Almost three years ago, I joined Bayou City Waterkeeper as its first-ever Legal Director. Thanks to supporters like you, the vision to build a strong legal program to hold polluters accountable, restore our waterways, and protect communities around our region became a reality and we’ve been growing ever since.

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Dear Friend,

After several years of furthering Bayou City Waterkeeper’s mission and values, Jordan Macha has announced that she will be departing from her role as Executive Director in April 2021. Jordan’s vision and leadership will be greatly missed by the staff, board, and partners alike. We wish her the best of luck in her next chapter as Executive Director of Public Lab, a national nonprofit focused on the pursuit of environmental justice through community science and open technology. 

During her tenure, Jordan has been a driving force behind Bayou City Waterkeeper’s growth and success as an organization. From growing the organization to a full-time staff of three, advancing collaborative partnerships with numerous community-based and nonprofit organizations, to building robust programs that have strategically placed Bayou City Waterkeeper as an environmental leader within the region. Jordan has established Bayou City Waterkeeper as a consistent champion of environmental justice, equity, stewardship, and community-centered innovation in the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed and beyond. 

Reflecting on the depth and breadth of the programmatic work that Bayou City Waterkeeper has developed we are tremendously excited about the future. The organization is in a strong position, both financially and programmatically, with a devoted and capable staff that will continue the vision shared across the organization. Together, with our committed board of directors, Bayou City Waterkeeper is uniquely positioned to be one of the region’s most respected and vibrant advocates for equitable access and clean water for all.

Over the next few months, the Board will be conducting a thorough search to find Bayou City Waterkeeper’s next Executive Director. It is our priority to find a dynamic leader with a true passion for our mission: Protecting and restoring our waterways through the advancement of systemic change that benefits all who live within the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed. As we begin our search, we ask for your help in identifying candidates who can help Bayou City Waterkeeper take its next steps. Thank you for your continued support!


Bayou City Waterkeeper’s Board of Directors
Phil Beckett, Libby Bland, Jorge Bustamante, Lindsay Dofelmier, David Popken, and Rachel Powers

P.S. Click here to read Jordan's note to you on her departure from Bayou City Waterkeeper


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