David Foster, Texas State Director
David Foster is a Dallas native and has lived in Austin since 1983. Foster lived for several years in Europe, speaks fluent German and passable French, and received an MA in Modern European History in 1989. He went to work for Clean Water Action in 1995, and became its Texas Program Director in 2004, and coordinates CWA's and CWF's public outreach to numerous Texas communities, elected officials and regulatory agencies. Foster also served as Executive Director of Trans Texas Alliance, a statewide transportation reform group, from 2001-2003, successfully implementing a TXDOT pedestrian safety grant. He has served on the boards of many nonprofits, including Envision Central Texas, Liveable City and the Alliance for Public Transportation. He and his wife Virginia have two grown children and three grand children.
Kim Klimpel, Field Canvass Director
Kim began her career with Clean Water Action in October of 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA while finishing her bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Kim became interested in organizing work after fracking came to her hometown of Sayre, PA. With three well sites within a mile radius of her house and a pipeline through the yard she used to play in, being a part of the fight against fracking is very important. Her work with Clean Water Action has helped to pass The Air Toxic Guidelines in Pittsburgh and stopped the illegal dumping of fracking waste-water in the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers. She has worked in four different offices in three states and transferred to Austin TX to be the Canvass Director in July of 2014. When she isn't out fighting the good fight, Kim enjoys live music, dancing, nature, gardening, and dreaming up ways to create more sustainable and connected communities.
Alecia Norman, Office Manager
Alecia grew up in Atlanta, GA and received her BS in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University and her MA in Mass Communications from Georgia State University. She is a new Austinite with a passion for cooperative and sustainable living which she pursues daily with her housing cooperative. Alecia has a long history of leadership in various environmental organizations. Her experience in communications helps to fuel the outreach efforts of the Austin Office. Alecia believes that building community is the only way to live a successful, accomplished, and fulfilled life. Her hobbies include scuba diving, cooking, and exploring the local music scene. She joined the Clean Water Action team as an Office Manager in June 2014.