Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Cody Schulz to lead the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation on Monday.
Schulz joined the state’s Department of Emergency Services in 2007 and has served as director of Homeland Security since March 2018.
During his 13 years with DES, he also served as disaster recovery chief, business manager and finance officer, and hazard mitigation grant specialist.
Schulz previously sat on Morton County Commission from 2012 to 2020, including as chairman in 2016, 2017 and 2020.
He says parks are important to the quality of life.
“Why we do this is for the people that visit our parks, and I want to make sure that the ND parks team, our partners and stakeholders, are all on the same page and moving in the right direction. And I think there’s some great work going on at parks right now. And I hope to learn and continue that growth,” Schulz said.
Schulz begins on Oct. 11.