Simmons appointed to CRC
Ben “Jamin” Simmons is the newest member of the Coastal Resources Commission, appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue to fill the Recreational Fishing slot previously held by Wayland Sermons.
Simmons manages more than 77,000 acres of farmland in North Carolina and other states, and is a wildlife, agriculture and forestry consultant. He has been very involved in wetlands restoration, including designing the first wetland reserve project in North Carolina, and is involved in many other conservation and environmental programs.
Simmons lives in Fairfield.