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Governor Huntsman Names New Coordinator of the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office

News Release
March 25, 2005
Salt Lake City, Utah-Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., today announced Lynn Stevens as the newly appointed Coordinator of the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office.

For eight years Stevens was Vice President, Precision Weapons Programs and Program Manager for the BAT Weapons Program with Northrop Grumman Corp. in California. Stevens served on active duty as a U.S. Army Commissioned Officer for 33 years, the last eleven years as a general officer. He retired from the Army as a Major General. Most recently, he has served as a San Juan County Commissioner.

"It seems I do not know how to retire," said Stevens. "Serving San Juan County as a Commissioner has been very enjoyable and rewarding. I look forward to this new opportunity to serve the citizens of the State of Utah."

Stevens has extensive knowledge of public lands issues. As San Juan County Commissioner, Stevens has the primary responsibility for Public Lands Policy and interface with the State and Federal Public Lands agencies. Stevens was appointed to the Governor's Outdoor Recreations and Economic Ecosystems Task Force and has served since its beginning. He also serves as co-chair on the executive committee of the State RS2477 project. In addition Stevens is a member of the public lands committee of the Utah Association of Counties (UAC).

"Because Utah is so dependant upon effective interaction with the Federal Government it is vitally important to have someone as qualified as Lynn Stevens coordinating public lands policy for the state," said Governor Huntsman.

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