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The budget for the Department of Natural Resources in Fiscal Year 2013 was $254,045,653.<ref>[http://opb.georgia.gov/sites/opb.georgia.gov/files/related_files/site_page/State%20of%20Georgia%20BIB%20Aug%207-1647.pdf ‘’’Budget in Briefs’’’ “Budget in Brief: Amended Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2013,” 206, accessed June 17, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
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==Compensation==

Revision as of 13:49, 17 June 2013

Georgia Commissioner of Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $254,045,653
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the Board of Natural Resources
Authority:  Georgia Code, 12-2-1
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Board of Natural Resources
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Mark Williams
Assumed office:  December 8, 2010
Compensation:  $141,103
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The Georgia Commissioner of Natural Resources is a state executive position in the Georgia state government. The commissioner heads the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and carries out the policies of the state Board of Natural Resources, which is responsible for regulating the exploitation of Georgia's natural resources. The Board appoints the commissioner subject to the approval of the governor.

Current officeholder

The current commissioner is Mark Williams, who was appointed by the Board of Natural Resources on December 8, 2010[1], and confirmed by Governor Sonny Perdue the next day.

Williams is a director of Prime South Bank, past president of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Rotary Club. He is a former high school teacher and football coach and owns Harris Real Estate in Jesup, GA. Williams also served in the Army National Guard. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Georgia College and State University.[2]

Authority

The office of natural resources commissioner is established by state law.[3]

Georgia Code, 12-2-1

There is created the position of commissioner of natural resources.

Qualifications

There are no particular qualifications required of natural resources commissioners.

Appointments

Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Natural Resources and confirmed by the governor. The board itself is an 18-member body appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate.

Term limits

There are no term limits associated with the office of natural resources commissioner.

Vacancies

State law does not prescribe any particular procedure for dealing with vacancies in the office.

Duties

The commissioner of natural resources is directed to "supervise, direct, account for, organize, plan, administer, and execute the functions vested in the Department of Natural Resources..."[3] The department regulates the exploration and exploitation of Georgia's natural resources, as well as managing state parks and the state's historical places.

Divisions

  • Coastal Resources
  • Environmental Protection
  • Historic Preservation
  • Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites
  • Sustainability
  • Wildlife Resources[4]

State budget

The budget for the Department of Natural Resources in Fiscal Year 2013 was $254,045,653.[5]

Compensation

In 2010, the commissioner received a salary of $141,103.

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Contact info

Address:
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SE
Suite 1252
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-3500

See also

External links

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