Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks Candidates for Game Commission Board
April 13, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to represent District 3 on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of directors. District 3 includes the counties of Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter. The district has been represented with distinction by David J. Putnam of Centre Hall, Centre County. While Commissioner Putnam’s term expires on May 5, 2017, he is permitted to serve a six-month extension while his replacement is sought.
“The Governor is reaching out to the hunting and trapping community in District 3 to find a diverse group of applicants, one of which will be nominated by the Governor to fill this vacancy,” said Robb Miller, director of the advisory council. “We’re encouraging anyone interested in volunteering to serve on the board to send us a letter of intent and their professional resume.”
Per the Game Code, applicants must be well-informed about wildlife conservation and restoration and be residents of the district. Commissioners serve a four-year term and may be reappointed for a maximum of two additional terms. They receive no compensation for their services but are reimbursed for travel expenses.
Candidates will be interviewed by the advisory council and rated on their responses, as well as on their professional and volunteer experience with wildlife conservation and related activities. Governor Tom Wolf will select the final candidate to be presented to the Senate for confirmation.
Individuals interested in applying should send a resume and detailed cover letter explaining their desire to serve to Robb Miller, Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, 400 Market St., 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301. Individuals can also email the information to Robb Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 5, 2017.