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Commission Appointment Recommendation Board to interview 5 candidates on Nov. 2

Posted October 28, 2022

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to interview five candidates for the governor’s appointment to fill a 2023 vacancy on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

The meeting will be held at the Game and Fish Department headquarters, Quail Room, 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. The public is invited to attend (please enter through the front entrance of the headquarters building). Those persons wishing to speak to the board during the Call to the Public portion of the agenda should complete a speaker’s card and present it to the host. Unless prior approval has been granted by the board chairman, comments will be limited to no more than three minutes.

The following candidates will be interviewed: Alan Baker, Jeffrey Buchanan, Brian Kenny, Jessica Manuell and Todd Vaaler. After the interviews on Nov. 2, the board will select anywhere between two and all five candidates to forward to Gov. Doug Ducey for consideration for the appointment.
An agenda is posted on the Public Meetings page of the Governor’s website, and also on the AZGFD website at

Per Arizona Revised Statute 17-202, 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 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.

For additional information about the Commission Appointment 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 For more information on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, visit