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TSSWCB State District 3 Board Member
José Dodier, Jr.
José Dodier, Jr., of Zapata, Texas is Chairman of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. He was elected to the State Board in May of 2005 representing State District 3. He was re-elected in 2007 to serve a 2 year term and again in 2009. He was elected Chairman of the State Board in May, 2009, and re-elected in 2010. He also represented the State Board on the Coastal Coordination Council for over 13 years, until the Legislature dissolved the Council.
José Dodier has a distinguished history of service to soil and water conservation. In addition to his work on the State Board, he is Chairman of the Zapata Soil and Water Conservation District Board and has been a member of that board for 15 years. He served as president of the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts from 2000 to 2003, and Immediate Past-president from 2003 to 2005. He was served on the board of directors of the National Association of Conservation Districts from 1997 to 2005.
José is a partner in Don José Land & Cattle Company in Zapata County, which is a conservation-driven, cow-calf operation that produces commercial Charbray cattle. He is also a private oil and gas gauger providing gas measurement services to royalty owners. Dodier conducts gas volume calculations, meter inspections for calibration and gas well production audits.