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C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER
GOVERNOR

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2016
16:028

CONTACT: Jon Hanian
(208) 334-2100

 

 

 

GOVERNOR OTTER FILLS TWO VACANCIES ON IDAHO FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointments today of two new members to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, representing the Salmon River country and the Magic Valley on the seven-member panel.

Greg Cameron, a farmer who grows sugar beets and barley near Rupert, and Jerry Meyers, a retired long-time judge now working as a mediator from the tiny community of North Fork north of Salmon, fill vacancies left by the expired terms of Mark Doerr of Kimberly and Will Naillon of Challis, respectively. Both will serve four-year terms, subject to confirmation by the Idaho Senate.

Cameron, an avid archer and member of the Minidoka Bowman Club and Idaho State Bowhunters, said his four children and four grandchildren give him plenty of reason for wanting to be on the Fish and Game Commission.

“I am a passionate outdoorsman, and truly care about our natural resources in Idaho, especially the fish and game,” Cameron wrote in applying for the post. “We have a special state, with diverse fish and game opportunities. I would like to see it stay that way for many generations to come.”

Meyers, an attorney and former Lemhi County magistrate, served as a senior judge in Idaho courts from 2007 to 2014 while launching a mediation and private legal practice. A lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International and member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Idaho Houndsmen, Meyers said he finally has time to match his interest in serving on the Fish and Game Commission.

“My life experiences growing up on a cattle ranch in Power County, a real estate broker/appraiser, outfitter/big game guide, attorney, judge, and mediator will be beneficial working with the wide spectrum of issues and people coming before the board,” Meyers wrote in applying for the position. “Those varied professions have given me significant insight into how to resolve issues as they are presented.”  

“I’m grateful to Greg and Jerry and to all those who applied for these two positions,” Governor Otter said. “We’re fortunate to have citizens with the civic virtue to step up and accept the challenge of developing public policy in such an important and sensitive field, and I’m confident that our unsurpassed wildlife resources are in good hands with these additions to the Fish and Game Commission.”

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