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Commission meetings May 3 and 10 to select new ODFW director: Submit questions for Q&A with final candidates

April 29, 2024

SALEM, Ore.—Members of the Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet the next two Fridays to select the final candidates for the director position on May 3 and potentially choose the new director on May 10.

Meetings will be livestreamed via ODFW's YouTube channel and at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/.

An online form is now available for members of the public to submit questions they would like to ask finalist candidates during a public Q&A scheduled for Friday, May 10. The form will remain available until May 7 at 5 p.m.

Motus Recruiting, the outside firm handling the recruitment along with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, will ask a representative sampling of the questions during the Q&A. While there will not be time to ask the candidates every question received, input received through the online form will be shared with Commissioners in advance of their hiring decision.

Over the past month, a screening panel individually scored candidates based on attributes outlined in the Director Recruitment Plan and an interview subcommittee interviewed the top scorers. On Friday, May 3 at 3 p.m., the interview subcommittee will meet online to select and announce the final candidates.

The interview subcommittee includes Chair Wahl, Vice Chair Hatfield-Hyde, Geoff Huntington, Governor Kotek's Natural Resources Policy Advisor, and Shana McConville Radford, the Governor's Tribal Affairs Director.

On Friday, May 10 at 8 a.m., the entire Commission will meet at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem. After a public Q&A session with final candidates, Commissioners will hold an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(a) to interview them. They will later reconvene publicly and may select a new agency director at that time.

See the April Commission meeting agenda for more detail on the Director Recruitment Plan.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials for these meetings. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the ODFW Director's Office at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Contact: Michelle Dennehy, (503) 931-2748, Michelle.N.Dennehy@odfw.oregon.gov
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