GOVERNOR ABBOTT APPOINTS LATTIMORE, LOCAL RESIDENT, TO BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS; TO BE SWORN IN WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, AT 11 A.M. AT PALO PINTO COURTHOUSE
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed James (Jim) P. Lattimore, Jr., to the Brazos River Authority (BRA) Board of Directors for a term to expire February 1, 2019. The BRA exists to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River basin. Created by the Texas Legislature in 1929, the BRA was the first state agency in the United States established specifically for the purpose of developing and managing the water resources of an entire river basin. The BRA develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs.
The governing body of the BRA, the Board of Directors, consists of 21 members from across the State of Texas who are appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Texas Senate. Lattimore will be sworn in by the Hon. David Nicklas, County Judge of Palo Pinto, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 11:00 a.m. at the Palo Pinto County Courthouse.
“I look forward to the opportunity to represent the interests of not only the people of Texas but those of Possum Kingdom in the policy making decisions of this body,” said Lattimore. “I am committed to working with the BRA to ensure a continued balance between the appropriate use and conservation of our precious natural resources.”
Jim Lattimore of Graford is owner of The Lattimore Company and is a member of numerous professional, church and civic organizations. Additionally, he is a former Director and immediate past President of the Possum Kingdom Lake Association. Lattimore received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.