Harrisburg, PA – Edward P Mascharka III, of Erie County, has been sworn in as the District 1 Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), representing Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties.
Commissioner Mascharka was confirmed by the Senate on June 21. Commissioners serve eight-year terms and are not compensated for their services. Commissioner Mascharka’s eight-year term expires on June 21, 2018.
A lifelong outdoor, hunting and fishing enthusiast, Commissioner Mascharka is the President and CEO of Janitors Supply Company, Inc., a family business spanning all of Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Western New York, Northern West Virginia, and Western Maryland. He is a graduate of Mercyhurst College in Erie with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science.
Commissioner Mascharka is currently a member of the Presque Isle Advisory Board, and a committee member for Ducks Unlimited. Additionally, he is a team coach for the youth shooting squad at the Erie Skeet Club. He has served as a board member of the Erie Yacht Club, Bayfront East Side Task Force, and as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation. He is also a member of the PA Land Owners Associations, S.O.N.’s of Lake Erie, NW PA Duck Hunter Association, Erie Skeet Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and several other conservation organizations.
Commissioner Mascharka and his wife Jane reside in Erie and have four children, five grandchildren and a black Labrador retriever.
The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information, visit www.fishandboat.com.
Eric Levis, Director of Communications