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Ward Roddam swears in New Board Member John Graves Redington

During its monthly meeting on October 11, the Board of Directors of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District welcomed its newest member, John Graves Redington. Redington fills the place vacated by Sidney Youngblood. Younglood served on the POSGCD Board since 2014, and as Board President for six years.  Youngblood occupied the seat designated under district bylaws as representing the industrial interests of Milam County, and was active in several Board committees, including Rules, Advisory, and Building Committees.

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 canditates, 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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