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
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


January 17, 2019 Lawrence - Douglas County Fairgrounds, Flory Meeting Hall West, 2120B Harper Street 1:30 pm
March 28, 2019 Topeka - Capitol Plaza Hotel, Emerald 1& 2 meeting rooms, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd 1:30 pm
April 25, 2019 Colby - Colby Community Bldg, 285 E 5th St 1:30 pm
June 13, 2019 Salina - Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 Headville Rd  
Current LIVE Commission Meeting

Date: December 13, 2018


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

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

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