Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, beginning at 9 a.m., to interview seven candidates for the 2012 vacancy on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. The meeting will be held at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix and is open to the public.

The seven were selected from a list of 46 applicants at the board’s previous meeting on Nov. 3. The applicants who will be interviewed are:

  • James R. Ammons
  • Kurt R. Davis
  • Wayne W. Lackner
  • Keith D. Manning
  • Brian D. Pinney
  • George Z. Taylor
  • Bob W. Thomas

The board will select between two and five candidates from the above list after the interview process and will forward them to the Governor for her consideration for the appointment.

To view the meeting agenda, visit www.azgfd.gov/board.

Per Arizona State Statute 17-202 (which became effective in July 2010), the Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board shall assist the governor by interviewing, evaluating and recommending candidates for appointment to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. The Commission Appointment Recommendation Board shall recommend at least two, but no more than five, candidates to the governor. The governor must select and appoint a commissioner from the list submitted by the board.

Members of the board are Phillip D. Townsend (chair), Susan E. Chilton, W. Hays Gilstrap, Donald R. Johnson, and Leonard G. Stinson.

For additional information about the Commission Appointment Recommendation Board, contact the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions at (602) 542-2449 or toll free at 1-800-253-0883 or on the web at www.azgovernor.gov.

For more information on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission.

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