RALEIGH – Clarkton V. Ray Clifton Jr. was reappointed last week to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission board at the recommendation of House Speaker Tim Moore. Clifton’s appointment is for a two-year term.
The Commission elected a new chairman and vice chairman and welcomed three new commissioners to its governing board at its business meeting July 18.
David W. Hoyle, Jr. was elected chairman of the commission after serving as vice-chair for the past two years. Hoyle is an at-large Commissioner appointed in 2017 by Governor Roy Cooper. Hoyle previously served as a commissioner for 15 years and as chairman for two of those years. Hoyle owns an appraisal and land development business and as an avid hunter and angler, he enjoys everything related to outdoor wildlife pursuits.
Monty R. Crump was elected vice chairman. Crump currently serves as District 6 commissioner. Crump has served on the Commission for two years and is the City Manager of Rockingham. As a lifelong sportsman, outdoorsman and conservationist, Crump remains a strong advocate for the preservation and enhancement of both wildlife and natural resources.
Other members reappointed to the board under Moore’s recommendation were Thomas L. Fonville of Raleight, John A. Stone of Jackson Springs and John T. Coley IV of Raleigh.
Gov. Roy Cooper appointed to a six-year term Kelly N. Davis of Swan Quarter as the District 1 commissioner and Stephen L. Windham of Winnabow as the District 4 commissioner.
Senate Leader Phil Berger recommended the two-year reappointments as at-large commissioners of Thomas A. Berry of Greensboro, Mark R. Craig of Greensboro and Landon G. Zimmer of Wilmington.
As part of its statutory authority, 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.