Windham elected to lead state wildlife commission

Staff writerJuly 9, 2009 

Steve Windham of Winnabow was elected chairman of the 19-member N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission at its business meeting Wednesday, replacing Wes Seegars of Goldsboro, who will remain the District 3 commissioner.

Windham will serve a two-year term as head of the rule-making body for hunting, fishing, trapping and boating in the state.

Charles "Chuck" Bennett of Matthews was elected vice chairman. He has served on the commission since August 1999 and has been the chairman of the Habitat, Non-Game and Endangered Species Committee.

Windham has served on the commission since July 2000 and most recently was vice chairman. He was recently reappointed to a four-year term by Gov. Beverly Perdue.

Other commissioners reappointed were Berkley C. Skinner III of Rocky Mount, at-large commissioner, reappointed to a four-year term; Nathaniel T. Harris Jr. of Whitsett, District 5 commissioner, six-year term; David Hoyle Jr. of Dallas, District 8 commissioner, six-year term; and Joe Barker of New Bern, District 2 commissioner, six-year term.

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