The Chautauqua County Sports Fishery Advisory Board's 2016 Fishing Essay Contest is now closed. Winners will be presented with certificates in late May as the County Executive and board members visit participating schools.
Room 331 of the Gerace Office Building, 3 North Erie St. in Mayville.
The board can have between 10 and 15 members and currently consists of 10 members, who are appointed by the County Executive and subject to the approval of the County Legislature. Members serve a 2-year term and current members include:
Member: Term Expires:
Michael Cluchey December 31, 2017
Daniel Dietzen December 31, 2018
Joann Ehrhardt December 31, 2018
Lance Ehrhardt December 31, 2018
Monte Kennedy December 31, 2017
Zenon Olow, Chair December 31, 2017
Eugene Pauszek December 31, 2017
Craig Robbins December 31, 2018
Mike Sperry December 31, 2018
Charles Spiesman December 31, 2017
James Tunney December 31, 2017
Taylor West December 31, 2018
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Chautauqua County Sports Fishery Advisory Board assists and advises County and local governments on how to plan for increased access to the shoreline, provides information on fishing to the general public, and works with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in their efforts to protect and develop fishery resources. In addition, since 1992, the board has held an annual fishing essay contest for students in grades 3 through 6 to help promote and raise awareness about fishing.