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

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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January 21, 2011 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

MEETING MINUTES

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
MEETING
via CONFERENCE CALL
January 21, 2011
Olympia, Washington


ATTENDANCE:
Commission
Department Staff
Miranda Wecker, Chair
Phil Anderson, Director
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
Chuck Perry
Cindy LeFleur
Connie Mahnken
Brad James
Rollie Schmitten
Craig Bartlett
David Jennings
Ann Larson
Bruce Bjork
Commission Staff:
Susan Galloway, Exec. Assistant
Public
Darline Bartlett, Admin. Assistant
Al Thomas, Columbian

Chair Wecker called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.

A. APPROVAL OF THE MEETING MINUTES – DECISION

The Commission will consider approval of minutes from various Commission meetings held by conference call:

      • February 4-5, 2010
      • March 11, 2010
      • March 19, 2010

Commissioner Douvia moved, seconded by Commissioner Schmitten, to approve the meeting minutes as presented. The motion carried unanimously.
(Commissioner Jennings was absent for discussion and vote on this item.)

B. COLUMBIA RIVER WHITE STURGEON MANAGEMENT POLICY – DECISION
The Commission reviewed the Columbia River White Sturgeon Management Policy, C-3001, as presented by Bill Tweit. The proposed policy includes new language about the annual review that was discussed by the Commission at its January 7-8, 2011, meeting in Olympia. 

Commissioner Mahnken moved, seconded by Commissioner Jennings, to adopt the updated Policy C-3001 as presented.  The motion carried unanimously.

C.  ELECTION OF COMMISSION CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR – DECISION:
The Commissioners discussed the need for continuity and strong leadership during these tough economic times.

Commissioner Schmitten moved, seconded by Commissioner Mahnken, to retain the current Chair, Miranda Wecker and current Vice Chair, Gary Douvia to serve for two more years in these positions. The motion carried unanimously.

D.  GENERAL DISCUSSION:
Commissioners and Department staff discussed recent activities and items of interest, including:

  • Legislative update
  • Commission vacancies, committees
  • Agenda topics for the February 4-5, 2011, meeting

Chair Wecker adjourned the meeting at 9:40 a.m.