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Idaho Park and Recreation elects officers

Region Five Board Member Jean S. McDevitt of Pocatello has been elected the new chair of the Idaho Parks and Recreation board of directors. McDevitt is an Idaho native who has served on the board since 1997.

"I have a lifelong interest in the outdoors," McDevitt said. "As chairwoman, I hope to influence decisions that allow IDPR to continue providing memorable and safe recreational opportunities for the citizens of Idaho and visitors to this great state."

Idaho Parks and Recreation board members represent each of the state's planning regions. They are appointed by the governor for six-year terms.