Martens confirmed as DEC leader

Betty Little

March 09, 2011

March 9, 2011 - By MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Outdoors Writer

The state Senate unanimously confirmed Joe Martens as the new commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation Tuesday.

Martens, who had been DEC's acting commissioner since late January, is the former head of the Open Space Institute and the chairman of the state Olympic Region Development Authority's board of directors.

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