Governor Abbott Appoints Three to Lavaca-Navidad River Authority

August 7, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed M. Vance Mitchell and reappointed Sandy Johs and Jennifer Powell Storz to the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority for terms set to expire on May 1, 2027. The board oversees the storage, preservation, and distribution of stream and river water in Jackson County.

Vance Mitchell of Lolita is a managing member of Mitchell Cattle Company, Limited Liability Company, and Michael W. Mitchell and Sons, Limited. He is also a real estate agent with Encina Property Group in Edna. He is a volunteer with the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, board member and past chairman of the Coastal Prairie Grazing Lands Coalition, board member of the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation, and president of the Local Texana Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. He previously volunteered with the Jackson County Youth Fair as the president, vice president, secretary, and steer chair. Mitchell received a Bachelor of Science in Range Science from Texas A&M University and studied Champions School of Real Estate to obtain his real estate license.

Sandy Johs of LaWard is currently working in real estate. Previously, she was co-owner of Johs Welding and Machine and on the Jackson County Appraisal Review Board. Currently, she is serving on the board of the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission and volunteers for the Deutschburg Community Club.

Jennifer Powell Storz of Edna is a contract corporate event planner. She volunteers with the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent. Additionally, she is a former member of the Professional Convention Management Association, Downtown Houston Association, and Meeting Professionals International. Storz received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Hospitality Management from the University of Houston.