The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today:
North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification Board
Scott Stevens (Wayne County) - Stevens is the city manager of Goldsboro. He serves on the board for the State Building Code Council and the Board of Directors for Wayne City United Way. Stevens attended North Carolina State University. He holds the position for a manager of a North Carolina municipality using a surface water supply.
David Schaad (Orange County) - Schaad is an associate professor and chair at Duke University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He attended undergraduate school at Denison University. He received an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Duke University. Schaad is a reappointment for this board.
Danny Sloan (Iredell County) - Sloan is the assistant manager and operator in charge at Iredell Water Corporation. His professional memberships include the North Carolina Rural Water Association and the North Carolina Waterworks Operators Association. He attended Wilkes and Mitchell community colleges. Sloan is a reappointment representing private industry operations.
Steve Scruggs (Wake County) - Scruggs is the chief engineer at Aecom Technology Corporation. He attended North Carolina State University. He will hold an at-large seat on the board.
The board works to protect public health and conserve and protect the water resources of the state. The board protects the public investment in water treatment facilities, provides for the classifying of public water treatment facilities and requires the examination of water treatment facility operators and the certification of their competency to supervise the operation of water treatment facilities. Each term length is three years.
North Carolina State Water Infrastructure Commission
JD Solomon (Johnston County) - Solomon is vice president of strategic consulting for the Eastern United States with CH2M HILL, which is an American-based global full-service provider of consulting, design, construction and operations services for corporations and federal, state and local governments. He has served on the NCDENR Water Resources Stakeholder Group throughout 2013 and also is a member of the NCDENR Storm Water Technical Review Workgroup. He has a professional certificate in strategic decision and risk management from Stanford, an MBA from the University of South Carolina and a degree in civil engineering from NC State University.
The purpose of the commission is to identify the state's water infrastructure needs, develop a plan to meet those needs and monitor the implementation of the plan. The commission consists of nine members. The governor has two appointments, and each term length is two years.
North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund Board of Trustees
Frederick Beaujeu-Dufour (Sampson County) - Beaujeu-Dufour manages 7,500+ acres of timber and wildlife. He is currently developing a wildlife habitat and implementing the farm's forestry program. He has worked closely with both the NC Wildlife Commission and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Beaujeu-Dufour received an MBA from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Business.
Troy Kickler (Wake County) - Kickler is the founding director of the North Carolina History Project and editor of NorthCarolinahistory.org. The project is funded by the John Locke Foundation. He has taught at the University of Tennessee, Barton College and NC State University. He received an M.S. in social studies education from North Carolina A&T State University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Tennessee.
Greer Cawood (Forsyth County) - Cawood retired from Wachovia Corporation as director of public policy in 2007. She was the NC State appointee to the Natural Heritage Trust Fund and currently serves as lower school vice-president for the FCDS Parents' Association. Her past volunteer work includes serving on the executive committees of the Twin City Garden Club, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem Children's Museum. She has also been a trustee of the North Carolina chapter of The Nature Conservancy and a Board member of the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research.
The board provides funds to clean up pollution in the state's surface waters and protect and conserve those waters not yet polluted. The board also allocates grant funds, develops grant criteria and guidelines and acquires, exchanges and manages land. Each term length is four years.
North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission
Jane Lewis-Raymond (Mecklenburg County) -- Lewis-Raymond joined Piedmont Natural Gas in 2006. She is responsible for the company's legal, legislative and community affairs.
Amy Pickle (Wake County) -- Pickle is the director of Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. She co-taught two state environmental policy classes at Duke and was a guest speaker for the ocean and coastal law and policy class. She previously served on the Environmental Management Commission. Pickle attended the University of Florida and UNC School of Law.
The commission has the authority to make determinations and issue orders pursuant to the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, regulate the spacing of wells and establish drilling units. The term lengths are two years.
Roanoke River Bi-State Commission
Representative Bert Jones (Rockingham County) -- Jones has been a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives since 2011. Prior to that he served on the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. He attended college and dental school at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been in practice since 1988.
The commission's purpose is to provide guidance and make recommendations to local, state and federal legislative and administrative bodies, and to others for the use of stewardship and enhancement of water and other natural resources. It is to provide a forum for discussion of issues affecting the basin's water quality and issues affecting other natural resources; to promote communication, coordination and education among stakeholders within the basin. It identifies problems and recommends appropriate solutions to undertake studies and prepare, publish, and disseminate information through reports, and in other forms related to water quality and other natural resources of the basin. The term length is at the pleasure of the governor.