Term Expires December 2020
A businessman and former mayor of Victoria, Gary Middleton has a long history of involvement with water issues.
Currently chairman of the South-Central Texas Water Advisory Committee, he was appointed to the EAA board in 2015. His term expires in 2020.
Originally from Killeen, Middleton has lived in Victoria for about 40 years. He was in the outdoor advertising business for many years and served as a city councilman and as mayor.
As a public servant in a downstream community, Middleton was aware of the importance of the issue of springflow.
“It’s important to us that spring flow be maintained to the extent possible so that we can continue to use the Guadalupe River as one of our base sources of water,” he said.
As a member of the EAA, he is a strong supporter of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan.
“I never saw myself as an environmentalist and still don’t,” he said. “But the necessity to maintain all those critters at the springs certainly is a driving force for us having water in Victoria. You can’t have one without the other.”
Middleton also serves on the board of the South-Central Texas Water Planning Group, Region L.