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Friday, July 18, 2014

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

New Commissioner Appointed to Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Jackson - The Commission on Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks swore in its newest member, Bill F. Cossar, at its July meeting.  Cossar, a Charleston native and University of Mississippi alumnus, will represent District One (Northeast MS), replacing former Commissioner John C Stanley, IV. 


An avid sportsman and cattle rancher, Cossar brings passion and practical experience to resource management and conservation.  The commissioner, an Entergy MS retiree, has served as a member of the Board of Economic Development as well as an eight year term on the Mississippi State Personnel Board, during which he was named Chairman and Vice Chairman.  In 2003, Cossar was awarded House Concurrent Resolution No. 72 by the Mississippi Legislature for his outstanding service to our state. 


The Commission is composed of five persons appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term of five years.  One commissioner is appointed from each of the five congressional districts as they existed prior to 2000.


For more information regarding the Commission on Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, visit our website at or call us at (601) 432-2400. 

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