Dustin Meyer is the current Local Government Service Director for the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC). Dustin has been with PRPC for the last 5 years and oversees all projects and programs within the Local Government Services Department. These programs include Regional Water Planning, Economic Development, Contract City Management, Texas Revenue Recovery Association, Public Transportation Planning, Rural Planning Organizations (transportation), Community Development Block Grants, Strategic Planning, and other special contracts within the region. Through his tenure with PRPC, Dustin has overseen millions of dollars in grants from multiple funding agencies.
In 2017, Dustin was selected by the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the second class of the Training Program for Emerging Leaders (TPEL), a leadership training program funded by the Austin Regional Office of the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Additionally, Dustin's work on the Potter County Strategic Plan won a 2018 NADO Innovation Award. In 2016, Dustin earned the Certified Public Manager distinction form Texas State University and in 2003 he graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Political Science.
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"One of the things we’re seeing is people who hold a lot of institutional and foundational knowledge are beginning to step back and retire, leaving a void in terms of the younger generation stepping up to be involved in this water planning process... There’s no two situations that are the same with regard to water, and all the four districts in this Regional Planning area use different approaches to respond to the various issues they’re dealing with. ”