Commission

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.

Commissioners
Name Address Phone Email
Lauren Queal Sill Hutchinson, KS 620-200-4337 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
Warren Gfeller Russell, KS 913-221-1173 Email
Gary Hayzlett Lakin, KS 620-271-2321 Email
Troy Sporer Oakley, KS 785-672-0230  
Past and Future Meetings

FUTURE COMMISSION MEETINGS

September 19, 2019 Great Bend - Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K156 Hwy 1:30 pm
November 14, 2019 Scott City - William Carpenter 4-H Building, 608 N Fairground Rd 1:30 pm
January 9, 2020 Southeast Kansas - location TBA 1:30 pm
March 26, 2020 Topeka - location TBA 1:30 pm
Current LIVE Commission Meeting

Date: August 15, 2019

Time:

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

Location: Overland Park - KU Edwards Campus, Best Conference Center, 12604 Quivira Rd

Current Meeting Information

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