists, and administrative support personnel.