The Wildlife and Parks Commission

As a cabinet-level agency, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is administered by a Secretary and advised by a seven-member Commission. All Commission positions are appointed by the Governor, with Commissioners serving staggered four-year terms.

Serving as a regulatory body for KDWP, 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 KDWP. The driving force behind the Commission's actions are the goals and objectives of managing and promoting the wildlife and natural resources of Kansas.

The Commission typically meets six times a year, and all meetings are accessible and open to the public. Time is also set aside, both during afternoon and evening sessions, for public comment on non-agenda items.

To contact Commissioners, and to view a list of upcoming meeting dates, see below.

Contact Commissioners

To contact all Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commissioners, click here: Contact All 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
Phillip Escareno Garden City, KS (620) 272-1258 Email
Troy Sporer Oakley, KS (785) 672-0230 Email
Instructions to Participate in Virtual Meeting

A)  Log Into Zoom

  1. Visit https://ksoutdoors.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErfuyhqT4jHtHtjGHsx2-dKXRuRqO0T-4y
  2. Register by entering your first and last name, and email address.
  3. Once registered, you will be provided a link to “join the meeting.”
  4. Visitors will be muted upon entering the meeting. To comment or ask a question, use the “raise hand” feature or type into the chat area.

B)  Call In

  1. Call: 1-877-853-5257
  2. When a meeting ID is requested, enter: 856 9597 5945#
  3. When a participant ID is requested, enter: #
  4. For comments or questions, email: kdwpt.kdwptinfo@ks.gov

C)  Watch Live Video/Audio Stream

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

Upcoming Commission Meetings

March 31, 2022 Topeka - Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Marvin Auditorium 101BC, 1515 SW 10th Ave 1:00 pm
April 21, 2022 Beloit - Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, 3075 U.S. Hwy 24 1:00 pm
June 23, 2022 Lawrence - Flory Meeting Hall West, 2120 B Harper St 1:00 pm
August 4, 2022 Hutchinson - Location to be determined 1:00 pm
Watch Meetings Here

Date: January 13, 2022

Time:

  • 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/RfO_sWorrxg.

View the previous Evening Session on YouTube, https://youtu.be/XEiP0_PMjjg.