Contact the Commission

Mailing Address
600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phone: 360-902-2267
Fax: 360-902-2448
commission@dfw.wa.gov

Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

TO APPLY:
Submit a one page resume, a statement of why you want to be on the Committee, and a completed application form by January 15, 2012 to:

Dolores Noyes, ADA Access Program Manager
Washington Department Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Seeking Applicants for Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission
ADA Executive Advisory Committee For Persons with Disabilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Advisory Committee members generally represent the interests of hunters and fishers with disabilities on matters including, but not limited to: special hunts, modified sporting equipment, access to public land, and hunting and fishing opportunities.

COMPOSITION AND TERMS:

  • Advisory Committee is comprised of seven members, each being a person with a disability. One resident from each of the Department of Fish and Wildlife's six administrative regions serve, plus one additional member appointed "at-large."
  • Members represent the entire state.
  • Members serve four-year terms
  • Must attend Advisory Committee meetings, which meet quarterly.
  • Members serve without compensation but receive reimbursement for travel expenses (lodging, meals, and transportation).

QUALIFICATIONS:
Member must be a person with a disability, have a good understanding of hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing, and be available to travel and attend meetings and site visits. For the purposes of this Committee, qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Permanent Disability Is not ambulatory over natural terrain without a lower extremity prosthesis or must permanently use a medically prescribed assistive device for mobility, including, but not limited to, a wheelchair, crutch, cane, walker or oxygen bottle.
  • Permanent Disability Physically incapable of holding and safely operating a firearm, legal fishing or shell fishing device.
  • Permanent upper or lower extremity impairment who have lost the use of one or both upper or lower extremities, or who have a severe limitation in the use of one or both upper or lower extremities, or who have a diagnosed permanent disease or disorder which substantially impairs or severely interferes with mobility or the use of one or both upper or lower extremities for holding and safely operating a firearm or other legal hunting device or legal fishing or shell fishing device.
  • Permanently blind or visually impaired.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Dolores Noyes at (360) 902-2349 or the Commission at (360) 902-2267.