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Cooper Names Commission, Board Members

RALEIGH —  Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday appointments to 55 boards and commissions, including the Marine Fisheries Commission, the North Carolina Emergency Response Commission and North Carolina State Board of Registration for Foresters.

Gov. Roy Cooper

“These appointees go the extra mile in serving North Carolina,” Cooper said in a statement. “I’m thankful for the experience and dedication they will bring to these boards and commissions.”

Garry McCormick of Charlotte was appointed to the North Carolina Emergency Response Commission as a representative affiliated with the production, storage or transportation of hazardous materials. McCormick worked for the Charlotte Fire Department for 30 years and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, the North Carolina Emergency Management Association, and the National Fire Protection Association.

Registered forester Mark Megalos of Raleigh was appointed to the North Carolina State Board of Registration for Foresters. He is an extension professor for North Carolina State University’s College of Natural Resources.

Cooper appointed to the Marine Fisheries Commission commercial fisherman Sam Romano of Wilmington, co-owner and co-founder of Seaview Crab Co., and commercial fishing dealer/processor Doug Cross of Bayboro, who owns Pamlico Packing Co. Inc.

New members were also appointed to several community college boards of trustees, North Carolina Child Well-Being Transformation Council, North Carolina Real Estate Commission, Structural Pest Control Committee, Task Force for Safer Schools and Statewide Independent Living Council.

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