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Appointment, reappointment made to Natural Resources Commission

Friday, January 4, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Louise Klarr, of Bloomfield, and reappointed Tim Nichols, of Cadillac, to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.

The seven-member commission works to conserve, protect and manage the state's natural and cultural resources. No more than four members may be from the same political party.

"Louise and Tim bring diverse, outstanding experiences to the NRC, and I am confident they will do great work on behalf of the Great Lakes State and its unique resources," said Snyder.

Klarr manages a 400-acre forest and low-land area for deer and turkey and owns a small amount of acreage for rotational crops, both in Michigan. She also helps oversee a family-owned 30-square-mile cattle business in Elko, Nev. She is a member of Kinship Trust Co.'s board of directors and compensation committee. Klarr, a Republican, holds an associate degree in animal science from the University of New Hampshire. She replaces Frank Wheatlake.

Nichols, a Democrat, is managing partner of Labor-Management Fund Advisors LLC, where he oversees the firm's marketing and business development. He previously served as director of external relations for AFL-CIO's building and construction trades department and as president of the Michigan State Building Trade Council.

Appointees will serve four-year terms that expire Dec. 31, 2016, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.