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News Briefs: Cincinnati Nature Center names executive director, Gov. Bevin makes appointments

Cinci Nature Center chooses Corney

Cincinnati Nature Center has named Dr. Jeffrey Corney as its new Executive Director. Corney will begin his tenure at the Nature Center in mid-May following the retirement of the current Executive Director, Bill Hopple, who has served in the role for the past 23 years.
According to Corney, “During my career, I have frequently referred to one aspect or another of the Cincinnati Nature Center’s approach as a ‘gold standard’ of what a nature center can and should be. To find myself now welcomed as the new director of what has been such an aspirational organization is a tremendous honor and joy for me. My family and I are so looking forward to being a part of what is clearly a beloved community icon and devoted champion of an education and conservation mission already dear to our hearts.”

Dr. Jeffery Cornet

Corney has enjoyed a 30-year career as an educator and conservationist and has had the unique privilege of serving as director of two nature centers and an ecological field station. He shares a love and enthusiasm for nature with his wife and three very active children. Corney currently serves as executive director of The Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio where he oversees nature and science education programs as well as a diverse range of land conservation initiatives, including land trust, consulting forestry, and conservation burial operations. He also teaches environmental studies courses at the College of Wooster. Previously, Corney served as adjunct faculty and as managing director of the University of Minnesota’s renowned ecological research field station, the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.  Prior to Minnesota, he served as environmental science faculty at Lynchburg College of Virginia, and as the inaugural director of the college’s Claytor Nature Study Center. 

Before settling into administration and classroom teaching, Corney led wilderness field courses in the Rocky Mountains, Canada, and East Africa as an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). 

Governor’s appointments

Matthew Zane Moore, a barber, of Burlington has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Barbering.

He will represent barbers and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2022.

The Kentucky Board of Barbering makes periodic inspections of barber shops and barber schools. It determines whether each individual and business has the required license, follows up on complaints regarding those individuals working without licenses and investigates other violations of the law and inspects premises of shops and schools to determine compliance with sanitary standards and physical requirements as established by the Board.

Wayne M. Meyer of Florence has been appointed as a member of the Finance and Administration Architectural Services Selection Committee.

Wayne M. Meyer, of Florence, is a retired architect. He will serve for a term expiring March 5, 2020.

The Architectural Services Selection Committee, created within the Finance and Administration Cabinet, shall participate in every instance of the Cabinet’s procurement of architectural services.

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