as Acting ADF&G Commissioner
December 11, 2004
Juneau, Alaska - Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Friday announced the appointment of Wayne Regelin as acting commissioner for the state Department of Fish and Game effective January 1, 2005.
Regelin, who is currently a deputy commissioner with ADF&G, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Commissioner Kevin C. Duffy.
By statute, there is a process to follow in appointing a commissioner of ADF&G that can take some time, Murkowski said. The Board of Fisheries and Board of Game, or a subcommittee of the boards, must interview applicants and recommend names for the governor to select. His selection is subject to confirmation by the Legislature.
"Deputy Commissioner Wayne Regelin has been a key player in articulating this administration's Fish and Game policies and has been a steady hand in the management structure of ADF&G," Murkowski said. "As Acting Commissioner, Wayne will provide consistency in the day-to-day operations of ADF&G as we approach the legislative session. I look forward to working closely with him in this leadership role."
Regelin has worked for the Department of Fish and Game for 23 years and served as the director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation for eight years prior to becoming deputy commissioner. He has a Ph.D. in Wildlife Management from Colorado State University.
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