TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the reappointment of two commissioners to the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission on Tuesday.
Edward H. Fite III, of Tahlequah, and Dr. Lynna Hembree Carson, of Stilwell, will each serve four-year terms that end Dec. 1, 2021.
“I believe both Mr. Fite and Dr. Carson bring unique knowledge and experiences to the table,” said Tribal Councilor Keith Austin, of Claremore. “Preserving our natural resources is vital to honoring our ancestors and protecting future generations of our citizens. I know these two commissioners will continue serving while keeping the tribe’s best interests in mind.”
The Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission regulates traditional areas of environmental concern such as water quality. Commissioners also review environmental codes and recommend changes to the Tribal Council.
The next meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.
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