STATE HOUSE -- Rep. Jan Malik (D-Dist. 67) of Warren and Barrington has been named to the board of directors of the Coastal Resources Management Council. The appointment was announced late last year to the 16-member board of the CRMC, the lead state agency in dealing with Rhode Island's coastal resources and ecological systems.
"As a resident and Representative of coastal communities, I am greatly concerned about the proper management, preservation, protection and restoration of our state's coastal areas," said Representative Malik about the board appointment. "I look forward to committing the time and energy necessary to keep the CRMC a viable management agency and an organization that actively preserves and protects our state's coastal environs."
During his legislative service, Representative Malik has authored and co-authored a number of bills dealing with coastal protection and he worked diligently to ensure that the current State Budget includes funding for habitat restoration.
"I know the vital importance of coastal resources in the economic and recreational welfare of our state," said Representative Malik. "CRMC needs to be diligent and hard-working in its efforts to protect our coastal areas and I look forward to joining that effort."
Representative Malik is beginning his fourth term in the House of Representatives and has been a member of the House Committee on Finance.
He is one of two members of the House serving on the CRMC board and replaces former Rep. Thomas A. Palangio of Providence, who did not seek re-election last year.