Arizona Game Commission to Meet Jan 14-15 in Phoenix

Arizona Game Commission to Meet Jan 14-15 in Phoenix
Business meeting is Friday, Jan. 14; Meet the Commission event is Saturday, Jan. 15.

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

PHOENIX, AZ – -(Ammoland.com)- The next Arizona Game and Fish Commission meeting will be held on Friday, Jan. 14, at the Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix.

The meeting begins with an executive session at 8 a.m. followed by the public meeting.

Items on Friday’s agenda include updates on the department’s activities related to legislative affairs, shooting sports programs, information/education and wildlife recreation activities, lands and habitat programs, and the law enforcement program. In addition, the commission will consider various consent agenda items, rehearing requests, license revocation cases, and approval of a Notice of Exempt Rulemaking to amend rules within Article 8 addressing wildlife areas and department property.

The meeting is also scheduled to include the election of the commission chair and vice-chair for 2011 and discussion of the 2011 director’s goals and objectives.

The public can view the meeting any of three ways: (1) attending the meeting in person in Phoenix; (2) viewing it via video stream at any of six Game and Fish regional offices; or, (3) viewing it over the Web at www.azgfd.gov/commissioncam.

Those wishing to submit “blue slips” to present oral comment during the meeting must do so either at the Phoenix meeting or at any of the regional Game and Fish offices (Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson and Mesa). For office addresses and contact information, visit www.azgfd.gov/offices.

The annual Meet the Commission event will be held the following day, Saturday, Jan. 15, starting at 2 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 2532 W. Peoria Ave. in Phoenix. The event begins with the chair’s welcome and commissioner introductions, followed by a presentation of the “Year in Review” video and then a question-and-answer session. The Meet the Commission event will not be webcast.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is comprised of five members (serving staggered five-year terms) appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. No more than one commissioner may be from any one county. No more than three may be from the same political party.

The commission is the policy-setting board overseeing the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Since its inception in 1929, this organizational structure has served as a buffer for the best interests of science-driven wildlife conservation during eight decades of back-and-forth political change.

For a complete meeting agenda or to learn more about the Game and Fish Commission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFD’s programs or activities, including employment practices, they may file a complaint with the Deputy Director, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, (602) 942-3000, or with the Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N. Fairfax Dr. Ste. 130, Arlington, VA 22203. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Deputy Director as listed above.

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