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)

Steve Okins, Chair (Willmar)

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 manager
651-259-5229


Committee members

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

Wildlife Oversight Committee (WOC)

Committee liaison

Mike Larson
Interim wildlife section manager
651-259-5237


Committee members

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

  • Burl Haar, chair (Afton) *
  • Karli Cich (White Bear Lake) *
  • Phoebe Cole (Warroad) *
  • Garry Hooghkirk (Duluth) *
  • Peter Hunt (Excelsior)
  • John Schnedler (Richfield) *
  • Muffie Taggett (Golden Valley)
  • Naomi Walker (St. Louis Park)
  • Matt Weegman (Houston) * [alternate]
  • John Wells (St. Paul)
  • Karen Wortman (Bigfork)
  • Andre Xiong (Oak Grove)