JOHN W. JENKINS of Hankamer, Texas (member, resources development committee). Jenkins is a self-employed partner in a major farming enterprise. He graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree. He is a member of the Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce, and chair for the Texas Gatorfest Committee. He serves on the boards of the Anahuac National Bank, the Texas Rice Council and the American Plant Food Corporation. He is a former board member of the Trinity Bay Conservation District, the Devers Canal Rice Producers Association, the Trinity Valley Exposition, the Texas Rice Festival and the Chambers County Farm Bureau. Jenkins was appointed as director for TRA’s Chambers County in 1997. He was reappointed as director at large in 2009. Jenkins served as president of TRA’s board of directors from 2003-2005 and as vice president from 2001-2003. He was chairman of the executive committee from 2005-2007 and chairman of the resources development committee from 2000-2002. He served as chairman of the administration committee from 2007-2009 and chairman of the legal committee from 2009-2011. Jenkins was reappointed as director for Chambers County in 2023.