Ahead of a November election that will include a ballot measure on state spending for water infrastructure, The Texas Tribune and In the Flow are pleased to present a conversation with Laura Huffman, the Texas state director of The Nature Conservancy, and state Rep. Allan Ritter, chairman of the Texas House Natural Resources Committee.
Huffman not only serves as state director for the Nature Conservancy, but she is also the head of the conservancy’s U.S. urban conservation program. She speaks regularly on freshwater protection, conservation and other environmental issues. She previously worked as an assistant city manager for the city of Austin. Huffman received her MPA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ritter, R-Nederland, has represented House District 21 since 1999. In addition to serving as the chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, he sits on the Ways and Means Committee. He is president of Ritter Lumber Company.
This event will take place at the University of Houston in the Great Hall of the UH-Alumni Center (map) and will include a complimentary light lunch. It is free and open to the public. Guests will be directed to the Robertson Stadium parking garage. The rate for visitor parking is $2 per hour or $9 for the day (not included in event registration).