The Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission has posted another statement of thanks to a departed member.
Just as they did earlier this year after vice chair Gary Douvia received a letter from Governor Jay Inslee that his services were no longer needed, the citizen panel expressed thoughts for David Jennings, who was ousted from the group recently.
A statement posted to the commission’s website reads:
Commission Statement of Thanks: Commissioner Jennings
June 20, 2013
The Commission extends its thanks and good wishes to former Commissioner David Jennings. As a member of the Wildlife Committee, he served a crucial role in crafting responses to the most divisive issues associated with the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. The approaches he worked hard to fashion led to the Commission’s unanimous vote to approve the plan. Mr. Jennings also served on the Commission’s Fish Committee. In that capacity, he was deeply involved in the development of the Puget Sound Crab Policy and the Columbia River Reform Policy. Mr. Jennings was an ardent advocate of the interests of those who appreciate wildlife but do not engage in fishing or hunting. He often reminded the Commission of the need to “keep common species common.” With his hard work and intelligent questions, Mr. Jennings showed his commitment to the mission of the Department. We wish him well in his future endeavors.