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Becky Smith

Texas Director

Becky began her career in environmental advocacy and action in 2001 as a Field Organizer in the Houston Clean Water office. As a Program Assistant she learned the ropes of grassroots lobbying in Austin and D.C. and gained electoral campaign experience while helping win funding for the first segment of the Houston light rail system. She left Texas to help start a Clean Water office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota before making her way to our Boston, Massachusetts office for a twelve year stretch.

In her role as Massachusetts Campaigns Director, Becky worked on projects including municipal lead service line removal from residential drinking water systems; Clean Water Act citizen enforcement cases; cleanup, closure, and just transitions of coal burning power plants to cleaner energy sources and jobs; and served on advisory groups to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and as a Governor’s Appointee to multiple terms on the Water Infrastructure Finance Commission. In 2014, Becky completed a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

Becky returned to Texas in 2018 and has spent several years working with environmental organizations in the Houston area including the Coalition for Environment, Equity & Resilience and the Citizens Environmental Coalition of Houston before returning to Clean Water as Texas State Director in 2022. While not in her home office in Houston, Becky enjoys exploring with her family in the outdoors and snuggling up with kitties Queso and Luna.