As a cabinet-level agency, the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is administered by the Secretary of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and is advised by a seven-member Wildlife, Parks and Tourism 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
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
Past and Future Meetings


March 26, 2020 Topeka - Kansas State Historical Society and Museum, 6425 SW 6th Ave - CANCELLED 1:30 pm
April 23, 2020 Hutchinson - Hutchinson Zoo Education/Event Center, 6 Emerson Loop (in Carey Park) (Home Builders Shelter) 1:30 pm
June 25, 2020 New Strawn (Burlington) - New Strawn Community Center, 319 W Getz St 1:30 pm
August 20, 2020 Beloit - North Central KS Technical College, Student Union, Conference Room, 3033 US Hwy 24 1:30 pm
Current LIVE Commission Meeting

Date: January 9, 2020


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

Location: Iola - Riverside Community Building, 510 Park Ave

Current Meeting Information

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