Friday, July 12, 2013 — RALEIGH, N.C. —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission unanimously elected a new chairman and vice-chairman during its business meeting Thursday to preside over the governing board of the state regulatory agency.
Jim Cogdell, of Norwood and the District 6 commissioner, will serve as chairman. John Litton Clark, of Clinton and a House Speaker Appointee At Large, will serve as vice chairman.
Cogdell replaces David Hoyle, Jr., of Dallas, who is the District 8 commissioner. Clark replaces Ray White, of Manteo, who is the District 1 commissioner.
The 19-member Commission establishes policies and regulations governing boating, hunting, trapping and inland fishing, and wildlife-conservation activities in North Carolina. Appointments to the Commission are made by the Governor, the Speaker of the State House and the President Pro Tempore of the N.C. Senate, with commissioners serving until reappointed or replaced.
As required by General Statute, at the first scheduled meeting after July 1 of each odd-numbered year, wildlife commissioners must select a chairman and a vice-chairman, who then serve for terms of two years or until their successors are elected and qualified.
More information on wildlife commissioners, meeting schedules and actions, and public hearings, is available at www.ncwildlife.org/about.
About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.