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      JC woman named to Mo Conservation Commission

      JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed Marilynn J. Bradford, of Jefferson City, to the Missouri Conservation Commission. Bradford has been appointed for a term that expires June 30, 2019. But, her appointment still needs Missouri Senate confirmation.

      In a news release, the Governor's office says Bradford is retired from more than 20 years in state government, where she worked for the departments of Social Services and Agriculture. She is a co-owner of Pyramid Home Health Services, which serves more than 3,000 elderly and disabled Missourians. Bradford also co-owns a 1,000-acre hunting preserve in Wayne and Madison counties, as well as a rice farm in Pemiscot County.

      Bradford is a life member of the Conservation Federation of Missouri and an avid fly-fisher. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Columbia College and also has received leadership training from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

      The Missouri Conservation Commission controls, manages, restores, conserves and regulates the bird, fish, game, forestry and all wildlife resources of the state, including hatcheries, sanctuaries, refuges, reservations and all other property owned, acquired or used for such purposes, as well as the acquisition and establishment of those properties.