KDFWR Commission Set to Hire Agency Director

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ www.fw.ky.gov nine-member commission has called a special meeting for Friday morning at the Game Farm headquarters. The board is expected to vote on hiring a commissioner. The meeting will begin at 8:30.

Commission members are appointed by the governor to four-year appointments. The nine member commission hires the agency commissioner, who essentially serves as the agency’s executive director overseeing day-to-day operations of the department. The commissioner’s job has been vacant since September, when then commissioner Jon Gassett resigned while the game and fish agency was under investigation by the office of the Office of Inspector General.

When the OIG report was released in December it found a raft of serious violations against several high-ranking agency officials.