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

September 15, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacancy on the board of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission in District Six, which includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

The district was represented by Robert A. Bachman of Denver, Lancaster County, whose term has expired.

“The Governor is reaching out to the anglers and boaters of southcentral Pennsylvania to find a diverse group of qualified applicants, one of which will fill the seat vacated by Commissioner Bachman,” 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.”

According to the Fish and Boat Code, in order to qualify as a commissioner, the applicant must be a resident of the district and be well informed on the subjects of 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 of members of the Pennsylvania Senate.

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

Individuals interested in applying for this seat should send a resume with a detailed cover letter outlining their desire to serve. This information should be forwarded 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 from applicants must be received by Oct. 30.

CONTACT: Robb Miller, Governor’s Advisory Council on Hunting, Fishing & Conservation, 717-705-0793

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