Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District

June 1, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District.

The Sparta Groundwater Conservation District serves to study and survey the groundwater resources in the district regarding issues such as conservation, land surface subsidence and groundwater quality degradation. The board advises the commissioner of conservation based on their findings.

According to statute, the board is comprised of 19 voting gubernatorial appointments including one member each from the parishes of Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Union, Webster, and Winn. Additionally, one member is appointed from Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Richland or Sabine parishes and one member is selected from nominations submitted by each of the user groups of wood product industry users, agricultural users and other industrial users. The remaining six members are selected from nominations submitted by various governing entities of municipalities within the district that have a minimum use of five hundred thousand gallons of water per day.

Appointments to the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District:

Terry Emory, of Eros, is an environmental quality manager for the City of West Monroe. Emory will serve as a member selected from nominations submitted by various governing entities of municipalities within the district that have a minimum use of five hundred thousand gallons of water per day, as required by statute.

Steve Lemmons, of Minden, is a member of the Webster Parish Police Jury and the owner of Uptown Barber Shop. Lemmons will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Webster Parish, as required by statute.

Dan Morgan, of Choudrant, is a secretary/treasurer with the Union Parish Police Jury. Morgan will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Union Parish, as required by statute.

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