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Council Members

Council Chair
Vacant

 

State of Alabama
Kay Ivey
Governor

Designee:
Chris Blankenship
Commissioner, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

State of Florida
Rick Scott
Governor

Designee:
Herschel T. Vinyard Jr.
Former Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

State of Louisiana
John Bel Edwards
Governor

Designee:
Johnny Bradberry
Chair
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

State of Mississippi
Phil Bryant
Governor

Designee:
Gary Rikard
Executive Director
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

State of Texas
Greg Abbott
Governor

Designee:
Toby Baker
Commissioner
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality  

 

U.S. Department of the Agriculture
Sonny Perdue
Secretary

U.S. Department of the Army 
Ryan D. McCarthy
Acting Secretary

U.S. Department of Commerce
Wilbur Ross
Secretary

Designee:
Paul Doremus
Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Conservation and Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
Scott Pruitt
Administrator

U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
Elaine Duke
Acting Secretary

Designee: 
Admiral Charles Michel

U.S. Department of the Interior
Ryan Zinke
Secretary

Designee:
Mary Josie Blanchard
Director, Gulf of Mexico Restoration 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks