Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Gary D. Jensen of Rapid City to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission and has reappointed Jim Spies.
Jensen will succeed Jeffrey Olson of Rapid City, who has served two terms and was not eligible for reappointment.
Jensen, who will join the commission on Jan. 10, is a partner in the Beardsley, Jensen and Von Wald law firm. He received a bachelor of science degree from South Dakota State University in 1975 and obtained his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1978. Jensen has been involved in a variety of community activities, including Children's Home Society, the Rapid City Community Health Center and Catholic Social Services.
By statute, this particular opening on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission had to be filled by a West River non-farmer.
Spies, a Watertown businessman, initially was appointed to the commission in 2010.
Game, Fish and Parks Commission appointments are subject to state Senate confirmation.