Thomas Weir Labatt, III
Home Town: San Antonio
Mr. Labatt was appointed to the Texas Water Development Board by Governor Rick Perry in February 2002 and reappointed by Governor Perry in June 2006. Mr. Labatt was recently selected as the chairman of the Western States Water Council, a coalition of 17 western states that attempts to influence federal water policy and to maintain state primacy on water issues. He also serves on the steering committee of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Process, which is attempting to deal with endangered species issues at Comal and San Marcos springs. Mr. Labatt is the president of Labatt Management Co., LLC, and the Bundy Ross Ranch, LLC. He currently serves on the Schreiner University Board of Trustees in Kerrville, Texas.
From 1986 to 1993, he served on the San Antonio City Council. Mr. Labatt was a director on the first elected board of the Edwards Aquifer Authority from 1996 until his appointment to the Texas Water Development Board. He served as both a trustee and then executive director of the Fire and Police Pension Fund San Antonio from 1986 to 1999. Mr. Labatt is a former chairman of the board of Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio. Mr. Labatt holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.