Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Mark Mitcheletti of Kingwood, to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors Monday, after a recommendations from various elected officials, dignitaries and the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce. Kaaren Cambio of Kingwood and Charles ‘Ed’ Boulware of Montgomery were also appointed to the board.

Micheletti will hold a six-year term on the SJRA board. He is a longtime Kingwood resident and the Executive Director of Berkeley Eye Center. As the lead executive in charge of the Berkeley Eye Center System, he is over more than 20 Houston locations including offices in the Woodlands as well as their headquarters located in Kingwood.

A former CPA by trade, Micheletti offers extensive expertise in finance and a successful background in corporate management. He has served on many non-profit and charity boards throughout our Lake Houston Area, including being an integral part in launching the Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership in 2012 and is currently serving as its board chair. His philanthropy is well known throughout St. Martha’s Catholic Parish in Kingwood and through his work organizing the largest private annual Christmas Toy Drive in the Houston area for the past 16 years.

Cambio will hold a position on the board until October 2019. Also of Kingwood, Cambio has recently retired as president of Caymus Resources. She is a former member of Women’s Business Enterprise National Investment Recovery Association, Pipeline Contractors Association, and the Houston Pipeliners Association. She is the past president and current member of the Kings Trails Chapter of the National Charity League and a member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s Scholarship & Tours Committees. Additionally, she serves as a Deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood and volunteers with the USO at the Bush Intercontinental Airport. Cambio received a Bachelor of Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Boulware of Montgomery, will serve a six-year term on the SJRA board. He is retired after 38 years at Shell Oil Company. He is the past president of the April Sound Men’s Club. Boulware received a Bachelor of Science in computing science from Texas A&M University.

Currently, no member of the SJRA board lives in the Lake Houston Area, and as part of the Chamber’s first Recover Lake Houston initiative, Plea for Three Lake Houston, the Governor’s appointment is the first achievement and first step in beginning the remediation of the Lake Houston Area.

Governor Abbott’s action in response to the thousands of Plea for Three Lake Houston letters and emails sent to the governor’s office and to other state officials from area residents is proof that the capitol is hearing the Lake Houston Area loud and clear.

Lake Houston Area representation would have not been possible if it weren’t for the support and work from State Representative Dan Huberty’s office and State Senator Brandon Creighton’s office.

The Plea For Three was an initiative brought forward to the Chamber board by Houston City Council Member Dave Martin. It was his emphasis on representation on the SJRA board as well as the other two points that was a catalyst for the campaign. The Lake Houston Area Chamber’s Long Term Recover Task Force will continue to meet and work toward the continued remediation of the Lake Houston Area.

For more information or questions about the Chamber’s initiatives go to  or call the Chamber at 281-446-2128.