RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 25, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission welcomed five new members to its governing board and elected a new vice-chairman.
Taking their oaths during the agency’s business meeting today were Hayden Rogers of Brasstown, James Cogdell of Norwood, Thomas Berry of Greensboro, Mark Craig of Gibsonville, and John Coley of Holly Springs. Each was sworn in by N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.
Doc Thurston, of Charlotte, was unable to attend the meeting. He will be sworn in at a later date.
By unanimous vote, Commissioners elected Ray White as vice-chairman. White, of Manteo, will serve a 2-year term as vice-chairman. He is the Commissioner for District 1, which includes 13 counties in northeastern North Carolina. White replaces Martin Lewis, former District 9 Commissioner, as vice-chairman.
Rogers and Cogdell were appointed to 6-year terms by Gov. Perdue. Rogers will represent Commission District 9, which includes