Citizen Oversight Membership

The Game and Fish Fund Budgetary Oversight Committee (BOC) is composed of a chair who is appointed by the DNR commissioner, the chair of the Fisheries Oversight Committee, the chair of the Wildlife Oversight Committee and four additional members from each committee.

Budgetary Oversight Committee (BOC)

Mark Popovich (Chair)

To contact the citizen oversight committee, use this address and your message will forward directly to the BOC Chair: [email protected]

Fisheries Oversight Committee (FOC)

Committee liaison

Brad Parsons
Fisheries Section Chief
651-259-5229


Committee members

An asterisk (*) denotes a member of the BOC.

  • Karl Anderson (Greenbush)
  • James Arndt (Duluth)
  • Kirk Duholm (Eagan)
  • Jess Edberg (Ely)

  • Charles Haslerud (Duluth)
  • Nicole Bentley (Shoreview)
  • Mark Owens (Austin)
  • Craig Pagel (Duluth)
  • Dave Thompson (Battle Lake)

Wildlife Oversight Committee (WOC)

Committee liaison

Paul Telander
Wildlife Section Chief
651-259-5237


Committee members

An asterisk (*) denotes a member of the BOC.

  • David Engels (Menahga)

  • Burl Haar (Afton)
  • Garry Hooghkirk (Duluth)
  • Paul Hoppe (Ogilvie)
  • Andrew Mauch (Wyoming)
  • Bert Pexsa (Miltona)
  • John Schnedler (Richfield)
  • Martha Taggett (Golden Valley)

  • Mark Weber (Eden Prairie)
  • John Wells (Saint Paul)