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The Indiana Natural Resources Commission is an autonomous board that addresses issues pertaining to the Department of Natural Resources. This twelve-member board includes seven citizens chosen on a bipartisan basis, three ex officio members from state agencies, the chair of the advisory council, and one representative of the Indiana Academy of Science. (See IC 14-10). The Commission meets at least four times annually.
The Commission currently has one standing committee: the AOPA Committee, chaired by Jane Ann Stautz.
(From left to right: Chris Smith; Donald Ruch, Ph.D; Doug Grant; Robert Wright; R. T. Green; Steve Lucas; Thomas Easterly; Jane Ann Stautz; Bryan Poynter; Sandra Jensen; Debra Freije; Patrick Early; and Cameron Clark.)
Bryan Poynter Chair - Citizen Member
Jane Ann Stautz Vice Chair - Citizen Member
Cameron F. Clark Secretary - DNR Director
Mark Newman Director, Indiana Office of Tourism Development
Brandye Hendrickson INDOT Commissioner - Laura Hilden (Proxy)
Carol Comer IDEM Commissioner
Patrick Early Chair, Natural Resources Advisory Council
Donald G. Ruch Appointee, Indiana Academy of Sciences
Phil French Citizen Member
Doug Grant Citizen Member
R. T. Green Citizen Member
Robert Wright Citizen Member