Texas: Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board Of Directors

~ Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Emmanuel Valdez and appointed Robert Blaschke, John Cyrier, and Patrick Cohoon to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) Board of Directors. The terms for Valdez, Blaschke, and Cyrier are set to expire on February 1, 2029 while Cohoon's term will expire on February 1, 2027.

Valdez is a retiree from the United States Army Reserves after 30 years of service as a command sergeant major. He also retired from BMC Software Inc. after 25 years of service and currently volunteers with Vintage Oaks Veterans Organization. He holds a certification in System Programming from International Business Machines.

Blaschke is a retiree from the DuPont Company and previously served as Refugio County Judge. He is a board member of the Refugio County Community Development Foundation and president of the Woodsboro Education Foundation. He attended Texas A&M University in Kingsville.

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Cyrier is the owner of Someday Strategies LLC and was formerly Texas state representative for Texas House District 17 and Caldwell County commissioner. He is chairman of the San Marcos Airport Advisory Board, on the general staff for the Commemorative Airforce, and captain in the Texas State Guard. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University.

Cohoon is managing member of Leger, Ketchum and Cohoon PLLC in Boerne. He is a member of various organizations including State Bar of Texas, Kendall County Bar Association, College of State Bar of Texas, Boerne Volunteer Fire Department, City of Boerne Planning and Zoning Commission, Boerne Kendall County Water Committee, Boerne Chamber of Commerce, and Boerne Kendall County Angel Network. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law.

The GBRA oversees water resources for communities within its 10-county district across Central Texas. All appointments are subject to Senate confirmation before taking effect.

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