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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."

Commissioners meet four times per year at various locations across the state.
Visit the Commission Meetings page for access to schedules, agendas, and minutes.

Terms in Office

Member Current Term Began Original Appointment Term Expires

Sonya Rood

May 20, 2022 Dec. 2017 Jan. 6, 2027

Albert Maury

April 14, 2022 April 2022 August 1, 2026

Rodney Barreto

July 19, 2019 July 2019 Jan. 5, 2024

Steven Hudson

August 2, 2022 July 2019 Aug. 1, 2027

Preston Farrior

March 17, 2023 March 17, 2023 January 5, 2028

Gary Lester

August 2, 2022 Jan. 2018 Aug. 1, 2027

Gary Nicklaus

August 2, 2022 Dec. 2017 Aug. 1, 2027


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