About the Commission

As a cabinet-level agency, the Department of Wildlife and Parks is administered by the Secretary of Wildlife and Parks 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.

Contact Commissioners
Name Address Phone Email
Lauren Queal Sill Hutchinson, KS 620-200-4337 Email
Aaron Rider Columbus, KS 620-249-2864 Email
Gerald W. Lauber Topeka, KS 785-267-5522 Email
Emerick Cross Kansas City, KS 913-424-6767 Email
Warren Gfeller Russell, KS 913-221-1173 Email
Gary Hayzlett Lakin, KS 620-271-2321 Email
Troy Sporer Oakley, KS 785-672-0230 Email
Instructions to Participate in Virtual Meeting

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  1. Individuals may watch a live video/audio stream of the meeting on https://ksoutdoors.com/commission-meeting
Meeting Schedule

Upcoming Commission Meetings

September 23, 2021 Beloit - Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, 3075 B. Hwy 24 (In-person meeting CANCELLED) Virtual Meeting ONLY 1:00 pm
November 18, 2021 Oakley - Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, 3083 US Hwy 83 1:00 pm
January 13, 2022 Emporia - Prophet Aquatic Research & Outreach Center, Emporia State University, 601 E 8th Ave 1:00 pm
March 31, 2022 Location TBD in Topeka 1:00 pm
Watch Meetings Here

Date: November 18, 2021


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

Location: VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY - Instructions to participate in virtual meeting

Current Meeting Information

View Past Meetings

View the previous Afternoon Session on YouTube, https://youtu.be/u60MuSSDj04.

View the previous Evening Session on YouTube, https://youtu.be/wtO57cou-8w.