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
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


August 2, 2018 Medicine Lodge - Gyp Hills Guest Ranch, 3393 SW Woodward Rd, Medicine Lodge NOTE: No Evening Agenda. 1:30 pm
October 25, 2018 Colby - Colby Community Building, 285 East Fifth St, Colby 1:30 pm
January 17, 2019 Lawrence - Location TBA 1:30 pm
Current LIVE Commission Meeting

Date: June 21, 2018


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

Location: Wichita - Great Plains Nature Center Auditorium, 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita

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