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Parson appoints 2 new members to Missouri conservation panel

August 2, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Half of the members of the Missouri Conservation Commission will be new the next time the panel meets.

Gov. Mike Parson announced on Friday that he had appointed Steven Harrison, of Rolla, and Mark McHenry, of Kansas City, to the four-person commission that oversees hunting, fishing and forestry management.

They will replace Marilynn Bradford, of Jefferson City, and David Murphy, of Columbia, whose terms expired July 1.

Harrison is a dentist specializing in orthodontics. McHenry is a business consultant who previously was the director of the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

Conservation commissioners are subject to Senate confirmation and serve six-year terms.

The other two members are Chairman Don Bedell, of Sikeston, and Vice Chairman Barry Orscheln, of Columbia.