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Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Natural Resources Commission

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Christine Crumbaugh, of St. Louis, and the reappointment of J.R. Richardson, of Ontonagon, to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.

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

"Michigan’s natural resources are an important part of our economy. Christine and James bring diverse experiences to the commission and I am confident they will do great work on behalf of the Great Lakes State," said Snyder.

Crumbaugh is vice president of Crumbaugh Legacy Inc., a board director of GreenStone Farm Credit Services, and owner of Captured by Christine Crumbaugh. She is a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Sugar Co., and the Michigan Corn Growers Association. Crumbaugh earned her associate degree from Davenport University and a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. She and her family enjoy camping, fishing and boating. She represents Republicans and replaces John Madigan.

Richardson is the technical and safety manager for P.M. Power Group and is an avid fly fisherman and hunter. He served as a member of the Michigan Timber Advisory Council and the Michigan State Parks Advisory Committee. Richardson earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan Technological University. He continues to represent Republicans.

Members will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.