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CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES ADVISORY COUNCIL (CNRAC)

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CNRAC MISSION

The powers and the duties of the Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council (CNRAC) will be carried out as legislatively mandated in Section 315(d), Act 18 of 1995.

Drawing upon the diversity of experiences and perspectives of its appointed citizen members, the council will provide to DCNR, to the Governor, to the General Assembly, and to the public, advice regarding the conservation and stewardship of the commonwealth’s natural resources.

CNRAC VISION

To be the foremost source of quality advice to DCNR on sustaining the natural environment for all Pennsylvanians to enjoy and appreciate.

COUNCIL MEMBERS

GOVERNOR’S APPOINTMENTS

Meredith Odato Graham -- Pittsburgh, PA; B.S. Natural Resources, Cornell University; J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law; associate in the Environmental Services and the Energy & Natural Resources Groups of Babst Calland; term expires January 2019.

Joanne C. Kilgour -- Lancaster, PA; B.A. Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University; J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Director, Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter; term expires January 2019.

Susan Landes -- Denver, PA; B.S, Recreation and Parks, Penn State University; M.P.A, Penn State University; Executive Director, Lancaster Recreation Commission; term expires January 2019.

L. Richard Sayles -- Harrisburg, PA; B.S. Developmental Psychology, Penn State University; Dauphin County Area Coordinator for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of the Capitol Region; term expires January 2020.

Geralyn Umstead-Singer -- Hershey, PA; B.A. in Communications, Lycoming College; community volunteer; term expires January 2021.

Ephraim Zimmerman -- Pittsburgh, PA; B.S. Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University; M.S. Forest Ecology, University of Michigan; Ecological Assessment Manager, PA Natural Heritage Conservancy; term expires January 2020.

PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE APPOINTMENTS

Rocco S. Ali -- North Apollo, PA; B.S. Biology and Chemistry, Geneva College; M.S. Orthopedics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh; Physical Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, Nova Care Outpatient Rehabilitation; term expires January 2020.

L. Stockton Illoway -- Phoenixville, PA; B.A. Liberal Arts, Harvard University; M.S. Financial Science, American College; Senior Sales Associate, 1847 Financial; term expires January 2020.

Robert E. Kirchner -- St. Marys, PA; B.S. Health & Physical Education, Slippery Rock University of PA; Owner, WhyNotSafety, LLC; Immediate Past President, American Council of Snowmobile Associations; Vice President, Allegheny Forest Alliance; term expires January 2020.

Walter N. Peechatka -- New Cumberland, PA; B.S. Forestry, Penn State University; Senior Consultant, Versant Strategies; term expired January 2016.

Janet L. Sweeney -- Luzerne, PA; B.A in Sociology, State University of New York; M.S. Science in Planning and Regional Development, University of Arizona; Director, Pennsylvania Environmental Council; term expires January 2018.

David Trimpey -- Pittsfield, PA; B.S. in Forest Science, Penn State University; Resource Manager, Kane Hardwood Division of Collins Pine Company; term expires January 2021.

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE APPOINTMENTS

Clifford C. David, Jr. -- Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery County, PA; B.A. Psychology, Bucknell University; B.S. Botany, University of Vermont; M.S. Organization and Management, Antioch College; President, Conservation Economics; term expires January 2020.

William C. Forrey -- Camp Hill, PA; B.S. Landscape Architecture; M.S. Regional Planning, Penn State University; Retired Pennsylvania State Park Director; term expires January 2019.

Greg Goldman -- Philadelphia, PA; B.A. Northwestern University;  Master of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago; Executive Director of Audubon PA and Vice President of National Audubon Society; term expires January 2021.

Gary M. B. Kribbs -- Havertown, PA; B.A. Geology, University of Toledo; M.S. Geology, University of Toledo; President, AEON Geoscience, Inc.; term expires January 2020.

Vacancy

Vacancy

SECRETARY OF DCNR

Cindy Adams Dunn -- Camp Hill, PA; B.S. Biology, Shippensburg University; M.S. Biology, Shippensburg University

CNRAC Officers

Chairman -- Gary Kribbs

1st Vice Chairman -- Ephraim Zimmerman

Secretary -- Janet Sweeney

Advisor -- Gretchen Leslie

Assistant -- Katie Woodbury