Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks to Fill Openings on Fish and Boat Commission

July 20, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking qualified candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on the board of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission from the Seventh District, which includes Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties, and from the Fifth District, which includes Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union counties.

“The governor is reaching out to the anglers and boaters of northeast Pennsylvania to find a diverse group of qualified applicants, one of which will fill this vacancy,” said Robb Miller, director of the advisory council. “We’re encouraging anyone interested in volunteering on the board to send us a letter that describes their qualifications and experience, along with a copy of their professional resume.”

Per the Fish and Boat Code, to qualify as a commissioner, the applicant must be a resident of the district and be well informed about conservation, restoration, fishing, and boating. The term of service is four years and members may serve three consecutive terms upon being nominated by the governor and confirmed by a majority vote in the Pennsylvania Senate.

While commissioners are not compensated, they do receive travel reimbursement.

The Seventh District has been represented with distinction by Norman R. Gavlick, of Luzerne County, since September 27, 2010. The Fifth District has been represented with distinction by Eric C. Hussar, of Union County, since October 14, 2014.

Individuals interested in applying for this seat should send their materials to Robb Miller, 400 Market Street, 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301. Individuals can also email the information to Robb Miller at

All resumes and cover letters must be received by Friday, August 31, 2018.

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