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November 07, 2008

JONATHAN WOOD APPOINTED SECRETARY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

DOUGLAS THANKS CROMBIE FOR SERVICE

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas today announced that Forest, Parks and Recreation (FPR) Commissioner Jonathan Wood has been appointed Secretary of Natural Resources.

Wood replaces George Crombie who, after nearly two years as secretary, is pursuing other opportunities.

Governor Douglas thanked Crombie for his service. “I appreciate the time George dedicated to our state and the work he did to advance my climate change initiatives and the Clean and Clear Action Plan,” Governor Douglas said. “I wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Governor Douglas said Wood, who he appointed FPR commissioner in 2003, brings a wealth of policy knowledge and management experience to his new post.

“Jonathan shares my view that environmental protection and economic growth go hand-in-hand. He understands that our environmental policies must be about ensuring that every Vermonter can enjoy Vermont’s hills and valleys, lakes and streams, our forests and fields without worrying that their next paycheck will be their last,” the Governor said. “I know he will continue to serve Vermonters very well as the secretary of natural resources.”

Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: November 07, 2008 12:03:13