Ohio DNR watercraft chief retires

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus resident Pamela Dillon has announced her retirement effective April 30 as chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft.

“It is with sincere gratitude that all of us in ODNR share in thanking Chief Dillon for a truly remarkable career in boating education and service to Ohio boaters,” said David Mustine, ODNR director.

Dillon has served as watercraft chief since 2007. In this position, she served as Ohio’s boating law administrator in charge of the state’s waterways law enforcement activities and boating programs.

Dillon first joined ODNR in 1976 as a park naturalist aide.  She attained her peace officer training certificate and was appointed to serve as a state watercraft officer in 1977.  She then went on to serve as manager of the Division of Watercraft’s Public Information and Education section.  From 1996-2002, she served as one of two deputy chiefs in the division before departing ODNR in November 2002 to serve as executive director of the Virginia-based American Canoe Association.

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