A Board of Directors, consisting of six directors who serve without compensation, governs the Agency. The governing body of each of the three Member Cities appoints two persons to serve on the Board. Under the concurrent ordinances that created the Agency, the terms of the members of the Board are two years, with the term of one member from each city expiring annually. The greater of four (4) or a majority vote of a quorum is required for the Board to take action. Four Directors constitutes a quorum. The Board of Directors sets the Agency’s policies and administrative procedures which, at the direction of the Board of Directors, are administered by the Executive Director.
The members of the Board and the Executive Director are as follows:
Carl Pickett is currently serving a sixth term as Mayor of the City of Liberty.
A native of Liberty, Mr. Pickett is a graduate of Liberty High School, the University of Texas (BBA with a major in Accounting), and the University of Texas School of Law. He is a principal in the firm of Pickett & Pickett, P.C., and has practiced law and accounting for over 40 years.
Mr. Pickett is an active member of the Liberty Rotary Club and he and his wife, Laura, have a son and two daughters.
Prior to his becoming Mayor of Liberty, Mr. Pickett served as a member of the Liberty Independent School District Board of Trustees for 21 years. He continues to serve as a Trustee of the Lee College Foundation Board of Trustees and is involved in other community activities.
Mr. Pickett has served on the Agency's Board of Directors since January 2009.
Clarke Evans is an Alderman of the City of Livingston, Texas. He was first elected to that office in May 2003 and served in that capacity until being elected Mayor on May 10, 2008. Mr. Evans served as Mayor until May 2018, at which time he chose not to seek re-election as Mayor but ran for and was again elected as an Alderman. Mr. Evans is the owner of Evans and Associates, a real estate agency specializing the commercial real estate development, and is active in number community and charitable organizations including the Livingston Lions Club and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
A native of Livingston, Mayor Evans attended Livingston High School and graduated with honors from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, with a Bachelors of Science degree and a Masters of Education degree. He is a member of the Livingston Lions Club and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and has served in numerous capacities with various organizations including the First United Methodist Church of Livingston, of which he is a life-long member, the Livingston ISD Board of Trustees, the Polk County Appraisal District, and the Polk County Appraisal Review Board.
Mayor Evans is a nine year veteran of the United States Army, during which time he achieved the rank of Captain.
Mr. Evans has served on the Agency's Board of Directors since November 2009.
Judy Cochran is the Mayor of the City of Livingston. She was elected as Alderwoman in May 2005 and served in that capacity until being elected Mayor in May 2018. Judy is retired after handling the investments of her husband's estate for many years but remains active in the Rotary Club of Livingston, where she served as President in 1995-1996, and she serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Livingston. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the CHI St. Luke's Memorial Hospital in Livingston and on the Board of Directors of CHI St. Luke's Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.
Judy was born in Garrison, Nacogdoches County, Texas. She graduated from the Southwestern Business University in Houston, Texas, and was employed by Gulf Publishing Company in Houston for five years. Judy has served in many areas of the First United Methodist Church where she has been a member since 1972.
When not busy with her civic duties, Judy enjoys traveling, shopping, and watching the Houston Astros play baseball.
Ms. Cochran has served on the Agency's Board of Directors since April 2017.
Bruce Mintz is the Executive Director of the Agency and has served in that capacity since being employed by the Board of Directors in April 2012. Prior to his employment as Executive Director, Mr. Mintz provided accounting and administration services to the Agency since September 1999.
A native of Spring, Texas, Mr. Mintz is a graduate of Spring High School. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration degree, with a major in accounting, from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, in 1978, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, in 2000. Mr. Mintz is licensed as an Attorney and a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Texas.
Mr. Mintz has served in numerous civic and community organzations including the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty ISD Education Foundation. He and his wife, Sonia, are active in their church, the Heights Baptist Church.
When not working or busy with his family, Mr. Mintz enjoys a long motorcycle ride.