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TSSWCB State District 3 Board Member

José Dodier, Jr.

José Dodier Jr. of Zapata is Chairman of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation
Board. He was elected to the State Board in May of 2005 representing Area III.
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 25 years. He served as President
of the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts from 2000-2003 and
Immediate Past-President from 2003-2005. He served on the board of directors of the
National Association of Conservation Districts from 1997-2005. Currently, he sits on the
Workforce Solutions South Texas Board as well as the Zapata International Bank of Commerce
Board. 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.
José is married to Janeann and they have a daughter, Danielle.