Governor Names Rich McLeod of Franconia to Serve as Permanent North Country Representative

From the Office of Governor John Lynch

CONCORD - Gov. John Lynch today named Rich McLeod of Franconia to serve as his permanent North Country staff person. McLeod has served as interim North Country staff person since March.

"I am pleased that Rich McLeod will stay on permanently as my North Country staff person. Rich has extensive experience in state government, deep connections to the North Country, and an understanding of the issues facing the region," Gov. Lynch said. "And over the past two months, he has more than proven his ability and dedication to this job."

McLeod is the retired director of state parks.

"At this critical time for the North Country, with the announced closure of the Berlin pulp mill and the recent closure of Groveton Paperboard, the position of Governor's North Country representative is even more important. I am pleased to have someone of Rich McLeod's experience and dedication representing my office on the ground to ensure that the state is doing everything possible to assist workers and North Country officials," Gov. Lynch said.