Local resident R. Lynn Moore has been inducted into the Tennessee Environmental Hall of Fame for a noteworthy career in environmental health.
The induction ceremony took place Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Franklin, Tenn. The Environmental Hall of Fame is located at Lamb Hall on the campus of East Tennessee State University, which has the nation’s oldest accredited environmental program, first accredited in 1969.
Moore was born in Warren County and graduated from Franklin County High School. He earned a B.S. Degree in Agriculture from Tennessee Tech University.
He began his career as an environmentalist at Franklin County Health Department and spent 17 years as a field environmentalist. In 1985, he was promoted to field office manager for the Southeast Region based in Chattanooga, where he worked until his retirement in 2006.
He received the Lynn B. Hearn Award as Tennessee Environmentalist of the Year in 1977 and served as TEHA president in 1978 and again in 1991.
He concurrently served in the United States military, including 11 years in the Army National Guard and 30 years in the Air National Guard. He served in the Air Force during Desert Storm. He and his wife, Helen, reside in Rock Island.
The Tennessee Environmental Hall of Fame was created in 2009 and inductees are chosen after a lengthy process. The Hall of Fame currently consists of 24 members.