Texas Water Development Board welcomes two new Board Members

For immediate release.  Contact: Kimberly Leggett at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN - (March 31, 2011) - The Texas Senate yesterday confirmed Governor Rick Perry’s appointees to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). Billy R. Bradford Jr. of Brownsville and Monte Cluck of Gruver will serve terms to expire Dec. 31, 2015.

Bradford is a certified public accountant (CPA) and partner of Hales-Bradford, LLP. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Texas Society of CPAs, the Valley Regional Medical Center Board of Governors, and a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Brownsville. He is also past president of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs, past chair of the Southmost Regional Water Authority and a past board member and chair of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board. Bradford received a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University.

Cluck is owner and CEO of Dean Cluck Feedyard, Inc. He is a board member of Ratliff Ready-Mix, LLP, and general partner of Dean Cluck Cattle Company, Ltd. He is also a board member of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association, the Amarillo Area Foundation, and is an executive committee member and immediate past chairman of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. Cluck attended West Texas A&M University.

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.