Former New Braunfels City Council Member Matthew E. Hoyt was sworn in as a director for the Edwards Aquifer Authority to represent District 9 in a four-year term.

District 9 encompasses the majority of New Braunfels in Comal and Guadalupe counties. The EAA is governed by a 17-member board of directors representing constituents across the region.

“I look forward to getting to work for the people of Comal and Guadalupe counties to represent their interests in this resource, to work with the Edwards Aquifer Authority to protect the water rights of those in Comal and Guadalupe counties, and to work towards conserving the aquifer to ensure the costs of future droughts are mitigated for those in this area,” Hoyt said. “Sustainable conservation practices and improvements to the Habitat Conservation Plans will help us work towards a healthy aquifer for generations to come.”

He has previously served on the New Braunfels City Council, the New Braunfels River Activities Committee, and the New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission; and as chair of the New Braunfels Development Advisory Committee, and the New Braunfels Utilities Water and Wastewater Advisory Board. Hoyt is also a past president of the New Braunfels Eagles Aerie No. 2999 and a former member of the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Central Texas board of directors.

Hoyt is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and a member of the Greater New Braunfels Area Chamber of Commerce. Hoyt is also a member of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio and the Texas Rivers Protection Association.