Brownback wants Streeter to remain in water office

Governor-Elect Sam Brownback announced Friday he had selected Tracy Streeter, Valley Falls, as director of the Kansas Water Office.

“He brings great experience and vision to that office,” Brownback said.

Tracy Streeter

Tracy Streeter

Brownback said as governor, he plans to be actively involved in addressing the state’s water issues.

“It is critical for our state’s future that we have reliable water resources and that we continue conservation efforts of the Ogallala Water Aquifer,” Brownback said. “Tracy has done a wonderful job heading the Kansas Water Office the last six years and I look forward to his continued leadership. He understands water challenges our state faces.”

Prior to Streeter becoming director of the state’s water office in 2004, he worked 19 years at the State Conservation Commission, nine years as its executive director. He also spent 15 years involved in all aspects of his family’s 1,200-acre grain and livestock operation in Brown County.

Streeter said he was honored that Governor-elect Brownback asked him to continue as director of the Water Office.

“I have had the opportunity to work with the Governor-elect on water and conservation issues during his tenure as Kansas Secretary of Agriculture and more recently as our U.S. Senator. Water will continue to be a very important issue to Kansans and l look forward to addressing our water resource needs as a member of his administration,” Streeter said.

The appointment requires confirmation by the Kansas State Senate when the Kansas Legislature convenes in January.

Streeter, 47, was born in Horton and graduated from Horton High School, 1981. He attended Highland Community College and acquired bachelor degrees in agriculture economics and general agriculture at Missouri Western State University. He has a master’s in public administration from the University of Kansas.

He and his wife, Denise, have two children.

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