Few apply for Fish and Game commissioner’s position

  • By Rashah McChesney
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:56pm
  • News

A scheduled meeting to sort through candidates for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner’s appointment has been canceled due to the low number of applicants.

Four people met the Dec. 22 deadline to apply for the position including Alaskans Roland Maw and Sam Cotten and two out-of-staters, Zachary Hill and Greg Woods, said Executive Director of the Alaska Board of Fisheries Glenn Haight.

“There is a fairly small number of applicants (4), and it was felt the simplest and cleanest way to run the process was to handle everything through the Joint Board,” Haight wrote in an email.

The Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game will hold a joint board meeting to develop a list of qualified people for the position, according to a Friday media release.

Notice of that meeting has not yet been given.

Roland Maw, executive director of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Kenai Peninsula resident said the position required submission of a resume, a letter of interest, a statement of the applicant’s resource management philosophy, a statement of the applicant’s personnel management philosophy and three professional references.

Under Alaska statute, the joint board is required to submit a list of qualified nominees to the governor, who can ask for additional candidates and must eventually select a commissioner.

The governor’s selection must then be confirmed by the Legislature.


Reach Rashah McChesney at rashah.mcchesney@peninsulaclarion.com

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