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Paxson Appointed

A PENOKEE MAN HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO THE KANSAS WATER AUTHORITY BY GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK.  The Kansas Water Office coordinates the Kansas water planning process in cooperation with the Kansas Water Authority. The Authority’s 24 members include representatives from diverse water use interest groups and leaders of the state’s natural resource agencies. Advice on policy development comes from Basin Advisory Committees in each of the state’s 12 river basins and other local stakeholders. The Authority, in turn, advises the Governor and Legislature on water issues to be considered for policy enactment.  Don Paxson, of Penokee, owns and operates a 1900-acre dry land farm operation. He has served on the Graham County Conservation District since 1979. Paxson was appointed to the Kansas Water Authority by Governor Graves in 1996, and is being re-appointed to a FOUR-YEAR term by Governor BROWNBACK. (KS Association of Conservation Districts Member)