Surveyor John Matonich Appointed as Chair of Michigan Natural Resources Commission

Lansing, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of John Matonich, of Davison, as chair of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.

The NRC is a seven-member body whose members are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The NRC works with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to conserve, protect and manage the state’s natural and cultural resources for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations. No more than four members may be from the same political party.

“As a long-standing commission member, John has shown dedication to preserving our state’s natural resources for the benefit of both Michiganders and visitors alike. I am confident he will continue to do great work in this new role and I thank him for his continued service,” Snyder said.

Matonich has served on the NRC since 2010, where he was most recently chair of the Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries. He is chairman and CEO of ROWE Professional Services Co., a firm specializing in professional engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture and aerial photogrammetry.

Matonich is a Michigan native with ties to both peninsulas and earned a bachelor’s degree in land surveying from Michigan Technological University.

Matonich will serve as chair at the pleasure of the governor. His term on the NRC expires Dec. 31, 2017.