A familiar face to Lincoln County voters is joining the Catawba/Wateree River Basin Advisory Commission.
Sen. David L. Curtis (R-Lincoln) recently announced his appointment to the commission by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham). Curtis’s term is effective immediately.
According to a press release from the Curtis’s office, the Catawba/Wateree River Basin Advisory Commission is responsible for “providing guidance and making recommendation to local, state and federal entities about the use, stewardship and enhancement of the Catawba/Wateree River Basin and its natural resources.”
The commission was created by the combined efforts of the North Carolina General Assembly and the South Carolina General Assembly, and it includes representatives from both states.
A major supplier of electricity, drinking water and recreational opportunities, the Catawba/Wateree River serves citizens and businesses in Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln Counties, which Curtis represents.
“A major part of our economy in District 44 comes from the Catawba/Wateree River Basin and the benefits we derive from Lake Norman; therefore, I look forward to serving in a forum that allows for the discussion of the issues affecting the basin,” he said.
Curtis is currently serving in his first term in the North Carolina Senate, where he has been appointed vice-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee as well as co-chairman of a joint legislative study committee on the Affordable Care Act.