Western Division

The Western Division of the American Fisheries Society represents over 16 chapters

About the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society

Western Division of the American FIsheries Society

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Officers and Student Representative

The elected Western Division Officers are President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and immediate Past President. The Student Representative is an elected agent to the Executive Committee. The offices of Past President, President, and President-Elect are automatically filled by the current President, President-Elect and Vice President, respectively. The office of Vice President and the Student Representative position are filled by election each year. The office of Secretary-Treasurer is filled by election on an alternate-year basis because this position has a two-year term of office. Candidates for Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer are chosen through the Nominating Committee. Candidates for the Student Representative are nominated by the Student Committee. The terms of office for the Division Officers, Student Representative, and Committee Chairs coincide with those of the Society; these terms generally start and end with the date of the business meeting of the Society, which is typically in late August or early September each year.

The Officers:


Cleve Steward
10606 SW Bannoch Ct
Portland, OR 97062
Phone: (206) 719-1260
Email: cleve.steward [at] gmail.com


Brian Missildine
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 902-2676
Email: Brian.Missildine [at] dfw.wa.gov

Immediate Past President

Jim Bowker
US Fish and Wildlife Service
4050 Bridger Canyon Road
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 994-9910
Email: jim_bowker [at] fws.gov

Vice President

Jackie Watson
Utah Division of Wildlife
1115 N Main St
Springville, UT 84663
Phone: (210) 663-4934
Email: jackiewatson [at] utah.gov

Secretary – Treasurer

Travis Neebling
Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.
3030 Energy Lane
Casper, WY 82604
Phone: (307) 233-6410
Email: Travis.Neebling [at] wyo.gov

Student Representative

Zach Klein
University of Idaho
College of Natural Resources
Fish and Wildlife Sciences
875 Perimeter Dr MS 1141
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: 303-249-4190
Email: klei7686 [at] vandals.uidaho.edu

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