Tom Spencer
Program Director, Texas Living Waters Project

Tom Spencer is the Program Director of the Texas Living Waters Project. Spencer has a public service career spanning over 33 years. For most of that time, he served as the Senior Producer and Host of Public Affairs programming for KLRU-TV, Austin’s Public Broadcasting affiliate. Spencer also has extensive experience in nonprofit management. He is the former Executive Director of I Live Here, I Give Here, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the culture of philanthropy in Central Texas. During his service with the organization he oversaw two “Amplify Austin” campaigns which raised over $13 million for local charities. Prior to his service at I Live Here, I Give Here, Spencer served as the CEO of Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) which worked to improve understanding and collaboration between Central Texas’ faith-based communities. At iACT, he oversaw the implementation of structural reforms that modernized the agency and ensured its sustainability. Tom continues to play a role in local media. He currently hosts a gardening program for KLBJ-AM called “The Wildflower Hour,” and is the host of the Emmy Award winning gardening program “Central Texas Gardener.”