(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber has named Bobby Levy Chair of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission through August 2013.
“Bobby brings a rich and informed background on fish, wildlife, recreation, and landowner interests,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “She will be instrumental in guiding new commission members while demonstrating the leadership necessary to protect and enhance Oregon’s important fish and wildlife heritage.”
“I’m looking forward to leading the Commission to help ensure that Oregon’s fish, wildlife, and habitat are protected and can be enjoyed by citizens across the state and by future generations of Oregonians,” Ms. Levy said.
Born in La Grande, Ms. Levy has lived her entire life in Oregon and currently lives on a working farm near Echo with her family. An educator by profession, Ms. Levy has been an adjunct instructor in the Business Technology Department at Blue Mountain Community College, and continues to stay involved in education by substitute teaching. She received her Master’s of Business Administration from Portland State University and a Master’s in Teacher Education from Eastern Oregon University. She has served on numerous boards and committees, and is a member of the Hermiston
Government Affairs Team, a starting board member of Eastern Oregon Women’s Coalition, and a past board member of the Umatilla County Housing Authority. Throughout her life, she and her family have enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor activities in Northeast Oregon.
Ms. Levy, appointed to the Commission in 2006 by then-Governor Ted Kulongoski, is one of seven members on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. Members are appointed by the Governor for staggered four-year terms. One commissioner must be from each congressional district in Oregon, with an additional member from east and west of the Cascades. Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife consists of the Commission, a Commission-appointed director, and a statewide staff of approximately 1000 permanent employees dedicated to programs and policies related to the management and conservation of fish and wildlife resources across the state.
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