THE GOVERNOR

Appointments

Appointments for December 11, 2017

Appointed as the public counsel for the Office of Public Insurance Counsel for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Melissa R. Hamilton of Austin (replacing Deeia Beck of Austin whose term expired).

Appointments for December 15, 2017

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Shemica S. Allen of McKinney (replacing Susan A. "Stormi" Johnson of Palestine whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Teresa A. Bronsky of Plano (replacing Elvia L. Espino of Irving whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Jo Ann Gama of Edinburg (replacing Gwyn Ann Boyter of Austin whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Stephanie Y. Martinez of Laredo (replacing Vickie J. Mitchell of Montgomery whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Jana C. McKelvey of Austin (replacing Nagla Moussa of Plano whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Kristen K. Tassin of Missouri City (replacing Jennifer H. "Jen" Wylie of Tuscola whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Erin S. Wilder of Round Rock (Ms. Wilder is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Karen W. Beasley of Bronson (replacing Nancy Kay Shugart of Austin whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Jana S. Burns of Saginaw (Ms. Burns is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Elizabeth A. "Beth" Donaldson of Stowell (replacing Deborah K. "Debbie" Unruh of Austin whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Rachel A. Dreiling of Dallas (replacing Jennifer Lynn Taylor of San Antonio whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Julia W. Erwin of Austin (Ms. Erwin is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Robin H. Lock, Ph.D. of Lubbock (Dr. Lock is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Kristine H. Mohajer Motlagh of Leander (replacing Debra Bogan Emerson of Pflugerville whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Laurie Goforth Rodriguez of Houston (Ms. Rodriguez is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Agata K. "Agatha" Thibodeaux of Katy (replacing Myeshi V. Williams-Briley of Spring whose term expired).

Appointed to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Jo Ann G. Wofford of New Braunfels (replacing Paul J. Watson of Flower Mound whose term expired).

Appointments for January 3, 2018

Pursuant to HB 553, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, appointed to the Task Force on Academic Credit and Industry Recognition for a term to expire December 1, 2021, Michael S. Bell of Henderson. Mr. Bell will serve as presiding officer of the task force.

Pursuant to HB 553, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, appointed to the Task Force on Academic Credit and Industry Recognition for a term to expire December 1, 2021, Michael T. "Tac" Buchanan of Amarillo.

Pursuant to HB 553, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, appointed to the Task Force on Academic Credit and Industry Recognition for a term to expire December 1, 2021, William K. "Sam" Hurley, Ed.D. of Athens.

Pursuant to HB 553, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, appointed to the Task Force on Academic Credit and Industry Recognition for a term to expire December 1, 2021, Vanessa L. Steinkamp of Colleyville.

Pursuant to HB 553, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, appointed to the Task Force on Academic Credit and Industry Recognition for a term to expire December 1, 2021, Jim M. Yeonopolus of Harker Heights.

Appointments for January 4, 2018

Appointed to the Texas Facilities Commission for a term to expire January 31, 2023, Rigoberto "Rigo" Villarreal of Missions (replacing Betty Pinckard Reinbeck of Sealy whose term expired).

Appointments for January 5, 2018

Designating Benjamin E. "Ben" Gatzke of Fort Worth as presiding officer of the Department of Information Resources for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. Mr. Gatzke is replacing Linda I. Shaunessy of Austin as presiding officer.

Appointed to the Department of Information Resources for a term to expire February 1, 2019, James P. "Jay" Dyer of Austin (replacing Linda I. Shaunessy of Austin who resigned).

Appointed to the Department of Information Resources for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Christian A. Alvarado of Austin (replacing Rigoberto "Rigo" Villarreal of Mission who resigned).

Appointed to the Department of Information Resources for a term to expire February 1, 2023, Michael D. "Mike" Bell of Spring (replacing Sonya E. Medina Williams of San Antonio who resigned).

Appointments for January 8, 2018

Appointed to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Ellen M. Bauman of Joshua (replacing Marilou B. Fowler of Houston who resigned).

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Proclamation 41-3569

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton and Wilson counties; and

WHEREAS, the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, was subsequently amended on August 26, August 27, August 28 and September 14 to add the following counties to the disaster proclamation: Angelina, Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Washington and Willacy; and

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2017, October 20, 2017, and November 19, 2017, I issued proclamations renewing the disaster declaration for all counties listed above; and

WHEREAS, due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, a state of disaster continues to exist in those same counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for the 60 counties listed above.

Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the code, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.

Pursuant to Section 418.016 of the code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency's emergency response that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster, I hereby authorize the suspension of such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 18th day of December, 2017.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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