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 five 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|
Robert A. Spottswood, Chair
|Jan.12, 2018||Sept. 2, 2015||Jan. 6, 2023|
Michael W. Sole, Vice Chair
|May 12, 2017||May 12, 2017||Aug. 1, 2021|
|Feb. 2, 2018||Feb. 2, 2018||Jan. 5, 2024|
|Jan. 12, 2018||Jan. 12, 2018||Jan. 12, 2023|
|Dec. 1, 2017||Dec. 1, 2017||Aug. 1, 2022|
|Dec. 1, 2017||Dec. 1, 2017||Jan. 2, 2022|
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