Commission

As a cabinet-level agency, the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is administered by a Secretary of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and is advised by a seven-member Wildlife and Parks Commission. All positions are appointed by the Governor with the Commissioners serving staggered four-year terms. Serving as a regulatory body for the Department, the Commission is a non-partisan board, made up of no more than four members of any one political party, advising the Secretary on planning and policy issues regarding administration of the Department. Regulations approved by the Commission are administrated by the Secretary. The driving force behind the Commission's actions are the goals and objectives of managing and promoting the wildlife and natural resources of our state.

Commissioners
Name Address Phone Email
Harrison Williams Wichita, KS 316-644-6043 Email
Aaron Rider Columbus, KS 620-249-2864 Email
Gerald W. Lauber Topeka, KS 785-267-5522 Email
Roger Marshall, MD Great Bend, KS 620-792-2151 Email
Emerick Cross Kansas City, KS 913-424-6767 Email
Tom Dill Salina, KS 785-226-2562 Email
Gary Hayzlett Lakin, KS 620-271-2321 Email
Upcoming Commission Meetings

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

August 11, 2016 Clay Center - Life's Finer Moments, 1285 16th Rd, Clay Center, KS 1:00 pm
October 20, 2016 Liberal - Seward County Event Center, 810 Stadium Rd, Liberal, KS 1:00 pm
January 5, 2017 Emporia - Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 1:00 pm

Past Meetings

Current LIVE Commission Meeting

Date: June 23, 2016

Time:

  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Evening Session: 6:30 p.m. CST

Location: Fort Scott - Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center, Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S Horton, Fort Scott, KS

Current Meeting Information

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Kansas Hunting & Fishing Funding
2016 Commission Big Game Permit Application
Past Meetings

Meeting minutes are not available to the public until approved by the Commission at the next scheduled meeting.

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