DUPONT, August 3, 2017 – State Sens. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe), John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and state Rep. Mike Carroll (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne) joined a host of local officials for the swearing in ceremony for Dupont resident Stanley Knick to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

Knick was recently confirmed by the state Senate to fulfill the vacancy for District 7 Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners. Wilkes-Barre Fire Chief Jay Delaney served as the Commissioner for the Northeast Region since 2007. Magisterial District Justice Alexandra Kokura Kravitz administered the oath of office.

“Stanley Knick has devoted his entire life to public service, wildlife and Pennsylvania’s great outdoors,” Blake said. “I sincerely believe that he will be an integral part in furthering the mission of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners and ensuring that our Pennsylvania’s wildlife and our great outdoors are properly managed for current and future generations.”

Knick in his 12th year on the Dupont Borough Council and currently serves as Council president. He has been an avid hunter and fisherman for his entire life and served as the vice president of the Eastern States Flemish Giant Rabbit Association for over ten years.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Stanley Knick for many years and I can assure you that no one is more committed to our sportsmen, our outdoors and our wildlife,” Carroll added. “The Pennsylvania Game Commission will certainly benefit from Stanley’s vast knowledge and dedication to our outdoors throughout his tenure as Commissioner.”

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is comprised of eight board members, each selected by the Governor, and confirmed by majority vote of the state Senate.  Knick will represent ​Region 7 as a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners. Region 7 includes the counties of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

Game Commissioners individually hold office for terms of four years and may be reappointed for a maximum of two additional terms. Commissioners receive no compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses.

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