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CATHY ALTMAN NAMED TO TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY BOARD

Cathy Altman has been appointed to the Trinity River Authority Board of Directors by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Ms. Altman, who chairs Carrington Coleman’s construction group, is one of five new directors appointed to the 25-member board that oversees the development and conservation of surface water resources of the Trinity River. Three additional members were reappointed to new six-year terms.

“The Trinity is one of this state’s most vital resources,” said Ms. Altman. The river flows 710 miles from North Texas to Galveston Bay, making it the largest river basin with a watershed entirely within the borders of Texas.

“It is a privilege to be among this select group of individuals entrusted with the responsibility of not only being good stewards of the environmental resources of the river, but also guiding development across the Trinity basin.”

The board is composed of directors representing each of the counties in the Trinity River Basin and three at-large directors. Ms. Altman, a resident of Midlothian, replaces longtime board member Harold Barnard, who represented Ellis County for 17 years. The appointment was applauded by State Sen. Brian Birdwell, who called Ms. Altman an “exceptional choice. Ellis County and the state of Texas will be well served by her.”

A respected leader in both legal and business communities, Ms. Altman is a member of the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Construction Law and serves on the Construction Industry specialty panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. She is chair of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a board member of the North Texas Commission, a public-private partnership.