The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is pleased to announce, Commissioner Robert Taylor, of Louisville, Mississippi, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks for the coming year. Taylor, a graduate of Mississippi State University, has served four years of his five-year term, having served as vice chairman for the past year. Taylor’s term as chairman began July 1, 2020. Chairman Taylor, a lifelong hunter and angler, is passionate about seeing Mississippi’s hunting heritage preserved. Land conservation and habitat development, among others, are some of his key interests for our state’s abundant natural resources.
“I am so honored to be the Chairman of the commission this year and to be part of such a great group of people that are serving the outdoor and conservation needs of our state,” Taylor said in a release. “We are blessed with all of God’s gifts of nature in Mississippi and it is our job to conserve, protect and utilize all of those to ensure that we have generations of Mississippi folks enjoying our outdoors. MDWFP is an amazing organization with some of the most talented people I have ever met. It has been a pleasure being a part of this group.”
Filling the vice-chairman seat will be District 4 Commissioner Billy Mounger of Jackson, Mississippi.
The five commissioners are appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a five-year term.