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W. Peter Conroy
Director, Environmental Policy & Information Center

Pete Conroy is the Director of Jacksonville State University's Environmental Policy and Information Center (EPIC). Trained as a biologist, Mr. Conroy moved to Alabama in 1985 to work as the curator of the Anniston Museum of Natural History.

Since then, he has received appointments from Alabama Governors Don Siegelman (D), Fob James (R), Jim Folsom (D) and Guy Hunt (R). In 2002 he was selected by Governor Siegelman to Chair the Alabama Commission on Environmental Initiatives and later the Alabama Geographic Information Council.

Retained by President George Bush, Pete received White House appointments by President Bill Clinton in early 1999 to serve as Alternate U.S. Federal Commissioner of the Tri-State (ACT/ACF) Water Compacts. He was also selected by the Office of the Secretary of the Army to serve on an Operational Assessment Team to review safety measures relating to the destruction of chemical warfare materials in Alabama.


W. Peter Conroy


Additionally and through his appointments, Pete leads a number of projects related to conservation and economic development. Examples include the establishment and operation of the Little River Canyon Field School, the reuse of the former Fort McClellan, the Chief Ladiga Rail-Trail, and several Alabama-based initiatives promoting smart growth, environmental education, the arts, conservation, ecotourism and water policy.

Born in Pennsylvania, Pete moved to Asheville, North Carolina with his family in 1970. He later received his Bachelor's degree in biology from Furman University in South Carolina and his Master's degree in zoology from the University of Georgia.

With his wife Roxana and daughter Haley, Pete lives in Jacksonville, Alabama. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Conroy of Asheville, NC.

Link to detailed resume (updated November 2002)


Pete with wife Roxana and daughter Haley


Environmental Policy Information Center
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North, Suite 246 Martin,
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
Telephone #: (256) 782-5681...Fax #: (256) 782-5817
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