Last Updated on February 1, 2024
This series provides readers the opportunity to learn about the unique insight and experiences of the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) Board of Directors and their personal connection to the San Antonio River in hopes of inspiring stewardship of area creeks and rivers.
River Authority Board of Director colleagues and River Authority staff extend their deepest gratitude to retiring board directors Hector Morales and Deb Bolner Prost for their dedication and commitment to safe, clean, and enjoyable creeks and rivers. Both Hector and Deb served as Bexar County At-Large directors but truly understood the regional nature of the River Authority’s mission and vision, and their contributions reflected the best of Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad counties.
Hector Morales served 18 years on the Board of Directors, serving on the Fiscal Committee as the Vice-Chair from 2010-2013 and Secretary from 2017-2019. Hector also held officer positions on the Operations, Communications and Executive committees during his tenure on the Board.
Over Hector’s 18 years of service on the Board of Directors, he engaged in transformational strategic decisions for the River Authority regarding the agency’s management of the Museum Reach and Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation projects and San Pedro Creek Culture Park.
He also supported the River Authority’s move to develop nature-based park resources throughout our four-county jurisdiction, such as Branch River Park in Goliad, John William Helton Nature Park and Graytown Park in Wilson County, Escondido Creek Parkway in Karnes County and, more recently, Hendrick Arnold Nature Park and Trueheart Ranch Nature Park in Bexar County. Hector’s contributions to the River Authority Board of Directors have made an indelible mark on the San Antonio River Basin.
Deb Bolner Prost, a devoted Bexar County civic leader, was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017 and served through the end of 2023. During her tenure on the Board, Deb served as Chair of the Operations Committee from 2019-2021 and the Utilities Task Force from 2021-2023 and held officer positions on the Fiscal, Executive and Communications committees. She was also a member of the Sand Pedro Creek subcommittee and a major project proponent.
Deb’s professional background in branding and communications elevated the River Authority’s strategic focus on benchmarking and measuring effective public communications. Deb was also influential on the San Antonio River Foundation’s Board of Directors before being elected to the River Authority Board of Directors.
Deb led the Utilities Task Force through whirlwind development within the River Authority’s utility service area. Under her leadership, the River Authority successfully expanded the Salitrillo and Martinez IV Wastewater Treatment Plants in northeast Bexar County.
Please join us in our sincere appreciation of Hector Morales and Deb Bolner Prost’s outstanding service to the San Antonio River Basin communities.