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Gov. Perry Appoints Baker to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Friday, March 23, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Toby Baker of Austin to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) effective April 16, 2012, for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2017. The commission establishes, oversees and implements policies regarding clean air, clean water and other environmental concerns for the State of Texas.

Baker was most recently a policy and budget advisor on energy, natural resources and agriculture issues for the Governor's Office, where he was also the liaison between the office and members of the Legislature, constituents, the Railroad Commission of Texas, TCEQ, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Animal Health Commission. He is a past natural resource policy advisor to Sen. Craig Estes, former director and clerk of the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources.

Baker received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and a Master of Public Service and Administration from the Texas A&M George Bush School of Government and Public Service. He is also a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and the Governor's Executive Development Program at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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