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ETCOG Announces Camp County Judge A.J. Mason as Chairman, New Board Officers, and Members

East Texas, January 19, 2022: ETCOG is pleased to announce its new Chairman, Camp County Judge A.J. Mason, the new Board and Executive Committee Officers serving for FY 2022, and Executive Committee members serving a new two-year term. The ETCOG Board of Directors appoints the Executive Committee responsible for carrying out the policies, programs, and services established by the Board on behalf of our 14-county region.

Chairman – Camp County Judge A.J. Mason
1st Vice Chairman – Lindale Councilman Bob Tardiff
2nd Vice Chairman – Harrison County Commissioner William Hatfield
3rd Vice Chairman – Rusk Mayor Ben Middlebrooks
Secretary/Treasurer – Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton
Anderson County – Judge Robert Johnston
Camp County – Judge A.J. Mason
Harrison County – Commissioner William Hatfield
Rusk County – Commissioner Robert Kuykendall
Van Zandt County – Commissioner Tim West
Wood County – Mayor Randy Dunn
“I am grateful for the volunteer service rendered by all of our elected officials and particularly want to thank and congratulate our new Chairman, Judge A.J. Mason, and the rest of our ETCOG Officers and Board members for their selfless dedication and service to our region,” said ETCOG’s Executive Director, David Cleveland.
To learn more about FY 2022 program goals, visit to see our approved Budget and Planning Guide totaling $84.4 M.
The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) is a voluntary association of counties, cities, school districts, and special districts within the fourteen-county East Texas region. ETCOG assists local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. Established in 1970, ETCOG, either directly or through its contractors, provides programs and services for East Texas seniors, employers, and job seekers. ETCOG and its contractors also build the 9-1-1 emergency call delivery system, provide peace officer training and homeland security planning services, and deliver rural transportation services, business finance programs, and environmental grant funding for the region.

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