2013-07-25 / Local & State

PFBC Elects New Officers At Quarterly Business Meeting

At its quarterly business meeting held last week, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) elected new officers; authorized the acquisition of access areas in two counties; approved a lease of its access areas in Philadelphia County; and proposed regulation changes that would allow anglers to use more than three hooks on a single fishing line and would permit anglers to fish with a resident license after they move to another state.

At the start of last week’s formal business meeting, the board elected Commissioner G. Warren Elliott as the new president and Commissioner Norm Gavlick as vice-president.

“I am honored to serve as president of this terrific organization,” said Elliott, who resides in Chambersburg, Franklin County, and represents the PFBC as one of two boating-at-large commissioners. “One of my top goals will be to continue to build on the foundation we have established with the state legislature to stabilize our funding.”

“We have strong allies including the majority and minority chairs of the Senate and House Game and Fisheries committees,” he said. “I will be spending time at the Capitol to make personal visits to these and other key leaders as we work to get the largest new piece of funding secured through the enactment of the transportation bill.”

Vice President Gavlick resides in Kingston, Luzerne County, and represents the PFBC’s Seventh District, which includes Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

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