Thursday, 29 July 2021 17:23

Crump elected chairman of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

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RALEIGH — Rockingham City Manager Monty Crump is now head of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

Crump, who was appointed to the commission by Gov. Roy Cooper in 2017, was elected chairman and sworn in on Thursday. He has served as vice chairman since 2019.

Crump replaces David W. Hoyle, Jr. of Dallas. Thomas L. Fonville of Raleigh was elected vice chairman.

According to a press release, Crump is “a lifetime North Carolina sportsman, outdoorsman and conservationist and has always been a strong advocate for the preservation and enhancement of both the state’s wildlife and natural resources, particularly water management.”

“It’s an honor to be selected chairman by fellow commissioners. I’d like to thank Gov. Cooper for the opportunity, and I look forward to continuing to serve the Wildlife Commission in this leadership role,” Crump said after being elected.

The 19-member commission “establishes policies and regulations governing hunting, fishing, trapping, boating and lands management in North Carolina. Members serve until reappointed or replaced.”

Earlier this year, former Rockingham mayor Gene McLaurin was named chairman of the board of the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., and in April Martie Butler was appointed to a three-year term on that board’s advisory committee.

Several other Richmond County notables serve on state boards, including:

Sheriff James Clemmons - N.C. Juvenile Justice Planning Committee, Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice

  • William R. “Bill” Webb - Rural Infrastructure Authority of N.C. Commerce
  • Dr. John Stevenson, Melanie Carroll and Robert Lee Wallace - Richmond Community College Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Cindy Goodman - N.C. School of Science and Math Board of Trustees
  • Ken Goodman - N.C. Industrial Commission
  • Bryan Land - N.C. Forestry Advisory Council
  • Maddie Ash - N.C. Respiratory Care Board
  • Neil Robinette - N.C. Interagency Coordinating Council for Children from Birth to Five with Disabilities