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BSEACD board position open after director resigns

By Sahar Chmais
After nine years of serving as board secretary of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD), Blake Dorsett has resigned his position. BSEACD is now accepting applicants for a new board secretary.
Dorsett brought a wealth of experience to his job as Precinct 3 director, as he was a certified Class C Groundwater Treatment Operator and has been running, maintaining and upgrading water systems in Texas for 20 years. He resigned due to personal commitments and priorities.
The board and of directors and district  management said they are thankful for Dorsett’s hard work and service to the community and that he will be missed.
BSEACD will need a candidate to serve until the term expires. Residents can vote on a board member in the general election in November 2022.
The interim director of Precinct 3 will overlook the areas of Creedmoor Water Supply, Goforth Special Utility District and Monarch Utilities. Candidates must submit a letter of interest with a summary of qualifications to the district and mail it to the following address:
BSEACD                                                                                                                                                               Attn: General Manager                                                                                                                                        1124 Regal Row                                                                                                                                                  Austin, TX 78748
To qualify, applicants will need to make the required time commitment and must have a voting residency within Precinct 3. The four board members will evaluate the candidates for the position. District directors will help set and enforce policy that protects, conserves and manages groundwater resources within the district.
More information can be found at, or by contacting the General Manager at


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Sahar Chmais holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been covering cities in Hays County for one year, touching on residents' struggles and successes, city issues, COVID-19 and more. Prior to reporting on the local spectrum, Sahar reported for a national news organization, covering gun violence. Sahar enjoys working as a local reporter because she gets to work with real people and their stories.

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