New members and officer appointed to serve on the AFWA Executive Committee

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies welcomes Director Chuck Sykes to the list of Officers, and Directors Bryan Burhans and Kendra Wecker to the list of AFWA Executive Committee Members.

“The Association is excited to have Director Sykes as our new Vice President, and to have Directors Burhans and Wecker join our Executive Committee,” said Curt Melcher, Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Association President. of Fish and Wildlife. Agencies. “Together, we will work to fulfill the Association’s Mission, Vision, Values ​​and Goals and continue the great work of this remarkable organization.”

Chuck Sykes is the Director of the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fish. For more than 10 years, Sykes has overseen the operations of all fish and wildlife biologists and conservation enforcement officers. He and his staff manage, protect, conserve and enhance Alabama’s wildlife and aquatic resources for the sustainable benefit of the people of Alabama. Sykes has graciously accepted the appointment as Vice President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, moving from the membership list, to the Executive Committee.

Bryan Burhans is the executive director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which manages nearly 500 species of game and non-game wildlife, 1.5 million acres of public lands, and the expectations of nearly 1 million hunters and fishermen. Kendra Wecker is Chief of the Ohio Division of Wildlife and oversees the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ efforts to manage and conserve fish and wildlife populations on behalf of all Ohioans. The Association is excited to have both Burhans and Wecker as new members of the AFWA Executive Committee.

It corresponds to the Executive Committee to determine everything that is not specifically provided for in the Statutes and Regulations of the Association until it is approved in ordinary assembly; hire and assign duties to the Executive Director and subordinate employees; approve the annual budget of detailed estimated expenses; and provide for the payment of legitimate expenses incurred on behalf of the Association. Visit to see the complete list of the Executive Committee.

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies— the organization representing North America’s fish and wildlife agencies — promotes sound resource management and conservation, and speaks out on important fish and wildlife issues. Found on the web at www.fishwildlife.orgOn Facebook /Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and on twitter @fishwildlife.