Governor Abbott has reappointed Thomas “Tom” Raiser and Douglas “Rainbow” Walker to the Board of Directors of the Coastal Water Authority for a term ending April 1, 2023. In addition, the governor re-appointed John “Mark” Solander for a term set before the expiration date is April 1, 2024. The Government is a conservation and reclamation area located in the counties of Harris, Chambers and Liberty, which has the right to transport and deliver water inside and outside, as well as to acquire and build all necessary properties and facilities for such purposes.
Thomas “Tom” Raiser from Houston is chairman of Upstream Brokers, director of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc., co-founded by him in 2007, and managing partner of Fenchurch Oil and Gas, LLP. He is also a member of Texas Independent Insurance Agents. He received an honorary dismissal from the U.S. Coast Guard. Raiser received a bachelor of arts degree from William and Mary College.
Douglas “Doug” Walker of Beach City fired from ExxonMobil after more than 30 years of service. He is currently serving his eighth term as a City Council deputy from Beach City. He is also a member and former president of the Rotary Club of Baytown. He is a board member and former chairman of the Bay Area Rehabilitation Center and the Lee College Foundation. Walker earned a bachelor of science degree from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.
John “Mark” Scholander Daytona is the owner and president of Sjolander Resources and Development. He is the Director of the Liberty County Board of Directors of the Central Evaluation County, the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Liberty County Pharmacy Bureau and a member of the Trinity Valley CCA Board of Directors. Solander received a bachelor of arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.