The Association of

Tamara Daniel, Executive Director

Thanks, Vicki!


District Areas



Roy Thompson, State District 1

Bob Steakley, State District 2

Josh Storm, State District 3

                         State District 4

John Tate, State District 5

2018-2019 ATSWCD Board of Directors (left to right):  Ken Batman, District 4; Rickey James, immediate past president; Bill Gray, District 1; Tamara Daniel, Executive Director; Rick Schilling, vice president, District 3; Volney Hough, president, District 2 and J.C. Mathiews, District 5.   

The ATSWCD Board of Directors is comprised of one elected Director from each of the five State District Areas.  A Director serves a two-year term and an Alternate Director is also elected from each Area.  In addition, the immediate past president also serves as a member of the Board.  Officers are elected from among the Directors and may serve up to three one-year terms. 

​The ATSWCD Business Session was held October 30, 2018 with president Volney Hough presiding.  Hough was re-elected for his last eligible term as president.  Rick Schilling was elected vice president.  Bill Thomas conducted the Resolutions review and voting.  Hough and Executive Director Tamara Daniel provided details regarding ATSWCD/USDA-NRCS funding programs available for Districts and for Director travel scholarships.  ATSWCD is also partnering with NRCS and other agencies to hold Soil Health Symposiums across Texas and dates for three 2019 workshops were noted.  

Previous ATSWCD Board members (left to right):  David Basinger, J. C. Mathiews, Volney Hough, Vicki Riser (retiring member), Rickey James and W. T. (Bill) Gray.  

2017-2018 ATSWCD Board of Directors (left to right):  David Basinger, Deport; Rick Schilling, Fayetteville; J.C. Mathiews, Woodson; Volney Hough, Mountain Home; Executive Director, Tamara Daniel; W. T. (Bill) Gray, Panhandle and immediate Past President, Rickey James, Plainview. 


Volney Hough

State District 2

Vice President

Rick Schilling

State District 3

W. T. (Bill) Gray

State District 1

​​Ken Batman

State District 4

J. C. Mathiews

State District 5

Immediate Past President

Rickey James

Conserving and Protecting the Soil and Water Resources of Texas

Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts