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TSSWCB Board Meeting

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Date January 21, 2021
Location Virtual, 9am
Registration Required No

Due to Governor Greg Abbott’s March 13, 2020 proclamation of a state of disaster affecting all counties in Texas due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governor’s March 16, 2020 suspension of certain provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, this meeting will be held by videoconference call and telephone conference call, as authorized under Texas Government Code section 551.127 and 551.125, respectively.
Members of the public will have access and a means to participate in this meeting, by two-way communication, by visiting:

An electronic copy of the agenda is now available at  A recording of the meeting will be available on the webpage after the meeting.
For public participants, please use the “Raise Hand” feature in Zoom to indicate that you wish to speak during the meeting. You may also email in advance of the meeting if you would like to provide public comment. When the Board reaches the public comment item, the Chair will recognize you by name and give you an opportunity to speak.
The Board will meet at the above-stated time to consider and take appropriate action on the items listed below.
The Board may deliberate or take action on any item in this agenda.
1)       Call to Order and Roll Call
2)       Excuse Any Absent Board Members
3)       Public Comment
4)       Comments from Federal, State, and Local Governmental Entities Regarding Their Programs and Activities
5)       Overview and Update on the Programs and Activities of the United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resource Conservation Service
6)       Overview and Update on the Programs and Activities of the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts  
7)       Minutes from October 29, 2020 State Board Meeting
8)       Soil and Water Conservation District Director Appointments, including:
9)       Intergovernmental Affairs Status Report
10)     Conservation Initiatives Status Report
11)     Agency Strategic Plan
12)     Sunset Advisory Commission Review
13)     Fiscal Report for the 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021
14)     Flood Control Programs Status Report
15)     Water Quality Management Plan Program Status Report
16)     Requests for Additional Cost-Share Incentive Funding for Water Quality Mgmt. Plans in Accordance with Title 31 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 523, Agriculture and Silviculture Water Quality Mgmt., Section 523.6(f)(4), Concerning Criteria for Waivers
17)     Water Quality Management Plan Cost-Share Requests from the Allocation for Statewide Use
18)     Poultry Water Quality Management Plan Program Status Report
19)     Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program Status Report
20)     Carrizo Cane Eradication Program Status Report
21)     National Association of Conservation Districts – Technical Assistance Status Report
22)     Review of 2020 Annual State Meeting of District Directors
23)     Communication Strategy Status Report
24)     2020 Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Annual Report Update
25)     Conservation Outreach: Rural and Urban Outreach
26)     Prescribed Burn Board Status Report
27)     Human Resources Status Report
28)     Employee Service Awards

29)     Set Date for Next State Board Meeting

View Texas Register Meeting Notice


The board may go into executive session on any of the foregoing agenda items if authorized by Chapter 551 of the Government Code.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters or persons who are deaf or hearing impaired are requested to contact Dawn Heitman at 254-773-2250 two work days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.