Stevens named to board
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2:13 pm
The Messenger, February 19, 2013
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has appointed state Sen. John Stevens to the West Tennessee River Basin Authority, a division of the state’s Environment and Conservation Department.
“John Stevens is an outstanding young lawyer and an excellent freshman member of the Senate,” Ramsey said. “I have every confidence that he will do West Tennessee proud on this commission.”
“Our waterways are central to this state’s economy and critical to West Tennessee’s way of life,” Stevens said. “I look forward to finding innovative ways to conserve our beautiful natural resources while protecting the rights of property owners. I’d like to thank Lieutenant Governor Ramsey for allowing me to serve West Tennessee on the authority.”
Administratively attached to the Department of Environment and Conservation, the West Tennessee River Basin Authority was created in 1972 to preserve the natural flow and function of the Hatchie, Loosahatchie, Obion and Forked Deer River basins.
The authority is made up of 31 members that include state lawmakers, county mayors and state conservation, agriculture and wildlife officials. The authority covers a 20-county area of West Tennessee, including Obion, Lake, Dyer, Weakley, Gibson, Lauderdale, Madison, Henry, Carroll, Benton, Decatur, Hardin, Haywood, Crockett, Henderson, Chester, McNairy, Tipton, Fayette and Hardeman counties.
Sen. John Stevens