Interior Secretary Appoints Gorsegner to Arizona Advisory Council – 02.02.2011

“Given the importance of public lands in Arizona and the many challenges they face, I am excited about this appointment,” said Gorsegner. Gorsegner is the Associate Director of the Institute’s Sun Corridor Legacy Program.

The purpose of the RAC is to enable Arizona citizens to have a meaningful say in how public lands are managed.  RAC members are selected for their ability to provide informed, objective advice on a variety of public land issues, and their commitment to collaboration in seeking solutions to those issues. Gorsegner was selected to represent conservation interests on the RAC.

“I would like to express my deep appreciation for your willingness to commit your time and expertise to the Council,” said Secretary Salazar in a letter to Gorsegner notifying him of his appointment. “I look forward to your active participation as a Council member.”

Prior to joining the Sonoran Institute in 2007, Eric held government relations positions with the Arizona Department of Commerce, the Phoenix Association of Realtors, and the Salt River Project. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Phoenix, Deputy Director of the Clean Elections Commission, Manager of Public Policy and Communications for the Arizona Business and Education Coalition, and Policy Advisor with the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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