|Harrisburg, PA - Two commissioners have been confirmed by the state Senate to fill vacancies on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).
Norman R. Gavlick of Kingston, Luzerne County, has been sworn in as the District 7 commissioner, representing Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
Glade E. Squires of Downingtown, Chester County, has been sworn in as the District 8 commissioner, representing Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties.
The commissioners will be in attendance at the Commission meeting Oct. 4-5 in Williamsport.
Commissioner Gavlick rejoins the Commission after previously completing the term of former Commissioner Frederick Osifat. Commissioner Gavlick is the President of Gavlick Personnel Services, Inc., and the President of Sunami Finesse Lures, Inc. He holds memberships in the North American Fishing Club; Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society (BASS); National Rifle Association; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; Oregon Hunters Association; and the North Branch Smallmouth Alliance. In 2005, Gavlick formed the non-profit Suskie Bassmasters (www.suskiebassmasters.org) to raise funds for improvements to Nesbitt Park on the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre, including a multi-lane boat and canoe/kayak launch ramp and paved parking lot.
Commissioner Gavlick holds a bachelor’s degree from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, and a master’s degree in business from California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA. He and his wife, Angela, have five children and one grandson.
Commissioner Squires is new to the Commission. He is an organic chemist by education and training and has been active in the PFBC Cooperative Nursery Program in Chester County. He currently represents Durr Marketing Associates, Inc., as a regional sales manager and is a member of several outdoors organizations, including the West Chester Fish, Game and Wildlife Association, where he serves as president; the Brandywine Trout and Conservation Club; Trout Unlimited; Ducks Unlimited; the Delaware Riverkeeper; the Southeastern PA Anglers Coalition; and the International Hunter Education Association.
Commissioner Squires earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife have two children and two grandchildren.
Commissioners serve eight-year terms and receive no compensation. Commissioner Gavlick’s eight-year term expires on Sept. 29, 2018. Commissioner Squires’ eight-year term expires on Oct. 1, 2018.
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 about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.