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Blunt Highlights Commitment to Conservation with Appointment of Don Johnson

July 18th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

COLUMBIA–Gov. Matt Blunt today stressed his commitment to the conservation of Missouri’s natural resources with the appointment of Don R. Johnson. With Gov. Blunt’s appointment, Mr. Johnson, a Democrat, becomes the first African American to serve on the Missouri Conservation Commission.

“Don Johnson will make an excellent addition to the Conservation Commission,” Gov. Blunt said. “Don has been an outstanding public servant and will bring to the commission his own unique experience and expertise. I also appreciate that throughout his professional career, Don has maintained a strong commitment to the outdoors as an avid fisherman and hunter. I thank him for his commitment to serve Missouri as the state’s next Conservation Commissioner.”

Mr. Johnson, 60 of Festus, is the vice president of human resources at Cequel III, Suddenlink Communications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology and allied sciences from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Johnson serves on the board of directors for the Conservation Federation of Missouri and was appointed by Gov. Blunt to the Missouri State Park Advisory Board. He enjoys fishing Missouri waters with his grandchildren and hunting. Read more…

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