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Executive Watch: Conservationists Receive Board Spots

Executive Watch: Conservationists Receive Board Spots

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed citizen conservation advocates, former state legislators with positive environmental records, and others knowledgeable about natural resource and planning issues, to seats on the N.C. Board of Transportation (BOT). The BOT oversees a wide range of projects and policies (from new highways to public transit funding) that can have major impacts on North Carolina’s water, air, and land.

New BOT appointees include the following:

Nina Szlosberg-Landis of Wake County, long-time NCLCV leader, to the at-large seat representing environmental issues.

Michael S. Fox of Guilford County, a land-use attorney, to the Division 7 seat.

Daniel F. McComas, former state legislator from New Hanover County, to the at-large seat representing state ports and aviation.

Cullie Tarleton, former state legislator from Watauga County, to the Division 11 seat.

Landon G. Zimmer of New Hanover County, attorney and member of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, to the Division 3 seat.

Anthony T. Lathrop of Mecklenburg County, attorney and chair of the Mecklenburg County Planning Commission, to the at-large seat representing government-related accounting and finance issues.

Next: read what environmental issues are rising from the dead at the General Assembly >>

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