Next Arizona GFC Meeting is Jan. 13; “Meet the Commission” event is Jan. 14

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The next Arizona Game and Fish Commission meeting will be held on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at the Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. An agenda will soon be posted at www.azgfd.gov/commission.

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 public is invited to attend the annual Meet the Commission event the following day, Saturday, Jan. 14, starting at 2 p.m. at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center, 37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, Ariz. The event gives the public a chance to meet the commission members and ask questions. It begins with the chairman’s welcome and commissioner introductions, followed by a presentation of the Year in Review video and then the question-and-answer and discussion session. The Meet the Commission event will not be webcast.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is composed of five members (serving staggered five-year terms) appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Arizona 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.

To learn more about the Game and Fish Commission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission.

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