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GFP News - January 13, 2014

Governor Makes Appointments To Game, Fish And Parks Commission

PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Scott Phillips of Hereford and Paul Dennert of Columbia to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission.

The Governor also reappointed John Cooper of Pierre to the Commission.

"The work of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission is invaluable to the management of our public resources," Gov. Daugaard said. "I thank Scott, Paul and John for their willingness to serve."

Phillips is a rancher and co-owner of River View Lodge in rural Meade County. He will serve the remaining two years of former Commissioner Bill Cerny's term and be eligible for reappointment to a full four-year term in 2016.

Dennert is a farmer and cattleman. He served in the state House of Representatives from 1993 - 1997 and 2005 - 2013, and in the state Senate from 1997 - 2005. He will fill the position held by former Commission Chair Susie Knippling.

Cooper is a former GFP Department Secretary who has served on the Commission since 2010.

All three appointees will be subject to Senate approval.


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