Board of Managers of the IDA Texas Chapter

Gary J. Carter

Gary J. Carter

Director, IDA Texas Board of Managers

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Glenn R. Fitzgerald

Glenn R. Fitzgerald

Secretary, IDA Texas Board of Managers

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Gordon Meredith

Gordon Meredith

Treasurer, IDA Texas Board of Managers

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Cindy Luongo Cassidy

Cindy Luongo Cassidy

Past Director, IDA Texas Board of Managers

Cindy Luongo Cassidy is a leader within the International Dark-Sky Association, a founding member of the Hill Country Alliance Night Sky Team, and a member of the Hays County Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist. She was a key player in positioning the City of Dripping Springs to receive the prestigious International Dark Sky Community designation. Cassidy has worked for better lighting all over the state of Texas, coaching other advocates and providing engaging educational workshops for a variety of audiences. She let the efforts to train volunteers to assist Texas State Parks in positioning themselves to be designated International Dark Sky Parks. Cassidy lives in Driftwood, Texas and volunteers to help run the hugely successful Texas Night Sky Festival®. 

Bettymaya Foott

Bettymaya Foott

International Dark-Sky Association Director of Engagement; Our Chapter Coach

Bettymaya Foott grew up in picturesque Moab, Utah. Spending summer nights sleeping on the family trampoline under the stars, she fostered an early appreciation for the night sky. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, boating and wandering in the desert, both below the hot sun and under clear dark skies. She graduated from the University of Utah Honors Program with an H.B.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and a Minor in Spanish Language and wrote a thesis entitled “Light pollution hazards within ecosystems and mitigation strategies for the future.” Her dark sky career began with working for Utah State Parks as a Dark Sky Intern and then seasonal employee, starting 12 International Dark-Sky Park Applications across the state. She then worked as Coordinator for the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative and the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies at the University of Utah. Now, she is incredibly excited to join the team at IDA as Director of Engagement. When off the clock, Foott loves to practice night sky photography. Preserving dark skies is her life goal and she is incredibly excited to continue this journey of saving the stars!