The Montana Senate confirmed Martha Williams as the next director of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wednesday.
Following a two-hour confirmation hearing on Tuesday, the Senate Fish and Game Committee met for less than 10 minutes Wednesday to take action on her confirmation, the Helena Independent Record reports. Williams, an attorney and former university professor, has been acting director for about two months after her nomination by Gov. Steve Bullock.
More than a dozen people spoke at the Tuesday hearing in support of Williams, praising her legal expertise, experience and demeanor. Lawmakers grilled her on questions including land acquisition, the role of game wardens and landowner relations.