Budget and Policy Advisory Group

The WDFW Budget and Policy Advisory Group was established to advise the department on a wide range of issues, including future budget requests and policy proposals, options for improving public engagement, and strategic planning.

At the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, we celebrate diverse individuals who bring a wide range of perspectives. All are welcome to participate in our processes regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability.

Contacts and member info

Members

WDFW Budget and Policy Advisory Group Members: July 2021-June 2023

Name

Affiliation

City

Jason Callahan Washington Forest Protection Association Olympia
Gary Chandler Association of Washington Business Olympia
David Cloe Inland NW Wildlife Council Spokane
Tom Davis Washington Farm Bureau Olympia
Mitch Friedman Conservation Northwest Seattle
Brittany Gallagher The Nature Conservancy Seattle
Ron Garner Puget Sound Anglers Monroe
Kathleen Gobush Defenders of Wildlife Seattle
Lucas Hall Long Live the Kings Seattle
George Harris Northwest Marine Trade Association Seattle
Jessica Helsley Wild Salmon Center Hoquiam
Deborah Jensen Washington Audubon Seattle
Eric Johnson Washington State Association of Counties Olympia
Greg Johnson Commercial Fisher Vancouver
Nora Nickum Seattle Aquarium Seattle
Tom O’Keefe American Whitewater Seattle
Mark Pidgeon Hunters Heritage Council Kent
Bill Richardson Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Philomath, OR
Butch Smith Ilwaco Charter Association Ilwaco
Mindy Roberts Washington Environmental Council Seattle
Jonathan Stumpf Trout Unlimited Seattle
Kerston Swartz Woodland Park Zoo Seattle
Kevin van Bueren Methow Valley Fly Fishing Winthrop
Rachel Voss Hunter Naches
Lance Winecka Regional Fisheries Coalition Olympia

Guidelines

Contacts

Meeting calendar

Date Location Meeting materials
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Zoom meeting. Please pre-register by contacting Kathy Backman Katherine.Backman@dfw.wa.gov

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia WA 98501 - Room 175.

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Zoom meeting

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Zoom Meeting Please pre-register by contacting Chalee Batungbacal Chalee.Batungbacal@dfw.wa.gov

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Zoom meeting

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Zoom Meeting. Please pre-register by contacting Kathy Backman at: Katherine.Backman@dfw.wa.gov

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Zoom Meeting. Please pre-register by contacting Kathy Backman at: Katherine.Backman@dfw.wa.gov

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Zoom meeting. Please pre-register by contacting Kathy Backman at: Katherine.Backman@dfw.wa.gov

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Natural Resources Building – Room 537
1111 Washington St SE
Olympia WA  98504

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South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus - Room 188
4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey WA 98503

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia WA 98501 - Room 172.  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia WA 98501 - Room 172

South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus - Room 194, 4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey WA 98503
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia WA 98501 - Room 172
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia WA 98501 - Room 175
Hal Homes Community Center 209 N. Ruby St. Ellensburg WA
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia WA 98501 - Room 175
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia WA 98501 - Room 172
South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus, Room 186 4200 6th Ave Lacey WA