|Press Releases | Search DNR | DNR Home|
Somers Cove Marina Commission Executive Director Named
Crisfield, Md.– Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary John R. Griffin today announced the appointment of Dr. Lloyd S. Tyler III of Crisfield as Executive Director of the newly formed Somers Cove Marina Commission. Dr. Tyler will assume the position effective December 17, 2008.
“My family has lived in the Smith Island/Crisfield region for 14 generations,” said Dr. Tyler. “I am thrilled to serve a facility so important to this area. I look forward to working with the Commission, slip holders and community to make Somers Cove Marina an even more valuable asset and have it be recognized as a premiere destination on the Chesapeake Bay.”
Dr. Tyler recently retired after serving 28 years in the Somerset County school system, most recently as a principal. He holds a doctorate in education.
“Dr. Tyler’s deep ties to the community, experience as an educator and project manager coupled with his excellent communication skills and abounding enthusiasm will result in sound management of Somers Cove Marina,” said Department of Natural Resources Secretary John R. Griffin.
The interview panel was made up of representatives from Somerset County, the City of Crisfield, and the Department of Natural Resources.
The State of Maryland officially transfers the operation of the marina to the Somers Cove Marina Commission on January 1, 2009. For more information on Somers Cove, visit http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/eastern/somerscove.html
December 4, 2008
Contact: Ray Weaver
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov.