FISH AND WILDLIFE: Commission seeks candidates for disabilities advisory committee

A person to represent Pierce and Thurston counties is sought to fill one of three vacancies on a state advisory committee for persons with disabilities.

The seven-member committee advises the state Fish and Wildlife Commission on issues of concern for hunters and anglers with disabilities, including special hunts, modified sporting equipment, access to public land and recreational opportunities.

Committee members are appointed by the commission. Applicants must have a permanent physical disability and reside in Washington state.

The vacant positions represent Region 1 (Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Ferry, Lincoln, Whitman, Garfield, Columbia, Walla Walla and Asotin counties); Region 2 (Okanogan, Douglas, Chelan, Grant and Adams counties); and Region 6 (Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Pacific and Pierce counties).

The members serve four-year terms and are required to attend the committee meetings, held at least twice each year. Members serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for travel expenses.

To receive consideration, applicants must submit a resume and a statement of interest by July 10 to DFW Human Resources Office, Washington Department Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

For additional information, candidates can contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Human Resources at 360-902-8132, or visit the commission’s website at wdfw.wa.gov/commission.