Governor Parnell today appointed Ina Jones of Fritz Creek to the Natural Resources Conservation and Development Board. According to the Governor’s office, the Board receives and reviews reports regarding the use of soil resources and holds public hearings and meetings to determine if land is being used in a responsible manner.
Jones has reportedly been a farmer and rancher for four decades, raising beef cattle, horses, hay, and peonies. She and her husband previously owned a local gravel company and guide business. Jones is a commercial member of the Alaska Peony Growers Association and serves on the board of directors for the Pratt Museum.
Jones is appointed to a seat reserved for a resident of Southwest Alaska or the Kenai Peninsula.