Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Former ODNR head says his good-byes, too; Door open for return?

Ousted Ohio Division of Wildlife chief Dave Graham was not the only Ohio Department of Natural Resources official who made a farewell address to his troops.

So did Sean Logan, who served for four years as the ODNR director during the Democratic administration of then-governor Ted Strickland.

Maybe one question is what Logan is referring to when he says "... Farewell Until We Meet Again." Perhaps one can read into that another run for the job by Strickland and a return of Logan to the ODNR top job. Anything is possible when it comes to Ohio politics.

Anyway, here is the text of Logan's Jan. 7 e-mailed address:

From: Logan, Sean
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 7:00 PM
To: ODNR Field Offices; Fountain Square Employees
Subject: Thank You and Farewell Until We Meet Again

Dear ODNR Family:

I’m signing off as 11th Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. I’m headed home to the family more enriched, more tested and with many new friends. ODNR is a very special place with a special mission.

Each Administration has had their own way of achieving our collective missions and I want to let you know that I am very hopeful for the future of our department’s mission. I am comfortable in this statement because I am impressed with incoming Director David Mustine. He is a genuine individual that earned my respect immediately and I know that he has our mission at heart.

Together we have made Ohio and its natural world a better place. We have proven, once again, that economic progress and conservation can be achieved at the same time. We are able to achieve this because of your professionalism and understanding of our collective connection to our natural world.

I wish you, as individuals, and collectively as members of the ODNR family, much success.

Thank you for four wonderful years,


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