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LSOHC Council Members

Members of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council

Member Term Expires Appointing Authority
Mr. David Hartwell January 2021 Governor
Ms. Jamie Swenson January 2021 Governor
Ms. Jane Kingston* January 2019 Governor
Ms. Julie Blackburn* January 2019 Governor
Mr. Denny McNamara January 2021 House
Mr. Ron Schara* January 2019 House
Rep. Leon Lillie per appointing authority House
Rep. Dan Fabian per appointing authority House
Mr. Robert (Bob) Anderson, Chair* January 2021 Senate
Mr. Barry Tilley January 2019 Senate
Sen. Andrew Lang per appointing authority Senate
Sen. David Tomassoni* per appointing authority Senate

Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC)

The 12-member council was created by the legislative branch in 2008 and consists of:


  • 2 public members appointed by the Senate Rules and Administration Subcommittee on Committees
  • 2 public members appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives
  • 4 public members appointed by the Governor
  • 2 members of the Senate appointed by the Senate Rules and Administration Subcommittee on Committees
  • 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House

* Executive Committee Members


Those interested in serving on the Council should visit the Secretary of State's Open Appointments web page for more information.

Terms expiring in January are typically published the prior November.