The Commissioner’s Office oversees the daily administrative activities and supplies leadership direction for the Department.


About the CommissionerCommissioner Louis Prter

Louis Porter is the commissioner for Fish & Wildlife and was appointed in April 2014. Porter served as the Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs in the Shumlin administration before becoming commissioner. He also worked with the Conservation Law Foundation to advocate for improving Lake Champlain’s water quality and is the former chief of the Vermont Press Bureau, which covers the Statehouse for the Rutland Herald and Times Argus.

Commissioner: Louis Porter
Special Assistant to the FW Commissioner: Kimberly Royar
Counsel: Catherine Gjessing
Project Coordinator: Christopher Saunders
Executive Staff Assistant: Mary Smith
Phone: 802-828-1454

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