Executive Staff

General Manager

Mr. Kelley Holcomb
General Manager


Kelley Holcomb has served the Authority and its customers since 1991. Holcomb began his career in the Operations Division by providing technical assistance and operating water and wastewater systems throughout East Texas. Holcomb worked his way up the ranks to become the Authority’s 7th General Manager. As the Authority’s chief executive officer, Holcomb’s duties include ensuring ongoing compliance with the policies adopted by the Board of Directors and state and federal law. In addition, Holcomb provides leadership by establishing goals and objectives that are geared toward accomplishing the mission and purpose as outlined in the Authority’s enabling statutes.

Mr. Holcomb is a native of East Texas and was born in the small town of Rusk in 1962. Having resided in Lufkin, Texas since 1968, he has dedicated his career to community service by serving on several local & state boards and advisory groups including:

  • Region I, East Texas Regional Water Planning Group, Chairman
  • Texas Forest Country Partnership, Past President
  • Texas Water Conservation Association, Director
  • Deep East Texas Self Insurance Fund, Executive Committee Member
  • Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District, Board Member
  • Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation, Member
  • Environmental Flows Advisory Group, Sabine and Neches River Basin and Bay Area Stakeholders Committee, Member

Operations Division Manager

Mr. Chris Key, P.E.
Operations Division Manager


Christopher “Chris” Key, P.E. serves as the Operations Division Manager for the Angelina & Neches River Authority. Mr. Key began this position in February 2016.

Mr. Key oversees and manages all facility operations including the North Angelina County Regional Wastewater Facility, water and sewer utilities for both Holmwood Utilities and Angelina County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1, and the Neches Compost Facility. Mr. Key also plans and implements all aspects of capital improvement projects for all ANRA owned and/or operated facilities.

Prior to joining ANRA, Mr. Key attended Texas A&M University in College Station where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Key’s prior experience included working as a consulting project engineer on a variety of municipal projects, coordinating design efforts on projects consisting of roadway reconstruction, water distribution and storage, sanitary sewer collection, and site plans. Additionally, Mr. Key worked within the steel industry as a sales representative for a metal building manufacturer and a design engineer for a steel joist manufacturer.