Presenter: Ann Bright
Commission Agenda Item No. 16
Designation of Nonprofit Partners
August 27, 2009
I. Executive Summary: Staff will present for consideration, a resolution adding nonprofit partners to the current Closely Related Nonprofit Partners and General Nonprofit Partners lists and deleting partners from these lists.
II. Discussion: Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Section 11.202, authorizes the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to "select and cooperate with nonprofit partners to serve the Department's goals." The Department must obtain Commission approval of each nonprofit organization to be designated as a nonprofit partner. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation was previously designated as the Department's Official Nonprofit Partner. Closely Related Nonprofit Partners are nonprofit partners that exist primarily to support a specific Department property, facility, or program. Closely related nonprofit partners include, but are not limited to, friends groups associated with a specific department facility. All other nonprofit partners are considered General Nonprofit Partners.
III. Recommendation: The following motion is recommended:
"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopts by resolution (Exhibit A) the additions and deletions to the Closely Related Nonprofit Partners (Exhibit B) and General Nonprofit Partners (Exhibit C) lists."
Attachments - 3
- Exhibit A - Resolution
- Exhibit B - Closely Related Nonprofit Partners
- Exhibit C - General Nonprofit Partners
A Resolution by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Adopting Nonprofit Partners
WHEREAS, the Department maintains beneficial relationships with numerous nonprofit partners as defined in Parks and Wildlife Code §11.201;
WHEREAS, the Department must maintain Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approval of all nonprofit partners selected;
WHEREAS, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission shall require the nonprofit partner to comply with guidelines adopted by the Commission;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission that the additions and deletions to the Closely Related Nonprofit Partners and General Nonprofit Partners lists are hereby adopted.
In official recognition of the adoption of this resolution in a lawfully called public meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, we hereby affix our signatures this 27th day of August 2009.
Peter M. Holt, Chairman
T. Dan Friedkin, Vice-Chairman
Mark E. Bivins, Member
Ralph H. Duggins, Member
Antonio Falcon, M.D., Member
Karen J. Hixon, Member
Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., Member
Margaret Martin, Member
S. Reed Morian, Member
Closely Related Nonprofit Partners
Friends of Doctor’s Creek Park, Inc (Cooper Lake State Park-Doctor’s Creek Unit)
Friends of Inks Lake
Friends of Lake Brownwood State Park
San Jacinto Battleground Association
General Nonprofit Partners
Alamo Area Chapter Quail Unlimited
Austin Woods and Waters Club
Freshwater Anglers Association, Inc.
Panhandle Heritage Foundation
South Texas Chapter Quail Unlimited
Texas Watershed Management Foundation
Central Texas Cattlemen’s Association
Edwards Aquifer Authority
First Texas Volunteers