New Enid Manager

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 17, 2016

At Batesville’s Rotary Club last week, Enid Lake Resource Manager, Michael Robinson (left) talked with (l. to r.) Perrin Caldwell, Tom Womble and Jim Pitcock. The Panolian photo by John Howell

New Enid Manager has longtime ties

Enid Lake’s new resource manager, Michael Robinson, was introduced at last week’s meeting of the Batesville Rotary Club.
Robinson, who has held nearly every position with the Corps of Engineers at the lake, took over the top job in March when Billy Samuels retired.
Born in Batesville, he spent the first five years of his life near the construction site of Enid Dam, he told the Rotarians. His family moved to Oakland where he attended public school, graduating in 1967.He holds a B.S.E. in physical education, recreation and administration and a B.S.E. in history from Delta State, and has done post graduate work at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Robinson taught school, coached and served as principal for 22 years, 16 of those at Charleston High School.
He began working for the Corps of Engineers in 1972 and has worked as a seasonal and permanent employee and in all ranger positions.
Enid Lake’s native trees, plants and wildlife have been the topic of numerous programs he’s presented for groups through the years. But he is perhaps most impassioned about promoting water safety. Robinson has worked on material for print and TV advertising, and has developed water safety games and activities for school groups.
In addition, he has conducted a great deal of research on the history of the area of Enid Lake and the construction of Enid Dam.

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