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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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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 seven committees that bring recommendations to the Board.

Ward Roddam - President

Milam County (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.

Jay Wilder

Jay Wilder

Burleson County, Agriculture (2006 - 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.

Jeffrey Zgabay

Burleson County, Municipal (2024 - Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2027
Email: ttietjen@posgcd.org
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Lee Pelzel - Director

Milam County, At Large (2023 – Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2027
Email: lpezel@posgcd.org

Lee Pelzel is lifelong resident of Mliam County and a 5th generation rancher and land owner. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. Lee was employed at Alcoa for 20 years with 15 of those years in maintenance. He believes water is one of our most precious resources. Lee has raised a family in Milam County and understands the importance of conserving our current resources for the future as well as supporting property rights for all.

Robert Jekel, Director - Director

Milam County, Rural Water (2024 - Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2027
Email: rjekel@posgcd.org
Buster Evers Profile

Buster Evers-Director

Burleson County, Industrial (2022 - Present)
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 - Secretary/Treasurer

Burleson County, Industrial (2018 - Present)
Current Term Expires Dec 31, 2025
Email: bgoestch@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, 2027
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, 2025
Email: kitworley@yahoo.com

Kit Worley lives in San Gabriel in the home where he was born a sixth-generation certified as a 100+year Texas Family Land Heritage Farm. Kit has farmed over 50 years in Milam, Williamson and Burleson counties where he has a commercial pecan harvesting business. He is a Rockdale High School graduate, attended James Conley Technical Institute and Temple College, and served in the United States Army. Kit has served on the Board for Southwest Milam Water Supply Corp for over 30 years, and a board member of the Little River San Gabriel Soil and Water Conservation District. Mr. Worley was President of Central Texas Ag. Development, organized the first Young Farmers Chapter of Milam and Williamson County, Board of Milam County Farm Bureau and the Texas Governors's Agriculture Advisory Committee. Kit has been a private pilot since 1974.

John Redington - Vice President

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

John 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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