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
Ward Cassidy St. Francis, KS 785-332-7005 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

January 5, 2017 Emporia - Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 1:00 pm
March 23, 2017 Topeka - Capitol Plaza Hotel (Conf. Center, Emerald I & II) 1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 1:00 pm
April 20, 2017 Pratt - Location TBA 1:00 pm
June 22, 2017 Kansas City metro area - Location TBA 1:00 pm

Past Meetings

Current LIVE Commission Meeting

Date: October 20, 2016

Time:

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

Location: Liberal - Seward County Event Center, 810 Stadium Rd, Liberal, KS

Current Meeting Information

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

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