Lookout Mountain Resident David Watson Named To Tennessee Fish And Wildlife Commission

Monday, August 19, 2013
David Watson
David Watson

David Watson, of Lookout Mountain, has been named to the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) in an appointment made by Governor Bill Haslam. He will represent the TFWC’s District 4, which is comprised of 10 counties in the southeastern portion of the state.

Mr. Watson is involved with numerous outdoors-related organizations. He is a member of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Quality Deer Management, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited (lifetime), Safari Club International (lifetime), and Delta Waterfowl.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, he is a partner with the Mountain View Auto Group. Mr. Watson and his wife, Debbie, have two children (Clay), and a daughter (Katie Tipton), and two granddaughters.

“I am looking forward to serving fellow Tennesseans as well as protecting, conserving, and maintaining our incredible wildlife resources for future generations to hunt and fish,” he said.

TFWC District 4 counties are Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie. His appointment is effective through February 2015.

The TFWC is the governing body of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The TFWC features nine members appointed by Gov. Haslam to represent the commission’s districts. Two members each are appointed by the Speaker of the House and the Speaker of the Senate. There are 13 voting members of the commission. The governor and the commissioners of Tennessee’s Department of Agriculture and Department of Environment and Conservation serve as ex-officio non-voting members.


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