Service Award - Mark Harrison, 15 Years
|In this July 2005 photo, from left are Conservation Commissioners George
Stunkard and J.T. Winters Jr., OCC employees Mark Harrison and Dwain Phillips, and Commissioners Dan Lowrance, Virginia Kidd and Rick Jeans. Harrison is holding a copy of the book, Out of the Dust - The History of Conservation in the 20th Century. Phillips is holding a Governor’s Commendation presented to OCC for its work on the book.
OCC Information Officer Mark Harrison was recognized at the January 2008 Commission meeting for 15 years of service to the Conservation Commission and the state of Oklahoma. OCC Assistant Director Ben Pollard commended Harrison for his hard work and loyalty to the agency and to conservation districts. He noted that Harrison had coauthored and coordinated publication of two books for OCC. The first, Oklahoma's Wetlands Reference Guide, by Harrison and James E. Henley, was published in 2000. The second, Out of the Dust - The History of Conservation in Oklahoma in the 20th Century, by Harrison and F. Dwain Phillips, was published in 2004 and was selected by the American Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable Notable Documents Panel as one of 10 notable government documents in the nation for 2004. As a result of the honor, the Conservation Commission received a Governor's Commendation from Gov. Brad Henry.