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CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur 601/961-5277
July 15, 2009
GOVERNOR BARBOUR REAPPOINTS WINSTEAD TO COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Governor Haley Barbour has reappointed Jack Winstead of Newton County to the Commission on Environmental Quality. Winstead has served on the Commission since 2004, and will serve a seven-year term ending June 30, 2016. A cattle and timber farmer, he retired as deputy state conservationist of the Natural Resources Conservation Service after 37 years of service. He is Board President of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, a member of the Newton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Vice Chairman of East Central Community College’s Board of Trustees. In previous positions, Winstead has served as Chairman of the Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission, President of the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, and National Board Member for the National Association of Conservation Districts.
“Jack Winstead has dedicated his professional career to the betterment of Mississippi’s environment and has been a strong advocate for the proper use of our natural resources. Jack brings an enormous amount of expertise and knowledge to our Commission, and I look forward to continuing to work with him,” stated Trudy Fisher, MDEQ Executive Director.
The Commission on Environmental Quality is empowered to formulate policy for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, enforce rules and regulations, receive funding, conduct studies for using the state’s resources, and discharge duties, responsibilities and powers as necessary. The seven Commission members are appointed by the Governor to seven-year staggered terms.
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