Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Coastal Water Authority

7 Members - Term: 2 Years; 4 Appointed by the Mayor of Houston; 3 Appointed by the governor

General Information

1801 MainSuite 800Houston 77002


Office Office Holder Represents / Term Ends
President D. Wayne Klotz, P.E. Harris County, 03-31-2019
1st Vice President Tony L. Council, P.E. Harris County, 03-31-2019
2nd Vice President Douglas Walker Chambers County, 04-01-2023
Director(s) Thomas Reiser Harris County, 04-01-2023
Jon M. Sjolander Liberty County, 04-01-2024
Joseph J. Soliz Harris County, 03-31-2018
Giti Zarinkelk, P.E. Harris County, 03-31-2018


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Greg Olinger, P.E. (713) 658-9020
Chief Engineer/Operations Manager David Miller, P.E. (713) 658-9020
Chief Financial Officer John J. Baldwin (713) 658-9020


The authority is a conservation and reclamation district located within Harris, Chambers, and Liberty Counties, and has the power to transport and deliver water inside and outside the authority, to acquire and construct all necessary properties and facilities necessary for such purposes.