Governor Brown has announced the nomination of Eric Sklar and Anthony Williams to serve on the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission). The five-member Commission is established under article IV, section 20 of the California Constitution. Under section 200 of the Fish and Game Code, the Commission has the power to regulate the taking or possession of birds, mammals, fish, amphibia, and reptiles. Among other things, the Commission enacts hunting and sport-fishing regulations and determines whether to list and de-list species under the California Endangered Species Act.
The present membership of the Commission includes President Jack Bayliss of Los Angeles, Vice President Jim Kellogg of Discovery Bay, and members Jacque Hostler-Carmesin of McKinleyville, Richard Rogers of Santa Barbara, and Michael Sutton of Monterey. The terms of Commissioners Rogers and Sutton expired in January 2011 and January 2015, respectively, but under California law they continue to serve until their successors are appointed and qualified.
According to the Governor’s announcement, Eric Sklar resides in St. Helena and is founder and managing partner at Cs2 Wines LLC and president at Preslar Ventures Inc. In addition, Anthony Williams resides in Huntington Beach and is director of government relations at the Boeing Company.