The Commissioners

The FWC's seven Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate to five-year terms. Their constitutional duty is to exercise the "...regulatory and executive powers of the state with respect to wild animal life and fresh water aquatic life and shall also exercise regulatory and executive powers of the state with respect to marine life, except that all license fees and penalties for violating regulations shall be as provided by law."

Terms in Office


Current Term Began

Original Appointment

Term Expires

Charles W. Roberts III Sept. 1, 2011 Sept. 1, 2011  Aug. 1, 2016 
Aliese P. "Liesa" Priddy Jan. 6, 2012 Jan. 6, 2012 Jan. 6, 2017
Ronald M. Bergeron March 8, 2013  Aug. 6, 2007 Aug. 1, 2017
Adrien Bo Rivard March 8, 2013 March 8, 2013 Aug. 1, 2017
Richard A. Corbett March 8, 2013 February 2003 Jan. 6, 2018
Brian S. Yablonski April 4, 2014 January 2004 Jan. 5, 2019 
Richard Hanas  June 23, 2014 June 23, 2014 Aug. 1, 2017

Commissioners meet five times per year at various locations across the state.
Visit the Commission Meetings Not a Mobile-Enabled Link page for access to schedules, agendas, and minutes.


Email the Commissioners.




FWC Facts:
Four species of black bass occur in Florida's fresh waters. The most popular is the Florida largemouth bass, which can grow to larger than 20 pounds.

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