Governor Mike Parson named Dru Buntin as the new Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, effective immediately.
He made his first remarks as director at a press conference Wednesday. He says his priorities include:
He says he will build on accomplishments like a project in Atchison County after the 2019 flood:
Buntin has served as acting director since former director Carol Comer died in June. Buntin has worked for DNR for about 15 years.