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
June 2023 - June 2025

Title Affiliation  City 
Alexei Calambokidis Trout Unlimited Olympia
Bill Richardson Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Philomath, OR
Butch Smith Ilwaco Charter Association Ilwaco
Dave Maston Association of WA Business Olympia
Eric Johnson WA Association of Counties Olympia
George Harris Northwest Marine Trade Association Seattle
Greg Johnson Commercial Fisher Vancouver
Jason Callahan Green Diamond Olympia
Jessica Helsley Wild Salmon Center Hoquiam
Josh Wilund Back Country Hunters & Anglers  
Kathleen Callaghy Defenders of Wildlife  
Kerston Swartz Woodland Park Zoo Seattle
Kevin Van Bueren Methow Valley Fly Fishing Winthrop
Lance Winecka Regional Fisheries Coalition Olympia
Larry Phillips American Sportfishing Assoc.   
Lucas Hall Long Live the Kings Seattle
Marie Neumiller Congressional Sportsman's Foundation
Mark Pidgeon Hunters Heritage Council Kent
Mindy Roberts WA Conservation Action Seattle
Mitch Friedman Conservation Northwest Seattle
Nora Nickum Seattle Aquarium Seattle
Rachel Voss First Hunt Foundation Tieton
Ron Garner Puget Sound Anglers Monroe
Tom Davis WA Forest Protection Association Olympia
Tom O'Keefe American Whitewater Seattle
Trina Bayard Audubon WA  

Guidelines

Contacts

Meeting calendar

Agendas will be available approximately one week prior to the next meeting.

Date Location Meeting materials
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Hybrid meeting:

  • Natural Resources Building - Room 172
    1111 Washington St SE Olympia, WA 98504
  • Zoom meeting

Please pre-register by contacting Kristina Lombardi at Kristina.Lombardi@dfw.wa.gov.

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Natural Resources Building - Room 172 1111 Washington St SE Olympia, WA 98504.

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Zoom meeting. Please pre-register by contacting Kristina.Hill@dfw.wa.gov

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Zoom meeting. Please pre-register by contacting Kathy Backman katherine.backman@dfw.wa.gov

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Zoom meeting. Please pre-register by contacting Kathy Backman katherine.backman@dfw.wa.gov

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

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

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

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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

Agenda to come

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

Agenda to come

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