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
Past and Future Meetings

FUTURE COMMISSION MEETINGS

January 11, 2018 Milford - Milford Lake Conference Center, 3710 Farnum Creek Rd, Milford 1:00 pm
March 22, 2018 Topeka - Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka 1:00 pm
April 26, 2018 Chanute - Location to be announced 1:00 pm
June 21, 2018 Wichita - Great Plains Nature Center Auditorium, 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita 1:00 pm
Current LIVE Commission Meeting

Date: November 16, 2017

Time:

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

Location: Scott City - Bryan Conference Center, 101 S Main St (inside Wheatland Broadband), Scott City (moved from October 19) Meeting address is 416 S Main

Current Meeting Information

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