Coming up in the second week of January is the Commission meeting and two items of interest to many are on the Agenda Saturday. Action on the selection of a new Director and the Willapa Management Plan. It should be interesting for those that attend.

Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center

1620 74th Avenue SW Tumwater, WA 98501 Evergreen Room

7:00 AM 12. Executive Session
Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g), the Commission will meet in executive session to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.

No action will be taken in executive session, and the public is not permitted to listen to the executive session. 60 min

8:00 AM 13. Department Director Selection Decision
The Commission will consider selection of a final candidate, who will be offered the position of Department Director. 60 min

9:00 AM 14. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between the citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting. NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that do not already have public input time on the agenda. 30 min

9:30 AM Break 15 min

9:45 AM 15. Willapa Bay Salmon Management Policy Briefing and Public Hearing

The Department will brief the Commission on Willapa Bay Salmon Management challenges, describe the public process, and seek guidance on draft policy sideboards.

Staff Report: Steve Thiesfeld, Region 6 Fish Program Manager 120 min

Public Input This Item Only 11:45 AM
16. Election of Commission Chair and Vice Chair Decision Pursuant to RCW 77.04.060, the Commission will elect a chair and vice chair, each to serve a term of two years or until a successor is elected. 30 min

12:15 PM 17. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published. 45 min

1:00 PM Adjourn
Dazed and confused.............the fog is closing in