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7 finalists selected to be interviewed for Game and Fish Commission seat

Posted in: News Media
Nov 3, 2011
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PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board on Nov. 3 selected seven finalists from a field of 46 applicants to be interviewed on Nov. 15 for the upcoming available seat on the civilian policy-setting board that oversees the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Those selected for interview for the 2012 vacancy on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission are:

  • James R. Ammons, Yuma (Yuma County), Republican;
  • Kurt R. Davis, Phoenix (Maricopa County), Republican;
  • Wayne W. Lackner, Klondyke (Graham County), Republican;
  • Keith D. Manning, Mesa (Maricopa County), Republican;
  • Brian D. Pinney, Chandler (Maricopa County), Independent;
  • George Z. Taylor, Rio Rico (Santa Cruz County), Republican;
  • Bob W. Thomas, Phoenix (Maricopa County), Republican.

The Commission Appointment Recommendation Board will interview the finalists on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and select the candidates to be forwarded for the Governor’s consideration. The meeting will be held at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix and is open to the public.

The finalist list and the Nov. 15 meeting agenda are posted at www.azgfd.gov/board.

Per Arizona State Statute 17-202 (which became effective in July 2010), the Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board shall assist the governor by interviewing, evaluating and recommending candidates for appointment to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

As per the statute, the Commission Appointment Recommendation Board shall recommend at least two, but no more than five candidates to the governor. The governor must select and appoint a commissioner from the list submitted by the board.

Members of the Recommendation Board are Phillip D. Townsend (chair), Susan E. Chilton, W. Hays Gilstrap, Donald R. Johnson, and Leonard G. Stinson.

For additional information about the Commission Appointment Recommendation Board, contact the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions at (602) 542-2449 or toll free at 1-800-253-0883 or on the web at www.azgovernor.gov.

For more information on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission.

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