Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit, announced Monday the appointment of El Paso First Lady, Adair Margo to the Board of Directors.
“I am honored to support Texan by Nature as an official board member,” said El Paso First Lady, Adair Margo. “Texan by Nature has been at the forefront of practical, common-sense conservation programs that benefit all Texans. I look forward to deepening its impact in the El Paso region and beyond.”
Adair Margo, first lady of El Paso and founder of the Tom Lea Institute in El Paso, also sits on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory body for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“We are thrilled to have a community advocate such as Adair Margo join our Board of Directors,” said Joni Carswell, CEO & President of Texan by Nature. “Adair is an avid champion of west Texas who believes in the power of community to create positive change. We look forward to working with her to help elevate the Texan by Nature mission across the state and beyond.”
Margo previously served as Chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities from 2001–2009 and received the 2008 Presidential Citizens Medal from George W. Bush. In 2007, she received the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico’s highest decoration awarded to non-citizens.
A third-generation El Pasoan, she will be joining a board comprised of various industry leaders and fellow Texans dedicated to helping steward the Lone Star State’s identity as conservers and protectors of the natural resources and wildlife that help our economy thrive.
For the past two years with Adair Margo’s partnership, Texan by Nature has worked to meet with El Paso leaders across sectors to expand conservation strategies supporting initiatives that demonstrate a positive return on conservation.
Last year, El Paso Water was named a 2019 Conservation Wrangler for the Certified Water Partner Program designed to engage commercial and institutional customers through increased awareness and recognition of best practices in water conservation.
Increasing conservation investment across Texas and working to drive and replicate innovation, Texan by Nature aims to connect partners to the resources they need to achieve greater conservation impact. For more information on TxN partnerships and programs, or to learn how to get involved, please visit the Texan by Nature website.