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MLTC WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARY GRIFFIN

Posted by president on January 31st, 2015

The Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition has named former state Fish and Game
Commissioner Mary Griffin as MLTC’s new Executive Director. Richard K. Hubbard,
MLTC president and executive director of the Franklin Land Trust in Shelburne
Falls, said the organization “is thrilled to have Mary join us as our first
full-time Executive Director. With her many years of experience in land
conservation and her extensive knowledge of environmental policy and the state’s
political landscape, we are confident that Mary will increase MLTC’s relevance
to our member organizations and be a strong and effective voice in support of
their efforts to conserve Massachusetts’ critical open space resources.”

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Posted by president on January 30th, 2015

PETERSON NAMED FISH AND GAME COMMISSIONER

Posted by president on January 30th, 2015

Former Rep. George Peterson’s colleagues on Beacon Hill barely had time to miss
him before the Baker administration announced Thursday that the Grafton
Republican was returning to state government as the commissioner of Department
of Fish and Game. Peterson served 10 terms in the House before deciding to not
run again in 2014. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton,
who served with Peterson in the House, also appointed Mary-Lee King deputy
commissioner of Fish and Game. “As an avid outdoorsman and former commercial
fisherman, George will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a
unique understanding of the issues most important to sportsmen and commercial
fishermen across the Commonwealth,” Beaton said of Peterson, who has worked as a
commercial fisherman based out of Gloucester and as the owner of a wholesale and
retail seafood business. “I am honored to lead the Department of Fish and Game,
and look forward to upholding the Department’s ongoing commitment to the
protection of the Commonwealth’s wildlife, open space, and outdoors educational
programs,” Peterson said in a statement. King previously held the title of
legislative director for the Department of Fish and Game, and worked in the
State House as a chief policy advisor for former Gov. William Weld and chief of
staff to then-Sen. Paul Cellucci. Peterson holds a degree in park management and
arboriculture from the University of Massachusetts-Stockbridge.
- Matt Murphy/SHNS