AUSTIN – Three new members have been named to the board of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), a move approved by Texas State Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), according to a news release.

The new board members, who were appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, include Charles “Ed” Boulware, Mark Micheletti and Kaaren Cambio.

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Creighton said in his release that the SJRA “is an appointed governmental body with the mission to protect and conserve the water resources of the San Jacinto River basin.”

In connection with the governor’s appointment of the SJRA board members, Creighton recalled the impact that Hurricane Harvey had when it battered the state on Aug. 25, saying that the storm “produced between 30 to 60 inches of rainfall throughout Senate District 4 and across southeast Texas.”

Creighton said he will do his part to assist the efforts of the SJRA.

“I fully intend to continue working with the entire board of directors and the general manager as well as all stakeholders to ensure that SJRA fulfills their duties to the highest degree,” Creighton said in his release. “I believe the new board members will add much needed representation from different parts of the river basin.”

According to a release from Gov. Abbott’s office, Boulware and Micheletti will serve on the SJRA board until Oct. 16, 2023, and Cambio will serve a term that ends on Oct. 16, 2019.

The release from the Office of the Governor said Boulware is a resident of Montgomery and “is retired after 38 years at Shell Oil Co. He is the past president of the April Sound Men’s Club. Boulware received a bachelor of science in computing science from Texas A&M University.”

Kingwood’s Micheletti “is the executive director for Berkeley Eye Center,” Gov. Abbott’s release said. “He is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the Houston Society of CPAs. He currently serves as chairman of the Lake Houston Economic Development Council and past chairman and current member of the Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce. Micheletti received a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University.”

Meanwhile, the release from Abbott’s office said Cambio, who also lives in Kingwood, “has recently retired as president of Caymus Resources. She is a former member of Women’s Business Enterprise National Investment Recovery Association, Pipeline Contractors Association, and the Houston Pipeliners Association. She is the past president and current member of the Kings Trails Chapter of the National Charity League and a member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s Scholarship & Tours Committees. Additionally, she serves as a Deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood and volunteers with the USO at the Bush Intercontinental Airport. Cambio received a bachelor of business administration from San Diego State University.”

In his release, Creighton said the newly appointed SJRA board members’ “extensive experience” will help them in their new roles overseeing the authority.

“I am appreciative of Gov. Abbott for appointing three well-qualified individuals to fulfill SJRA’s duties and responsibilities,” Creighton said.

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