River Authority recognizes outgoing Board Member Alicia Cowley

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Alicia Cowley

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) Board of Directors and River Authority staff extend their deepest gratitude to retiring board member Alicia Cowley for her dedication and commitment to safe, clean, and enjoyable creeks and rivers. Alicia has represented Goliad County on the Board since 2015.

Derek Boese, Alicia Cowley, Jim Campbell

Alicia Lott Cowley is a retired registered nurse who worked as a manager in several South Texas Emergency Departments over a 35-year career. She has been active since retiring in her home community of Goliad, working with the Goliad County Library’s Center for Texas History as well as the Goliad Historical Commission. She is a sixth-generation Texan involved in conservation projects through the Goliad Farm Bureau and the Goliad County Wildlife Management Association.

A Paddler coasts down the San Antonio River in Goliad County

San Antonio River in Goliad, TX.

During her tenure on the Board of Directors, Alicia served on the following Board committees: Executive Committee (2022-2023); Fiscal Committee (2018-2022); Communications Task Force (2021-2023); and Facilities Task Force (2023-2024), often leading committees in an officer role. Alicia’s leadership in the Communications Task Force was critical to enhancing external communications and identifying future communication campaign opportunities and strategies. Her insightful guidance through the Utilities Task Force enabled the River Authority to realize operational efficiencies beneficial to the agency and local communities.

Utilities Crews working in neighborhoods

River Authority Utilities field crews performing maintenance in a serviced neighborhood.

Alicia’s strong advocacy for the Household Hazardous Waste collection events in Goliad, Karnes, and Wilson counties illustrated her commitment to a safe, clean, and enjoyable San Antonio River Basin. Additionally, her support for nature-based outdoor recreation encouraged the River Authority’s expansion of the Goliad and SASPAMCO paddling trails. We invite you to read more about her insights and accomplishments over the years as a board member on the River Authority blog.

Alicia Cowley cuts ribbon opening new paddling trail.

Alicia with representatives from Canoe Trail Goliad and Goliad County at the Riverdale Access Point opening celebration in 2021. This new access point along the Goliad Paddling Trail added 12 additional miles.

Please join us in celebrating Alicia Cowley’s years of service and dedication to the River Authority, and role as a friend and champion of our local waterways and communities throughout the San Antonio River Basin.

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