Current Board of Directors

 

The Board of Directors consists of five locally elected officials. The Precincts from which the Directors are elected are the same Precincts used for Blanco County Commissioners. The At-Large Director represents all of Blanco County. Directors are elected for a four-year term of office.

Director
Precinct
Term
Expires
Contact Address
&
Phone Number
Jimmy Klepac, President
At-Large
May 2017

345 Klepac Creek,
Blanco, Texas 78606
(830) 833-4638 (Home)

Don Casey, Vice-President
3
May 2019

897 Shovel Mountain Road
Cypress Mill, Texas 78663
(830) 825-3264 (Home)

Bob Reed, Jr.- Secretary
4
May 2019

P. O. Box 1827,
Blanco, Texas 78606
(512) 517-1981 (Cell)

Lanny Counts
2
May 2017

316 Flat Creek Road,
Johnson City, Texas 78636
(830) 868-7620 (Home)

Tom Murrah
1
May 2017

P. O. Box 566,
Blanco, Texas 78606
(830) 833-4418 (Home)

 


Current Staff
 
RONALD G. (RON) FIESELER
General Manager

 

General Manager, Ron Fieseler, shown measuring the water level in a private water well.

Ron Fieseler has worked for various groundwater districts since 1989. Twelve years were spent at the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District in Austin where he served as the Field Operations Manager with secondary duties as the Senior Staff Administrator.

Since January 2002, Ron Fieseler has served as the General Manger for the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District. Much of Ron’s education, work history, and even some of his hobbies have made him uniquely qualified to work in groundwater management.

  • He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in Geography with a focus on physical, environmental, and scientific aspects.
  • He worked five years Wyoming & Texas oilfields where he performed a variety of well logging and service work on oil, gas, and water wells.
  • Ron has been a business owner twice, once in the printing industry and once in the construction industry.
  • During his college years, he also worked for the Natural Areas Survey in a multi-year, state-wide effort to inventory natural and scenic areas in Texas. His duties included supervising field trips, report preparation, and conducting cave investigations, and assisting with other scientific studies.
  • Ron has been involved in the exploration, conservation, and scientific study of caves since 1964. Ron has literally crawled around inside many of the aquifers in Texas as he explored, mapped, and studied hundreds of Texas caves.

Among the highlights of his life, Ron is particularly proud of three:

  • Ron is a sixth generation Texan and has worked hard to trace his family genealogy. He was pleased to discover that two of his ancestors came to Texas in the 1820’s when it was still a part of Mexico. His great, great, great grandfather, Samuel G. Evetts, Jr., was wounded while assaulting the plaza in San Antonio during the Siege of Bexar in December 1835, but recovered and fought again during the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. With this kind of ancestral background, Ron is more proud than ever of his Texas roots.
  • During the 1980’s, Ron spent eight years building a two-place, open-cockpit biplane. He made the initial test flight in 1990. Since then, he has enjoyed flying the aircraft to places as far away as Wyoming and Iowa. Ron says his biplane is the best toy he’s ever had!
  • Last but not least, any of Ron’s friends will tell you that his proudest accomplishment is having served in the United States Marine Corps. Ron enlisted in 1968, received training as an infantry machinegunner and was sent to Vietnam where he survived a 13 month tour of duty. Ron loves to talk about his experiences and proudly admits that the Marine Corps and Vietnam forever changed his life.

 

 

PAUL BABB
Groundwater Technician
 

Paul Babb making a monthly check on rain gauges, solar panels, and thermometers at District Monitor Well sites.

Paul Babb began working part-time for the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District in March 2003 and began full-time employment in October 2003. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Resource and Environmental studies from Southwest Texas State University in 2002, Paul Babb worked six months with the campus-based Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center (EARDC). While at EARDC, he worked with Assistant Director Marshall Jennings, P.E., and helped Marshall install and maintain groundwater monitoring well sites in seven counties over the Trinity Aquifer. Two of the sites are now a part of the BPGCD monitoring well program. While in college, he also worked with the Texas Water Watch program helping take and analyze water quality samples.

 

 

ALLIE NICOLETTI
Administrative Assistant
 

Allie Nicoletti began working for the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District in September 2013. Allie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography - Urban and Regional Planning from Texas State University in 2009.