FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS FISH & GAME AWARD
Rep. Chandler Honored forHis Lifetime of Support of the NH Fish & Game Mission
Photo id: (l to r) Ellis Hatch, Jr., Fish & Game Commission Director Glenn Normandeau and Chandler.
Concord—Former Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Gene Chandler (r-Bartlett), who has also served in numerous other leadership roles during his 33 years in the House, was presented with the Ellis R. Hatch, Jr. Commission Award of Excellence today during ceremonies at the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department in Concord.
Rep. Chandler served as Speaker of the New Hampshire House from 2000-04 and has been a member of the Bartlett Board of Selectmen for 41 years. He was recognized today for his many years of support of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s mission. The award is named in honor of the longtime Fish and Game Commissioner from Rochester, who represented Strafford County on the commission for 25 years. It is given annually in recognition of a lifetime of dedicated service to the conservation of New Hampshire fish and wildlife and to the advancement of public understanding and enjoyment of these resources. Mr. Hatch, who was on hand to personally present the award, thanked Rep. Chandler for his years of service to the state and described him as some who, “could really get things done.”
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is made up of 11 members, one from each county in the state and one representing the coastal communities. Commissioners are citizens' representatives on the stewardship of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources. The Commission oversees the setting of policies for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.