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Kathy Turner Jones

General Manager

Ms. Jones has served as the District’s general manager since its creation in 2002, bringing 12 years of groundwater experience and knowledge with her. Under her direction, Lone Star GCD has established its offices (including construction of the District’s current facility), built a core staff, established a well permitting and registration program, and approved District Rules. Additionally, Ms. Jones has led the LSGCD through the process of compiling hydrologic information on the characteristics of the Upper Gulf Coast Aquifer, engineering planning, information on water usage and water supply in Montgomery County, and implementing regulatory procedures associated with the District’s Groundwater Regulatory Plan.

She serves as a member of the Region H Water Planning Group, GMA 14 Joint Planning Group, and serves on the Trinity and San Jacinto and Galveston Bay Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee created by Senate Bill 3 during the 80th Legislative Session to look at environmental river flow issues in each river basin. Ms. Jones also served two-terms as President of the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD) and is an executive board member of the Texas Water Conservation Association (TWCA).  


Samantha Reiter

Assistant General Manager / Director of Permitting

Ms. Reiter was born and raised in Round Rock, Texas.  She moved to Montgomery County in 2010 and began her career with Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.  Ms. Reiter earned both an Associates degree from Blinn College in Bryan and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University.  Ms. Reiter has held a variety of positions with the District, getting her start in 2010 as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the General Manager and assumed the role of Permitting Director in 2012.  Ms. Reiter was promoted to Assistant General Manager in July 2017.  In addition to her duties as Assistant GM, Ms. Reiter continues to manage the permitting department and oversees the District's GIS and online permitting database.  She is also the District's Public Information Officer.  Ms. Reiter prides herself on being well versed on the District's rules and regulations as well as staying in tune with legislative changes to groundwater laws in Texas. 

She is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery County (Class of 2015) and is also involved with the Montgomery County Fair & Rodeo.