About the Commission

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.

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
Meeting Schedule

Upcoming Commission Meetings

August 20, 2020 Online Zoom Meeting 1:30 pm
September 24, 2020 Topeka - Capitol Plaza, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd 1:30 pm
November 19, 2020 Oakley - Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, 3083 US Hwy 83 1:30 pm
January 14, 2021 New Strawn (Burlington) - New Strawn Community Center, 319 W Getz St 1:30 pm
Watch Meetings Here

Date: June 25, 2020


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

Location: Virtual Meeting Only - Instructions to participate here

Current Meeting Information

View Past Meetings

View the Afternoon Session Commission Meeting on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqVUwx8XUB8.

View the Evening Session Commission Meeting on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGyvypMprmU.