Stroud tapped for CPY river authority board

Published 6:24 pm Thursday, August 13, 2020

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Steve Stroud of Goshen was recently appointed the At-Large Director for Pike County on the Board of Directors of the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority (CPYRWMA).  Probate Judge Michael Bunn administered the Oath of Office to him August 12, 2020 at a ceremony held at the Pike County Courthouse in Troy.        

  Mr. Stroud is a third-generation poultry and hay farmer. He and his wife of 21 years, Valerie, have one daughter, Abbigale. Their farm consists of 8 broiler houses and 235 acres of hay. He serves as President of the Pike County Farmers Federation and is the District 10 Director of the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Goshen CO-OP. Steve is also a member and past President of the Alabama Hay and Forage Committee. He served 9 years on the Pike County FSA County Committee.                        

“Our Board is looking forward to the contributions Steve Stroud will make to the agency because of his dedicated service to his community and his appreciation of the natural resources in this area of southeast Alabama. We feel he will not only be an asset to our Board but an effective representative for Pike County as well,” said Lisa Harris, Executive Director of the CPYRWMA.

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The CPYRWMA is a state agency established by the Legislature in 1991 and is responsible for developing plans and programs relating to water resource management in the areas of water quality, water quantity, flood control, and water conservation education.

It is the only watershed management authority in Alabama that is a state agency.

  The river basin covers 2.3 million acres in southeast Alabama. The CPYRWMA is non-regulatory and governed by a sixteen-member Board of Directors selected from the ten southeastern counties and appointed by the Soil & Water Conservation District in each county.