Leah M. King
- Mrs. King joined the TRWD Board of Directors in 2017. She is currently the president and chief executive officer for United Way of Tarrant County. Mrs. King is very active in the community, and serves on many boards and committees throughout Fort Worth and Tarrant County. She is also a member of the Leadership Fort Worth 2010 and Leadership North Texas 2011 classes. She and her husband, Barry, have one son.
- Mr. Hill was elected to the TRWD Board in 2017. Born and raised in Fort Worth, he is a graduate of the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he received his MBA in the Accelerated Program at TCU. A banking executive with significant experience in finance and real estate, Mr. Hill is also very active in the community. He and his wife have two kids and live in Fort Worth.
- Mrs. Kelleher lives in east Fort Worth along the Trinity River where she and her husband, Larry Langston, operate a cattle ranch. She became interested in TRWD after their farm flooded from the Trinity River. Mary served on TRWD’s board from 2013 to 2017 and is passionate about water issues. Mary strives to provide citizens with information and insight into TRWD policies and business practices.
- Ms. Leonard was elected to the TRWD Board in 2006. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she owns Leonard Golf Links Practice/Teaching Facility and owns two buildings occupied by the Nike Golf Center in Fort Worth. Ms. Leonard also is president of Margolf Corporation. She is extremely active in the Fort Worth community, serving on numerous boards and committees.
Term Jan 2023-May 2023
- C.B. is a 5th generation and lifelong Fort Worth resident. He is a Partner and Principal at Ellis & Tinsley, Inc. He holds both Texas and Colorado Real Estate Brokers Licenses. C.B. takes his profession a step further investing his time into community development. C.B. has volunteered as a Livestock Department Superintendent at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo every winter and was appointed to its Board of Directors in 2021. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, serves on numerous local boards, and is a commercial-rated pilot. C.B. lives in Fort Worth with his wife and their two children.
TRWD’s next at-large election will be held on May 6, 2023, to fill two, 4-year positions on its Board of Directors. Elections are held every two years.Elected Officers and Term Expiration can be found on the Board Biographies page.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications, as provided under Texas Water Code section 51.072:
- Resident of Texas
- Own land subject to taxation by TRWD or be a qualified voter* in the district
- Have reached an age of 18
Accepted Applications for the May 6, 2023 Board of Directors Election:
(applications are available by clicking on the candidate's name)
May 6, 2023 Election Documents
- Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot
- Filing Information for a Place on the Ballot
- May 6, 2023 Election: Candidate Packet
- May 6, 2023 Election: Calendar of Important Dates
- Important Information for Applicants
- May 6, 2023 Order of Election
- Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot
- May 6, 2023 Ballot Order
- May 6, 2023 Notice of Election (including early voting and election day locations)
- Election Officer
- Voters with Special Needs - Notice of Voting Order Priority
Eligibility to vote in the TRWD Board Election:
- You must be 18 years old
- Registered voter
- Live within TRWD’s taxing district
- To see if you are eligible to vote look on your tax statement for the code: 223 TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT
- Please visit the interactive TRWD Taxing District (Voting Boundaries) Map or the TRWD Taxing District Boundary Map PDF to confirm eligibility to vote and to look up your closest polling location!
Voter InformationTarrant Regional Water District contracts with Tarrant County Elections Administration for election services.
- Click here to visit the Tarrant County Elections website
- Phone Number: 817-831-8683
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interactive Voter Lookup. Search for voters, polling locations, and sample ballots
Campaign Finance Reports
1-17-2023 Mary Kelleher Campaign Finance Report
1-13-2023 Leah King Campaign Finance Report
1-12-2023 Marty Leonard Campaign Finance Report
1-11-2023 Charles CB Team Campaign Finance Report
1-6-2023 James Hill Campaign Finance Report
7-15-2022 Leah King Campaign Finance Report
7-13-2022 Charles CB Team Campaign Finance Report
7-12-2022 Mary Kelleher Campaign Finance Report
7-11-2022 James Hill Campaign Finance Report
7-7-2022 Marty Leonard Campaign Finance Report
Policies and Procedures
TRWD Board Governance PoliciesThis is a comprehensive listing of all TRWD Board Governance Policies. For individual policy sections, please see the documents listed below.
1.0 Legal Status
2.0 Mission and Objective
3.0 The Board of Directors
4.0 The General Manager
5.0 Board Policymaking
6.0 Board Meetings
7.0 Board Meeting Agendas
8.0 Board Committees
9.0 Board of Directors Standards of Conduct and Ethical Obligations
11.0 Auditors and Audit Reporting
101 Board-Approved Budget Policy
102 Board-Approved General Fund Reserve Policy
103 Board-Approved Investment Policy
104 Board-Approved Arbitrage Policy
105 Board-Approved Capital Asset Policy
106 Board-Approved OPEB Funding Policy
201 Board-Approved Purchasing and Procurement Policy
202 Board-Approved Fair Opportunities Purchasing and Contracting Policy
301 Board-Approved Employment Practices
302 Board-Approved Employee Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethics
401 Board-Approved Records Management Policy
402 Board-Approved Public Information Policy
501 Board-Approved Liability Insurance and Indemnification Policy
301-1 Military Leave Standard Operating Procedure
301-2 Relative & Personal Relations Administrative Procedure
Construction and Operations
This committee reviews District construction activities and operations and maintenance of District infrastructure. Examples of items that are screened by this committee include: design, construction, and maintenance contracts for new and existing infrastructure, water supply contracts, conservation programs, watershed protection and water quality, and electricity purchases.
Committee Members: Leonard and Kelleher
The Real Estate committee is concerned with real estate purchases, operating agreements, and sales of real estate.
Committee Members: Hill and Kelleher
Finance and Audit
This committee reviews District financials, investment policies, and audits. It also serves as the primary Board point of contact for internal audit.
Committee Members: Leonard and Hill
Administration and Policy
This committee’s purview includes General Manager performance appraisal and compensation, Board Governance policies, and District policies.
Committee Members: Hill and King
The Recreation committee considers all aspects of the District’s recreation investments. This includes infrastructure investments, infrastructure operations and maintenance, programming, and events. Construction and operations and maintenance activities specific to District recreation infrastructure fall under this committee (all other fall under the Construction and Operations committee).
Committee Members: King and Kelleher
Summary of Assignments
|Construction and Operations||Leonard||Kelleher|
|Finance and Audit||Leonard||Hill|
|Administration and Policy||Hill||King|
General Ordinance Information & Public CommentThe District’s General Ordinance regulates the water and land under District jurisdiction. It is used to protect District lands, properties, buildings, water quality, and to regulate the use of lands around TRWD reservoirs and the Fort Worth floodway and the reservoirs and floodway themselves for recreation and business purposes.
The District’s Commercial Facilities Ordinance provides minimum standards for the operation and maintenance of Commercial Facilities located on District land or waters to protect public use, access and safety and to maintain good water and environmental quality.
Proposed changes to these ordinances are shown in the document that can be viewed here. Should the Board vote to adopt the revised ordinances, public notice will be given through legal notices published in newspapers in each county comprising part of the District’s service area.
Revisions have also been made to several guidelines used to evaluate residential improvements on District reservoirs, regulate recreational facilities, and permit mooring buoys on Eagle Mountain Lake. These changes are explained in the document which can be viewed here.
The public can submit comments regarding the proposed ordinances to TRWD by emailing PublicComments@trwd.com or sending comments by mail to:
Tarrant Regional Water District
Attn: Ordinance Update
800 E. Northside Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76102