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Martineau Announces Brock Hill as Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation

Tuesday, March 01, 2011 | 03:46am

Hill to Lead Award-Winning Tennessee State Parks System

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced today that Brock Hill has joined the department as Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation, effective immediately.  Hill will oversee Tennessee’s 53 award-winning state parks and 81 state natural areas.


“Governor Haslam and I are excited to have someone of Brock’s experience lead our team of talented parks professionals,” said Martineau.  “As a former mayor and small business owner, he understands the needs of our local communities and fully appreciates the economic and environmental benefits, as well as enhanced quality of life, a vibrant state parks system provides.”


Hill served as mayor of Cumberland County for the past 16 years, and has spent more than 20 years as the operator of a family-owned small business in Crossville.  He has successfully led a growing county recognized for its successful strategic planning and regional cooperation in areas like economic and community development, workforce development, public health and water resource planning. 


As a long-time board member of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and an advisor to Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Historic Preservation, Hill has a record of advocacy for parks, recreation and historical preservation.


“Tennessee possesses a diverse array of plant and animal life, spectacular scenery, and an intriguing history,” said Hill.  “Our state and local parks provide a showcase to safely recreate and experience our many natural and cultural assets.  I look forward to working with the Bureau of Parks and Conservation staff to sustain our parks’ efforts and enhance all aspects of the park visitor’s experience.”   


Hill has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Auburn University.  He is married to Cameron Hill and they have three daughters. 



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