Commissioners’ Committee

The Commissioners’ Committee is one of four standing committees set forth in WAFWA’s Constitution and Bylaws. The Commissioners’ Committee is an all state and all commissioner/board member forum. It is both an educational and informational session that occurs at the summer annual conference and at the mid-winter meeting of each year. This allows members an opportunity to understand what is happening in other states from the perspective of someone with a similar charge. This session helps to identify the role and responsibilities of a commission/board member and provides a learning environment through sharing experiences and providing networking opportunities. It is an excellent venue in which to discuss tough issues that most states have in common. The Commissioners’ Committee shall be chaired by a member of the host state commission. The committee’s approved Statement of Purpose:

“Solicit ideas from commissioners for discussion, evaluation and recommendation to the Executive Committee; keep commissioners informed of issues and actions and similar items with national or regional importance of a policy nature; and interact with other committees as necessary. Commissioners must recognize that all Commissions do not have the same authorities or responsibilities in each State.”

Briefing Papers & State-of-the-State Reports

WAFWA Mid-Winter Meeting January 6, 2021

WAFWA Summer Meeting July 9, 2020

WAFWA Mid-Winter Meeting January 10, 2020

  • Issue Topic #1: How to Use Social Media to Get Out Our Message
  • Issue Topic #2: Wildlife Crossings and Corridors
  • Issue Topic #3: Fair Chase and Ethics

Members List

Leigh Gaddis, Chair
Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
All Commission and Board Members