The Lumber Association of California and Nevada (LACN) executive director Ken Dunham has been named to the board of directors of the California Forest Products Commission. He will serve on the board as an alternate in the “public member” category.
The Forest Products Commission was established in the state of California by legislation in 1990, with the goal of educating the public about the benefits of forest management and sustainable forestry practices. The ultimate goal of the program is to help protect wildlife and water quality while still providing wood products to consumers.
“I’m very honored and pleased to add the voice of the Lumber Association of California and Nevada to the Forest Products Commission. Wood is one of the most important products this state produces, and anything we can do to further the use of wood and to help the public understand the care and concern this large industry has, is very important,” Dunham said in a statement.
Dunham has served as executive director of the LACN since 2006. Prior to that, he has served with various construction trade associations, worked in advertising and public relations and served as a political consultant and manager for numerous campaigns and ballot issues related to forestry.
LACN is a lumber and building materials trade association headquartered in Sacramento, Calif. The organization has nearly 500 member firms with most in California and Nevada, but also from 17 other states and Canadian provinces.