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Texas Water Development Board opens West Texas office

For immediate release. Contact: Media Relations at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN – (April 13, 2015) –The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has opened a field office in Lubbock, Texas. The office will provide local outreach for the Panhandle, South Plains, and western portions of Texas and management for area projects receiving financial assistance from the TWDB.

The TWDB is pleased to announce the opening of the West Texas office," said TWDB Executive Administrator Kevin Patteson. "The office will increase the region's ability to access TWDB staff and resources. In addition, it will enhance the TWDB's outreach efforts to the area."

The West Texas office will be staffed by Kelly Davila. Kelly joins the agency as the Program and Outreach Specialist for the Panhandle and West Texas region. She has nearly 10 years of service with the South Plains Association of Governments and the local Council of Governments in the Lubbock area. Kelly is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is a Certified Public Manager through the West Texas A-and-M University in Canyon.

"Kelly will be an important resource for the region because of her deep understanding of West Texas and its water supply challenges," said Patteson.

The West Texas office is located at 5012 50th Street, Suite 200, Lubbock, TX, 79414.

For more information on the West Texas office, please contact Kelly at Kelly.Davila@twdb.texas.gov or 806-445-1468.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning, and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state's water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.