ULI Austin Greater Austin Regional Luncheon - Water Availability [IN-PERSON]


2023-06-07T11:30:00 - 2023-06-07T13:00:00

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    University of Texas Club 2108 Robert Dedman Dr., 6th Floor Austin, TX 78712 UNITED STATES


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private $55.00 $75.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $45.00 $75.00
    Retired $55.00 N/A
    Student $20.00 $20.00
    Under Age 35 $45.00 $75.00
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    Austin and the surrounding communities continue to be challenged by a limited water supply and the associated impacts to economic growth and development. The scarcity of water is now being magnified by unpredictable weather patterns and current drought conditions plaguing the central Texas region. This issue is further complicated by the legal systems governing water, and the implementation and monitoring of these policies. ULI Austin’s June lunch panel will discuss these challenges and developing strategies and solutions to secure an adequate water supply in central Texas.
    Russ Boles, Commissioner Precinct Four, Williamson County
    Carlos Rubinstein, Principal Member, RSAH20
    Jo Karr Tedder, President, Central Texas Water Coalition  
    Rudy Metayer, Pflugerville City Council Place 4

     Sponsorships Available  
    Greater Austin Regional Luncheon Host - $1000
    (Several available per luncheon)
    4 tickets to the luncheon
    Opportunity to stand and be recognized at event
    Company logo on marketing material, event website, and table tents at the event

    Event Sponsors

    Platinum Underwriter 


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    IN-PERSON REGISTRATION - Limited In-Person registration is available. Included breakfast during the program.
    Zoom details will be provided after registration.
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    Jo Karr Tedder

    President, Central Texas Water Coalition

    Jo Karr Tedder is President of CTWC, an organization she and a small group of advocates founded in 2011. The group grew from her experience on LCRA’s Water Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee in 2010, when it came to light that Highland Lakes businesses and residents were not at the table in water- use planning. Jo Karr is a recognized authority on water issues and regularly speaks on behalf of the need for changes to how water is managed and valued. She is a native Texan, a former educator and education administrator, and a political consultant. After living and working on the East Coast, she returned to Texas and has resided on Lake Buchanan since 2001.


    Rudy Metayer

    Council Member, City of Pflugerville

    The son of Haitian immigrants, Rudy is of the first generation in his family to complete higher education, graduating from not only the University of Texas College of Liberal Arts with a B.A., but also a Master in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law. He has been a tireless advocate in the community speaking and working on a host of issues ranging from teaching at-risk children, co-authoring an honor code for the University of Texas, helping forge a partnership with local law enforcement and the State Bar of Texas to address the issue of community policing, and creating Pro Bono legal advice clinics for United States Military Veterans.


    Russ Boles

    Commissioner Precinct Four, Williamson County

    Russ Boles grew up and lives in Round Rock. He is a successful Williamson County businessman owning and operating successful ventures. At an early age Russ was diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. While reading and writing came easy to most kids, Russ learned he had to work twice as hard and twice as long to keep up in school. But from those hardships, Russ developed a stubborn perseverance to always keep trying and never quit. After graduating from Round Rock High School, Russ attended Austin Community College and graduated from Texas State University with a degree in business. Despite his diagnoses, he put in the work and earned admittance to St. Mary’s University School of Law, graduated with his law degree, and was admitted to the State Bar. Upon returning home, Russ began to volunteer with the Williamson County Literacy Council, where he taught jail inmates how to read. Because reading was so difficult for him, Russ was able to use his own life as a testimony to the kind of strong character that comes from hard work and determination. Russ was appointed as an advocate in courts of law for battered women, abused and neglected children, and the elderly. Russ and his wife, Kathy, own and operate a thriving event center, The Grove, located in downtown Round Rock on the banks of Brushy Creek. Russ is also a commercial broker for his family’s commercial real estate business, Summit Commercial, and has located countless businesses and new jobs to Williamson County. He was appointed by the Governor as a State Director of the Brazos River Authority, one of the state’s largest river authorities, to oversee and manage our state’s natural resources. Russ would be the first person to tell you that he is blessed beyond measure, with homegrown family businesses, a loving wife and two daughters, and a community he loves to call home. Russ built his life on this strong foundation of hard work and service, in this spirit of thanksgiving, Russ gives back to his community. Russ co-founded the Relay for Life in Round Rock, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society and serves on the Board of Directors for the Hutto YMCA, which provides opportunities for kids to grow and strong families to develop. Russ’s background of service also includes the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, where he mentors young professionals. Russ was appointed to represent our area at the Capital Area Council of Governments, and served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Charter Review Committee. Russ is your neighbor and ran for Williamson County Commissioner to put his spirit of service and real ‘boots on the ground’ experience to work for our families. He tackles the issues that matter—safe neighborhoods, tax relief for homeowners, better roads, high-paying local jobs, and preserving a high quality of life—so that our kids who will call Williamson County home in the future can enjoy a wealth of opportunity and a wholesome community.


    Carlos Rubinstein

    Principal Member, RSAH20, LLC

    Rubinstein is the Principal member of RSAH2O, LLC – an environmental consulting firm with strong emphasis on water issues. Rubinstein served as chairman of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) from 2013-2015. He also served as the Texas representative to the Western States Water Council, and the Border Governors' Conference Sustainable Development worktable. Rubinstein served as a commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) from 2009–2013. Rubinstein is a former member of the Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group, the Governmental Advisory Committee, which advises the EPA Administrator on environmental concerns regarding NAFTA, the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation; and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, an independent federal advisory committee that assists the president and Congress on environmental infrastructure needs along the U.S. border with Mexico. He has also served as deputy executive director of TCEQ and as Rio Grande Watermaster. He is a former city manager for the City of Brownsville. Rubinstein received a bachelor's degree in biology from Pan American University.