Wolf fills seat left vacant by O'Leary
Newly-elected State Senator Dan Wolf has been appointed to the Ocean Advisory Commission by MA Senate President Therese Murray. Wolf is filling the seat left vacant by former State Senator Robert O'Leary. The 18-member Ocean Advisory Commission is made up of legislators, agency representatives and stakeholder representatives and is charged with assisting the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs in developing an ocean management plan.
The commission meets quarterly and the next meeting will be scheduled for August or September. The commission was created by the Massachusetts Oceans Act of 2008, signed by Governor Patrick in May of that year. The act required the Commonwealth to develop a "first-of-the-nation comprehensive plan to manage development in state waters".
"I am thrilled to have Senator Wolf join the Ocean Advisory Commission," said EEA Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. "He brings passion and heightened attention to coastal and ocean management issues."
On joining the commission, Senator Wolf said, "For the Cape and Islands, our past, present, and future are all defined in large part by our relationship to the seas around us."
Mr. Wolf represents the Cape & Islands District. For more information on the state senator, visit his website here.