Our committees form the backbone of our council, developing a variety of programs and policies which are adopted by the Executive Committee for dissemination to our chapters and other organizations as appropriate. Following is a brief description of each committee’s primary responsibilities.
Chairman: Ed O'Gorman (717) 580-3186
Description: Solicits nominations and selects chapters and individual members for recognition on an annual basis.
Chairman: Brad Isles (724) 967-2832
Description: Develops and implements all council print publications and website content, as well as being responsible for the issuance of media news releases.
Delaware River Committee
Chairman: Lee Hartman (570) 224-6371
Description: Monitors conditions and recommends actions to enhance flow regimes for preservation of the wild trout population in this premier fishery resource.
Chairman: George Kutskel (814) 371-9290
Description: Assumes the primary responsibility for matters pertaining to fund raising and capital giving.
Chairman: Jeff Ripple (814) 267--4086
Description: Develops statewide policies and programs relative to council’s conservation and environmental goals.
Description: Acts as a liaison between state council and legislative branches of Pennsylvania State government.
Chairman: Mark Hanes (724) 464-7320
Description: Develops programs designed to promote continuous membership growth through the local chapters.
Trout Management Committee
Chairman: Dick Soderberg (570) 662-4539
Description: Acts as a liaison with the PA Fish & Boat Commission to establish guidelines for effective cold water fisheries management programs.
Stream Access Committee
Chairman: Chuck Winters (814) 943-4061
Description: Develops and implements programs to assist local chapters in identifying potential sites that contribute to the preservation of public fishing access.
Youth Education Committee
Chairman: Eric Wilson (814) 371-6789
Description: Aids chapters in establishing and maintaining programs consistent with council's youth education goals.
Chairperson: Samantha Kutskel (814) 359-5233
Description: Develops new and innovative ways to increase female membership and solicit more active participation from our female members.