As 2022 is drawing to a close, so is our time with one of our valued volunteers, Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston. We want to give our sincerest thanks and recognition to Judge Johnston for serving ETCOG in a multitude of capacities for eleven years.
During Judge Johnston’s service, many things have been evident through his leadership. He loves this region. He takes his role seriously and has sacrificed to serve the region. He always does what he believes is right. And both as an individual and leader of our organizational boards, he has supported our agency and made it better.
“Judge Johnston’s service to Anderson County and to the entire 14-County East Texas Region has been nothing short of stellar!” said East Texas Council of Governments Executive Director David Cleveland. “His passion for excellence and willingness to serve whenever and wherever needed is a model all of us aspire to attain!”
Judge Johnston joined the ETCOG Board and Executive Committee when he took office as Anderson County Judge in 2011 and became the Chairman in 2015. He also joined the ETCOG Chief Elected Officials / Rural Planning Organization Board in 2011 and has served as its Chairman since 2015.
In September 2022, Johnston was elected the first ETCOG delegate to serve as President of the Texas Association of Regional Councils Board. TARC is the statewide association of regional councils whose members focus on enhancing the quality of life through regional strategies, partnerships, and solutions. Johnston began service to the TARC board representing the ETCOG region in 2016 and served as its President-Elect in 2021.
We thank you for your leadership, guidance, dedicated service, and friendship, for which we are incredibly grateful!