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Cody Harris

Abbott Appoints Cody Harris to the SW States Water Commission

Gov. Greg Abbott recently appointed state representative Cody Harris to the Southwestern States Water Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. The commission will work with neighboring states to identify and develop sources and methods of augmenting water supplies on a regional basis after existing water supplies are fully committed.

Harris owns and operates Liberty Land & Ranch in Palestine, a statewide real estate brokerage firm. He is currently the vice chair of the Texas House Committee on Natural Resources. He is a long-time member of the Texas Association of Realtors, Texas Farm Bureau and Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program. His community service includes the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, member and president of the Palestine YMCA board of directors, president of the Palestine Young Professionals Network, volunteer for Palestine YMCA Youth and Government, and volunteer for Palestine ISD Business Mentor Program.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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