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Brock Hill, former deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, was removed from his post last week. The separation followed an investigation of workplace misconduct allegations, Kim Schofinski, deputy communications director for the department, confirmed Thursday. 

Hill served as Cumberland County mayor before joining the department in 2011. 

An email from new TDEC Commissioner David Saylers to department staff confirmed the removal. 

“I believe that TDEC leadership must always set the tone for a safe, positive, professional and respectful work environment,” the email said. 

Anne Marshall, senior advisor to the deputy commissioner, has been named the interim deputy commissioner. 

Saylers continued his email, “Thank you for the work you do each day to preserve and protect our natural, cultural and scenic areas while maintaining a safe and enjoyable workspace where people can thrive. I am looking forward to visiting with you in the future as I travel across the state to listen to your thoughts on taking our public service to the next level.”

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