Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Dan Hopkins 303-866-6324
Mark Salley 303-866-6323
OWENS ANNOUNCES APPOINTEES TO WILDLIFE COMMISSION
(DENVER) – Gov. Bill Owens today announced two appointments to the Colorado Wildlife Commission.
Owens appointed Robert W. Bray of Redvale and Richard H. Ray of Pagosa Springs.
"The Colorado Wildlife Commission is a pivotal body established to preserve the splendor of Colorado's wildlife and to protect it's various natural resources. This commission will undoubtedly benefit from the first-hand experience these appointees will bring," Owens said.
Bray graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Agricultural Business and Agricultural Economics and currently serves as Chairman of the Farm Credit Mountain Plains ACA Board of Directors. Bray operates a sheep, cow/calf, and yearling ranch, located in San Miguel and Montrose counties. His background in agriculture and wildlife management, in addition to his time spent on various relevant organizations, has provided Bray with the extensive first-hand knowledge necessary to be an effective member of the Wildlife Commission.
Ray, along with his wife, Vimmie, have owned and operated the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park since 1986. Ray has also been a Colorado guide and outfitter since 1970 and has served on such committees as the Predatory Advisory Committee and the License Fee Increase Advisory Committee for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He has also represented the Colorado Outfitters Association to the Colorado Wildlife Commission for 11 years. Ray currently serves as vice president of the Colorado Mule Deer Association.
The Wildlife Commission is responsible for licensing requirements and the promulgation of rules, regulations and orders concerning wildlife programs. Terms are four years. Appointees must be confirmed by the state Senate.
The commission consists of nine members, five of which are to be selected from each of the five wildlife commissioner districts. The remaining four are selected from the public at large. As mandated by state statute, the commission must consist of one representative from each of the following categories: livestock producers, agricultural or produce growers, sportsmen or outfitters, wildlife organizations and county commissioners. No more than four of the members can be from the same political party.
Bray will serve as a Republican appointee and as a representative of the livestock production industry. Ray will serve as a Democratic appointee and as a Colorado
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