Brenau grad named state DNR commissioner

A Brenau University graduate has been tapped by Gov. Brian Kemp to be Georgia’s next Department of Natural Resources commissioner. Walter Rabon currently serves as interim commissioner of the department, a position he’s held since the July 1 departure of Commissioner Mark Williams.

“Throughout his many years of service to the State of Georgia and our Department of Natural Resources, Walter Rabon has dedicated himself to the mission of protecting hardworking Georgians and their ability to enjoy our outdoor spaces,” Kemp said Tuesday. “I look forward to DNR’s continued success ensuring our state is a good steward of its natural resources as he continues to lead the department.”

Rabon began his career with DNR in 1993 as a Conservation Ranger, now referred to as Game Wardens, and worked his way up through the Law Enforcement Division, serving as a Major before becoming Deputy Commissioner and eventually interim commissioner.