Per Arizona State Statute 17-202 (became effective on 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 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 Susan E. Chilton (Chair), W. Hays Gilstrap, Phillip D. Townsend, Donald R. Johnson, and W.J. “Jim” Lane.
The first public meeting of the Commission Appointment Recommendation Board was at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 12, 2010 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. The second public meeting of the Board was at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 2010 at the same location. A third public meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2011. The agendas for these meetings are posted below.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board has forwarded the names of three candidates to Gov. Jan Brewer for her consideration in making her next (2011) appointment to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.
Susan Bitter Smith, Robert E. Mansell, and Brian D. Pinney were selected from five candidates who were interviewed by the board at its public meeting on Nov. 15 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters in Phoenix. The five who were interviewed were chosen from an initial slate of 73 applicants previously considered by the Appointment Recommendation Board at its Nov. 12 public meeting.
Click here to view the board’s letter.
At its public meeting on Friday, Nov. 12, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board decided it will interview five applicants for the Governor’s next appointment to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. The interviews will be held at the Appointment Recommendation Board’s public meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086.
Click here to see the Board's announcement of the applicants that will be interviewed.
W. Hayes Gilstrap
Susan E. Chilton
Leonard G. Stinson
Phillip D. Townsend
July 29, 2015
July 29, 2012
July 29, 2011
July 29, 2013
For additional information about the Commission 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.