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Commissioners elect new Chairman, Vice Chairman

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Media contact: Susan Smith, 850-488-8843

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At its meeting Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission elected Vice Chairman Kenneth Wright to serve as Chairman, effective July 1.

“Ken’s lifelong connection with the outdoors in Florida makes him a valuable resource to this Commission,” said Commissioner Brian Yablonski. “He is invested in making sure that our next generation has the same opportunities that he has had to enjoy our wildlife heritage.”

“I am honored to be elected to serve as Chairman of this dedicated group of Commissioners,” said Wright. “All of us take this calling with great sincerity. Much lies at stake for the legacy we leave all Floridians.”

The term of Chairman is one year. Wright, of Winter Park, has served on the Commission since August 2007.

After testimonials and praise highlighting her service as Chairman from her fellow Commissioners, Kathy Barco, of Jacksonville, was elected Vice Chairman.  

“I look forward to the opportunity to continue to work with Chairman Wright and my fellow Commissioners,” said Barco. “As stewards of our fish and wildlife resources, the Commission has important opportunities ahead of us.”



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