Applications accepted through Oct. 12 The Governor’s office is currently accepting applications for the 2013 appointment to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

Applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. They can be submitted online at www.azgovernor.gov/BC/Application07.asp.

Members must be well informed on the subject of wildlife and the requirements for its conservation. In accordance with state statute, the commission is required to maintain political balance, therefore, applicants for this vacancy may not be registered Republican.

Also, no two members may be from the same county. Since the commission currently has members from Apache, Maricopa, Navajo and Pima counties, residents of those counties may not apply for this opening. Residents of Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Yuma counties are eligible to apply.

Per state statute, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board shall assist the governor by interviewing, evaluating and recommending candidates. The board shall recommend at least two, but no more than five, candidates to the governor. The governor must select and appoint a commissioner from the list submitted by the board.

For further information, contact the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions at (602) 542-2449 or toll free at (800) 253-0883.

For more information about the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission. For more information about the Office of the Governor, please visit www.azgovernor.gov

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