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July 2, 2014

Hilsher reappointed to OSRC board slot

TAHLEQUAH — Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Chairman Gerald Hilsher has been appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to serve another term.

According to information provided by OSRC Administrator Ed Fite, Hilsher was reappointed late Monday and his new term expires May 3, 2018.

Hilsher has been a member of the OSRC for 16 years and has served in a variety of capacities, including chairman and vice chairman.

“I’m very grateful and appreciative of the governor’s confidence in re-appointing me to the OSRC,” said Hilsher. “As chair, at our last meeting, I suggested an ambitious program of revisiting the 1999 Management Plan to assess our past and better prepare for our future with input of local stakeholders, academics, scientists, government and industry representatives. I very much want to see that project to completion. The governor’s reappointment gives me the green light to direct that project.”

Hilsher, a Tulsa resident and attorney, serves the board as an at-large member. He was originally appointed by former Gov. Frank Keating. Prior to his OSRC appointment, Hilsher worked at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. This is his fifth appointment to the OSRC.

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