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Patricia Harris was appointed as an alternate member of the conservation commission at the Monday, May 18, board of selectmen meeting.

Selectmen on Monday, May 18, unanimously appointed Patricia Harris of Percival Road, Teaticket, an alternate member of the Falmouth Conservation Commission. Ms. Harris previously served as associate town counsel for the Town of Falmouth. She recently retired after more than 10 years with the town.

“The town has been so good to me, and I wanted to give something back,” she said.

After noting her extensive legal background, Selectman Douglas C. Brown asked about her interest in serving on the conservation commission.

“I do have an interest in conservation,” Ms. Harris said. “Ironically, my undergraduate degree is in botany, and was geared toward environmental law and environmental issues. I believe that our wetlands are our most valuable resource, and would love to contribute whatever I can to the commission not as a lawyer, but as a member, because I have a strong interest in the environment.”

Selectman Samuel H. Patterson also noted her legal experience, citing her legacy of supporting conservation decisions on behalf of the town for more than 10 years.

“I think we will be well served by having you as an alternate member, if not as a consultant,” Mr. Patterson said.

Her term ends June 30, 2022.

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