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South Slough NERR Management Commission
Department of State Lands
Mary Abrams
Mary Abrams

Mary M. Abrams, Commission Chair 

Mary Abrams is the Director of the Oregon Department of State Lands.  By state statute, the Director serves as the permanent chair of the Management Commission.  The Commission serves as the Reserve's immediate governing body and establishes operating policies and administrative rules for the Reserve.  As per state statute, the following eight members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor and serve as representatives of specific institutions, agencies, and other constituencies.  The Management Commission reviews Reserve activities and proposed initiatives at meetings that are held three times a year and are open to the public.

University of Oregon
Dr. Craig Young
Dr. Craig Young
Dr. Craig Young
Dr. Young is the Director of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology.  He represents the University of Oregon on the Management Commission.

Oregon State University

Dr. Bob Cowen 
Dr. Bob Cowen
Dr. Cowen is the Director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.  He represents Oregon State University on the Management Commission. 

Coos County Commission
Bob Main
Bob Main
Bob Main
Bob Main of the Coos County Board of Commissioners represents Coos County on the South Slough NERR Managment Commission. 

Education
 
Trent Hatfield
Trent Hatfield
Mr. Hatfield is an educator who teaches science to high school students in the Bandon school district.  He represents K - 12 education on the Management Commission.
General Public
Nicole Jackson
Nicole Jackson
Nicole Jackson
Nicole Jackson represents the general public on the Management Commission.  She is a resident of Coos Bay, Oregon.

Ocean & Coastal Resources Management
Kris Wall
Kris Wall
Kris Wall
Kris Wall represents the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resources Management on the Management Commission.  She serves as its only non-voting member.

Port of Coos Bay
David Kronsteiner
David Kronsteiner
David Kronsteiner
David Kronsteiner serves as the President of the Board of Commissioners for the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay. He represents the Port of Coos Bay on the South Slough Reserve Management Commission. Mr. Kronsteiner is the owner of West Coast Contractors, Inc., which is a heavy and commercial construction company.

Oregon Indian Tribes
 
Toni Ann Brend
Toni Ann Brend
Toni Ann Brend serves on the Coquille Tribal Council and she represents the Coquille Tribe Indians on the South Slough NERR Management Commission.