Elliott chosen for Bay Commission

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Former Franklin County Commissioner G. Warren Elliott was recently appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem and Lt. Gov. Joe Scarnati to be the Pennsylvania citizen representative to the Chesapeake Bay Commission. The Commission is a tri-state legislative assembly representing Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland designed to coordinate any related policy issues across state lines.

Elliott currently serves as a commissioner for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission where he has gained a reputation as a strong advocate for expanded acquisition of permanent access easements to Pennsylvania’s streams and rivers.  Elliott serves as chairman of the Pennsylvania Habitat and Environment Committee.

“Our Pennsylvania waterways and the opportunities they provide are invaluable” Elliott commented.  “Certainly we must be mindful of the impact we have in Pennsylvania on areas like the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries”.  “Being a member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission is a high honor and I thank Senator Scarnati for entrusting me to be the citizen representative for Pennsylvania.” He added.  Elliott will serve a four year term beginning with the commission’s first meeting in Annapolis in January.