Waynesville resident will serve on WNC Public Lands Council

Nov 18, 2013

Waynesville resident Mitchell E. Powell was recently appointed by N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on the Western North Carolina Public Lands Council.

The council is an advisory body created to promote the protection, preservation and sustainability of Western North Carolina’s natural and economic resources. By studying issues, determining needs and advocating solutions to the appropriate federal, state and local officials, the council strives to protect valuable public natural resources for future generations of Western North Carolina residents.

Powell is the owner and operator of Powell Industries, Inc., located in Waynesville. He holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial distribution and a master of science degree in technology, both from Western Carolina University.

Powell also serves on the Haywood Community College Board of Trustees.