PUBLIC NOTICE FOR EIGHT TERMS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER OF 2012
Notice is given that the North East Texas Regional Water Planning Group (NETRWPG) is accepting nominations for positions to serve as voting members. Due to the expiring terms of eight positions, appointments will be made for each of the eight terms. State law and the Bylaws of the NETRWPG require diversity in the membership of the NETRWPG. Section 16.053 of the Texas Water Code lists the required interest groups and the requirement that the regional planning groups maintain adequate representation from those interests. Due to existing overlap, eight members could be selected from any interest group. To preserve geographical diversity on a county level, selection for terms starting September of 2012, one member must come from the following counties: Bowie, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Smith, Upshur and Van Zandt. Due to existing overlap, one member could be selected from any county within the region. The effort to strive to achieve geographical diversity is found in Article V, Section 4 of the NETRWPG Bylaws. Terms are expiring for positions held by Shirley Shumake, Doug Wadley, Nancy Clements, Jim Eidson, Sharron Nabors, Bob Staton, Don Patterson and Darwin Douthit. In this selection process, NETRWPG will strive to achieve interest group, geographic, ethnic and gender diversity. To be eligible, a person must be qualified as set forth in the NETRWPG Bylaws. The conditions of membership are set forth in the NETRWPG Bylaws. This method for submission of nominations shall be to submit nominations to the principal administrative office of the NETRWPG. The mailing address for such office is Northeast Texas Municipal Water District, P O Box 955, Hughes Springs, Texas 75656. The physical address of such office is 4180 Farm Road 250, Hughes Springs, Texas 75656. The deadline for submission is June 25, 2012.