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Austin, TX 78701
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Webcast live since 2005
The Board for Lease, Texas Department of Criminal Justice was created to lease land owned by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The Board is composed of three members. The Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office serves as Chairman of the Board and is joined by the Chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. The Chairman of TDCJ may appoint the head of the TDCJ department responsible for land management to serve on the Board in his/her place. The third member of the Board is a citizen appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The citizen member serves a term of two years.
Board meetings are held as necessary and are open to the public. As of 2005, Board meetings are webcast live, as well as archived for later viewing.
Board meeting agendas are posted in the Texas Register and can be accessed via the Texas Secretary of State website. Agenda must be posted seven working days prior to a Board meeting.
|Jerry Patterson, Chairman||Matthew Demny||Wesley Lloyd|
|2002 - Present
ex officio member
|2009 – Present, ex officio member||September 2011 - September 2015|
Jerry Patterson has served as Chairman of the Board since being elected Land Commissioner in 2002. A former U.S. Marine, Naval Flight Officer, and Vietnam veteran from Houston, Patterson served as State Senator for District 11 (Harris, Galveston, Brazoria counties) before serving as Land Commissioner.
Matthew Demny has served on the Board since October 2009. As Chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, Mr. Oliver Bell appointed Mr. Matthew Demny to serve in his absence on the Board. Mr. Demny is the Director for Agribusiness, Land and Minerals for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Wesley Lloyd was appointed the citizen member by Governor Rick Perry in 2009 and his term expires in 2011. Mr. Lloyd is an attorney from Waco. His law practice includes litigation and transactions involving oil & gas, water and environmental issues. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock.