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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The District is governed by a 10-member board of directors — five from Milam County and five from Burleson County. Directors are appointed by the County Commissioner’s Courts to represent agriculture, municipalities, industry, and rural water. The fifth director from each county is an at large representative. The 10 Directors make up the eight committees that bring recommendations to the Board.

2019 BOD@4x

Ward Roddam, Board President
Milam County, Municipal (2020 – Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2025
Email: wroddam@posgcd.org

Ward Roddam has lived in Milam County for the majority of his life.  Growing up in Minerva, Texas, Ward and his wife of 32 years, Kathryne now live in Rockdale, Texas, where they raised their three daughters, Katie, Kassie and Kourtney. Ward graduated from Rockdale High School in 1982.  After attending Sam Houston State University, Ward graduated with an Associates Degree in Behavioral Science from Bastyr University. Ward worked 20 years for Alcoa Rockdale Operations in various roles as an hourly employee and in management positions.  Following the close of Alcoa Rockdale Operations, Ward has spent the last 12 years as a Health and Safety Manager in both the Oil and Gas Industry and the Industrial Services Industry.Ward has been an active member of the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department since June of 1989 and has served as Fire Chief for the City of Rockdale for the past 12 years.  Ward considers himself a dedicated public servant having also served on the Rockdale Volunteer EMS, as a director on the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, and Chairperson of the RISD New Schools Development Committee.

Jaw Wilder
Jay Wilder, Board Secretary
Burleson County, Agriculture (2004 – Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2025
Email: jwilder@posgcd.org

Jay Wilder graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Animal Science. He is a graduate of Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership Program, is the president of the Texas Grain Sorghum Association and was President of the Tri-County committee with Texas Agri Life. He is a 4th-generation farmer and he and his wife, Molly, reside on his farm in the Brazos River Bottom near Snook where he has a cow/calf operation, and raises purebred Limousine.

Tommy Tietjen

Tommy Tietjen, Director
Burleson County, Municipal (2012 – Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2023
Email: ttietjen@posgcd.org

Tommy Tietjen lives in Burleson county on a ranch land that has been in his family since the early 50s where he runs a cow calve and stocker operation. He serves on the Burleson County FSA Board, is a Go Texan Volunteer and is a sponsor member for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He is the past Brazos Valley Chapter Chair of the Elk Foundation and a member of the SW Cattle Raisers Association. Tommy has served on the Post Oak Board since 2012. Tommy believes our natural resources are very important so we can pass on our land to future generations in as good a condition as he received from my parents.

Steve Wise

Steven Wise. Director
Milam County, At Large (2014 – Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2023
Email: swise@posgcd.org

Steven Wise moved to Milam County in 1983, graduated from Yoe High and Texas A&M. He is an Executive Vice President for Citizens National Bank and resides in the Liberty Community with his family on land that has been owned by his family for 80 years, his father still has a cattle operation on the land.Steven was appointed to the Board in 2013 and was elected Board Vice-President in 2016. Steven says, he finds the science of groundwater management and hydrology very interesting and being a landowner/well owner in the shallower part of the Simbsboro aquifer I have a vested interest in the management of groundwater. I am dedicated to the equitable treatment of all property owners according to the Texas law.

Bob Wilson Profile
Bob Wilson, Director
Milam County, Rural Water (2015 – Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2023
Email: bwilson@posgcd.org

Bob Wilson is a Vietnam Veteran having served in the 173th Airborne Brigade as a U.S. Army Captain. He served as President of the Rockdale Branch of Citizens National bank and currently serves as President of the Southwest Milam Water. He served as President of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Rockdale Rotary Club and a Deacon and Church Treasurer of First Baptist Church, Mr. Wilson and his wife, Sharla, live just outside of Rockdale in County Club Estates.

Buster Evers, Director
Burleson County, Industrial (2022)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2025
Email: bevers@posgcd.org

Buster Evers is our newest Director to serve on the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors. Buster was raised and resides in the Somerville area and runs Evers and Sons Inc. a construction company that primarily focuses on Energy projects. His company  has extensive experience and expertise in all phases of Midstream Energy construction, from ground-up construction of pipelines natural gas plants, compressor stations, bulk loading and well-yard facilities, to modernization, renovation and demolition of existing systems. His company has worked in over 30 states across the U.S. for the nation’s leading energy companies. His experience is a perfect match for being a Board member for POSGCD. Evers represents industrial interests in Burleson County.

Becky Goetsch Profile

Becky Goetsch, Director
Burleson County, At Large (2018 – present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2025
Email: bgoetsch@posgcd.org

Becky Goetsch has lived in Burleson County since 1983, where she met and married her husband, Gabbo. She is an active member of Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Caldwell and was the coordinator of the Elizabeth Lutheran Community Pantry for five years, where she still continues to volunteer as financial secretary. After careers with Chevron Corporation and as a certified medical transcriptionist, she currently stays busy raising cattle with her husband on land that they proudly own in western and northwestern Burleson County. Becky believes strongly in landowner rights and preservation, conservation, and protection of the aquifers underlying Burleson and Milam counties.

Ed Savage Profile

Ed Savage, Director
Burleson County, Rural Water (2019 – Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2023
Email: esavage@posgcd.org

Ed Savage is a resident of Burleson County and attended Texas A&M where in December 1989 he received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. Currently Ed is the Waste Water Field Operations Manager for the City of College Station. He has been employed in this position since 2001. Prior to this job, he was an Environmental Services Technician and Water/Wastewater systems operator for College Station. He also owns and operates Savage Water Services, LLC, to manage small rural water suppliers in Burleson and Washington Counties.

 

Kit Worley, Director
Milam County, Agriculture (2022 – Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2023
Email: kitworley@yahoo.com

Kit Worley lives in San Gabriel and operates a family farm that has been in his family for generations, which qualifies him to be the Agricultural Representative from Milam County. He also comes to the Board with years of experience in the water industry as he is a long time board member and current Board President of Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation.

John Redington, Director
Milam County, Industrial (2022 – Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2025
Email: j.redingotn@allison-bass.com

Redington grew up helping his grandparents on the family ranch in the Sharp/Lilac area and later graduated from Southwestern University with a Bachelor’s in History and a minor in Political Science. He then earned a Juris Doctorate in 2003 from St. Mary’s University School of Law. After running a successful law practice with offices in Cameron and Temple, Redington became the First Assistant District Attorney/Special Crimes Prosecutor for Milam and later Falls County. Currently, Redington is the Senior Associate at the firm of Allison, Bass, Magee, LLP where he represents counties, cities, school districts, groundwater districts, and other local entities in litigation and other legal affairs. He is Past President of the Cameron Rotary Club, and a member of Lilac Cemetery Association, Milam County Bar Association and Texas District & County Attorneys Association.

Mr. Redington lives in Lilac, Texas, where he continues his family’s legacy in the beef cattle industry as Manager of the YX Ranch. Redington says he hopes his years of experience representing public entities will serve the Board well. “Out of an outstanding group of candidates, I am so honored that the Milam County Commissioners Court appointed me to the represent the people of Milam County in managing our precious aquifers”, he said. An avid outdoorsman, Redington says he intends to  protect the District’s valuable natural resources for future generations.

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