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New member appointed to Conservation Advisory Board

Kevin Savoy of Dothan, Alabama, has been appointed to the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board by Gov. Kay Ivey. Savoy replaces Patrick Cagle of Montgomery, whose six-year term expired.

A native of Mobile, Savoy is a 1991 graduate of Auburn University. He currently serves as Vice President of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated and Greenbush Logistics, Inc.

Savoy’s involvement in state, community, and professional organizations is extensive. In addition to his position with Great Southern Wood, he serves on the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Alabama Wildlife Federation Board of Directors Executive Committee, the Leadership Alabama Wiregrass Area Board of Directors, is a member of the HNB First Bank Advisory Board, and is the current chairman of the Houston Academy Board of Trustees.

“This appointment is truly an honor,” Savoy said. “As an Alabamian and an avid outdoorsman, I know that we are fortunate to have a vast treasure of natural resources in every corner of our state. I appreciate the opportunity to join with the other Conservation Advisory Board members to strengthen our conservation efforts on behalf of all Alabamians.”

Gov. Ivey also reappointed four current board members to new terms: Joseph Dobbs, Jr., of Birmingham; Brock Jones of Tuscaloosa; Gary Wolfe of Fairhope; and Grady Hartzog of Eufaula.

“I am very pleased with the addition of Mr. Savoy to the Conservation Advisory Board and I am thankful for the reappointments of four of the current members,” said Chris Blankenship, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). “We have an outstanding Board that brings a wealth of knowledge and outdoor recreation experience to their work. I look forward to working with the Board to continue our progressive management of Alabama’s abundant natural resources.”

The Conservation Advisory Board is composed of 10 members appointed by the Governor for alternating terms of six years and three ex-officio members: the Governor, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, and the Director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. ADCNR’s Commissioner serves as the ex-officio secretary of the board.

The board assists in formulating policies for ADCNR and examines all rules and regulations. By a two-thirds vote of the members present and with the Governor’s approval, the board can amend, change or repeal current rules and regulations or create and promulgate additional rules and regulations. The board also assists in publicizing the department’s programs and activities.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR visit www.outdooralabama.co

(Courtesy of Outdoor Alabama)

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