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.

Name Address Phone Email
Harrison Williams 2006 S Ironstone St, Wichita, KS 67230-7717 316-644-6043 Email
Aaron Rider 217 N Grandview Ave, Columbus, KS 66725-2031 620-249-2864 Email
Gerald W. Lauber PO Box 8009, Topeka, KS 66608 785-267-5522 Email
Roger Marshall, MD 514 Cleveland, Great Bend, KS 67530 620-792-2151 Email
Emerick Cross 3409 N 71st St, Kansas City, KS 66109-1331 913-424-6767 Email
Tom Dill 1821 Glen Ave, Salina, KS 67401 785-226-2562 Email
Gary Hayzlett P.O. Box 66, Lakin, KS 67860 620-271-2321 Email
Upcoming Commission Meetings


January 7, 2016 Manhattan - K-State Alumni Center, 1720 Alumni Center, Manhattan, KS 1:00 pm
March 24, 2016 Topeka - Kansas Historical Society Museum, 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 1:00 pm
April 21, 2016 Wichita - Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 1:00 pm

Past Meetings

Current LIVE Commission Meeting

Date: October 22, 2015


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

Location: Coffey County Library Conference Room, 410 Juniatta St, Burlington, KS

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