Skip to comments.CA: Governor appoints conservation director
Posted on 08/05/2005 3:30:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Bridgett Luther Thompson to head the state Department of Conservation Friday.
Thompson, 50, was previously a regional development director for Hands on Bay Area, which matches its network of volunteers to local charities. Prior to that, she was national development director for Republicans for Environmental Protection.
"Bridgett shares my dedication to protecting our environment and ensuring our natural resources are wisely conserved," Schwarzenegger said in a statement.
Thompson, a member of both the Sierra Club and the Wilderness Society, has also served as program director for the Trust for Public Land in Charlotte, N.C.
"I am committed to balancing California's needs today with our obligations tomorrow by ensuring the sensible use and conservation of energy, land and mineral resources," she said in a statement.
Thompson, a Republican, earned a bachelor of arts degree from Vanderbilt University and certificates from Duke University and the Indiana University School of Philanthropy.
The Department of Conservation provides services and information about California's environmental health, land use and management of the state's natural resources.
Thompson will have to be confirmed by the Senate. The salary for the position is $108,753.
On the Net:
The Department of Conservation: http://www.consrv.ca.gov
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Sierra Club, Trust for Public Land, Wilderness Society..
But she's a Republican. :)
The Indiana University School of Philanthropy? What, she got a degree in how to give away money?
Ohhhh, I got it! The Indiana University School of Tax Evasion, Resource Racketeering, and Influence Buying! Yeah, that's it.
No No.. It's a school that teaches ethical fundraising.
Come to think of it, your last title was dead on. :)
Directors Aurie Kryzuda and Martha Marks and new Development Director Bridgett Thompson make up the Membership and Development Committee, which recently launched an aggressive growth campaign on several fronts.
I've never heard of this Rep.org Are they for real, or a front group for ? From the website:
REP AMERICA--The National Grassroots Organization of Republicans for Environmental Protection
Help us convince the GOP leadership that Republicans care about preserving America's natural heritage.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!!
National Registry of GREEN REPUBLICANS
Registration is free and all participants will receive a complimentary copy of the Green Elephant and the publication Conservation is Conservative.
a Greeno .
just the latest installment of GReen in a state gubamint role.
Arnold's appointee to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Kirkwood, was also from the Trust for Public Land. He seems to select appointees from a narrow group of folks (e.g. CFR, TPL, etc.)