The Commissioners

The FWC's seven Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate to five-year terms. Their constitutional duty is to exercise the "...regulatory and executive powers of the state with respect to wild animal life and fresh water aquatic life and shall also exercise regulatory and executive powers of the state with respect to marine life, except that all license fees and penalties for violating regulations shall be as provided by law."

Terms in Office


Current Term Began

Original Appointment

Term Expires

Brian S. Yablonski April 4, 2014 January 2004 Jan. 5, 2019
Aliese P. "Liesa" Priddy Jan. 6, 2012 Jan. 6, 2012 Jan. 6, 2017
Ronald M. Bergeron March 8, 2013  Aug. 6, 2007 Aug. 1, 2017
Richard Hanas  June 23, 2014 June 23, 2014 Aug. 1, 2019
Adrien Bo Rivard March 8, 2013 March 8, 2013 Aug. 1, 2017
Charles W. Roberts III Sept. 1, 2011 Sept. 1, 2011 Aug. 1, 2016
Robert A. Spottswood Sept. 2, 2015 Sept. 2, 2015 Jan. 6, 2018

Commissioners meet five times per year at various locations across the state.
Visit the Commission Meetings Not a Mobile-Enabled Link page for access to schedules, agendas, and minutes.


To email all the Commissioners at one time fill out this form.

To email an individual Commissioner, visit their profile page by clicking on their name above.


FWC Facts:
Vessels 16 feet or longer must carry at least 3 daytime and 3 nighttime visual distress signals (or 3 combination daytime/nighttime signals) at all times when on coastal waters.

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