Roy Hyder, who has been the designee of the Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife since October 2001, retired from the Council in August. The Council held an informal gathering/ reception in the Hilton to celebrate him, and also presented him formally with a plaque honoring his service during the Council B reports. Council members and representatives of Oregon fishery stakeholders thanked him for his commitment to managing and conserving Alaskan fishery resources. Best wishes to he and his wife Holly in their future endeavors.
In his place, Mr. Steve Marx has been appointed to be the new representative from Oregon. Steve Marx has recently retired from the Oregon Department of Fish and Game where he served for 34 years, most recently as a manager of ODFW’s West Region. He began his career as a district fish biologist and watershed manager and has been instrumental in developing partnerships among diverse constituents. We welcome him to the process.