UPDATED: Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District appoints interim general manager as Kathy Turner Jones resigns from position


Updated 4:57 p.m. March 13: The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board of directors appointed LSGCD Assistant General Manager Samantha Reiter to be the interim general manager of the district, according to a March 12 news release from the district. The decision was made during the board of directors meeting on March 12, following current General Manager Kathy Turner Jones’ resignation to pursue a new job opportunity.

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District will soon be looking for new leadership, as current General Manager Kathy Turner Jones has resigned from the district to pursue another job opportunity, according to a March 6 news release from the LSGCD.

Jones said via email that she has accepted a position as general manager of the Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District, and she will begin this new position March 18. Like the LSGCD, which is an agency that manages groundwater resources in Montgomery County, the Prairelands GCD manages groundwater resources in Ellis, Hill, Johnson, and Somervell counties located near Fort Worth.

While Jones said she looks forward to the opportunity to utilize her experience and skill set to continue effectively managing groundwater resources, she is grateful for her time at LSGCD.

“Working for Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District has been a rewarding experience that has filled me with a sense accomplishment,” Jones said. “I will always be grateful for the opportunity and I wish the district, this board and staff nothing but the best.”

Jones has served as general manager since the district’s creation in 2002, according to the news release. Jones’ resignation is effective March 13, with the LSGCD board of directors set to approve an interim director at its March 12 board of directors meeting at 6 p.m.

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.
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