Gov. Greg Abbott appoints three new people to the SJRA Board of Directors

The San Jacinto River Authority manages Lake Conroe.

The San Jacinto River Authority manages Lake Conroe.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed two Kingwood residents and one person from Montgomery to vacant positions on the San Jacinto River Authority's Board of Directors on Feb. 5.

Montgomery resident Charles ‘Ed’ Boulware of Montgomery was appointed to the board. He retired in 2014 after 38 years working at Shell Oil Company.

Kingwood resident Kaaren Cambio is the recently retired as president of Caymus Resources. Cambio is a former 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.

Kingwood resident Mark Mitcheletti serves as the executive director for Berkeley Eye Center, a Texas-based eye clinic. Mitcheletti is also a Certified Public Accountant and serves as as chairman of the Lake Houston Economic Development Council.

Mitcheletti and Boulware will serve terms that expire on Oct. 16, 2023, while Cambio's term will conclude on Oct. 16, 2019. SJRA General Manager Jace Houston said the candidates will begin their term as soon as they are sworn in.

The appointment comes on the heels of the Plea For 3 campaign following Hurricane Harvey. More than 16,000 homes and 44 percent of businesses were damaged during the storm this fall, said Jenna Armstrong, CEO of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce. The campaign calls for remediation, reduction and representation on the SJRA board after the devastating flooding during Hurricane Harvey, Armstrong said.

Houston said he is excited to work with the new board members.

"Governor Abbot has always sent us qualified appointees," Houston said. "We look forward to getting to know them and bringing them up to speed on our activities and getting them oriented into their new positions as quickly as possible." 


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