District Commission Members


The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission as it is known today was established in 1944. The nine-member board is comprised of volunteers who serve four-year terms after being nominated by licensed hunters and anglers, appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the Kentucky Senate. The Commission meets at least quarterly in Frankfort, and otherwise as needed. Commission members promote fish and wildlife conservation while representing the interests of anglers and hunters. The Commission oversees the Commissioner (agency head) and budget of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, and recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law.​​

Dr. Robin Floyd 1st District

Dr. Robin Floyd, of Murray, received his appointment as the 1st District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on March 31, 2021.

He was born and raised in western Kentucky, and grew up fishing, hunting and exploring nature on the family farm. Floyd is a radiologist at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He graduated from Hickman County High School and earned degrees at Murray State University and the University of Kentucky. Floyd resides in Murray with his wife of 30 years, Kamille. They have three grown children and are members of First United Methodist Church in Murray. A long-time board member of Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry and Needline of Calloway County, Floyd is also a life member of both the League of Kentucky Sportsmen and the Kentucky Hunter Education Association. His goals on the Commission are to help create more opportunities for, and foster participation in, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

First District Counties: Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall, and Trigg counties.

Robin Floyd

Dr. Robin Floyd

Phone (voice): (270) 293-8273
Email: FW.CommissionDistrict1@ky.gov
Term: Mar. 31, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2024

​Vacant                                                                                      2nd District

Second District Counties: Allen, Butler, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Logan, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Union, Warren, and Webster counties.

     Email: FW.CommissionDistrict2@ky.gov

Vacant                                                                                        3rd District

Third District Counties: Breckinridge, Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, Shelby, and Spencer counties.

Greg Cecil​, Vice-Chair4th District

Greg Cecil, of Munfordville, received his appointment as the 4th District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on Jan. 19, 2023.

Greg grew up in central Kentucky and graduated from Western Kentucky University with degrees in general science, biology, guidance counseling and school administration. He is currently the principal of Hart County High School and has served the Hart County community for the past 10 years after also serving the communities of Hardin and Meade counties for 17 years prior.

Greg is a lifelong sportsman and has a deep passion for fishing, small game hunting, deer hunting and waterfowl hunting. He has been a member of Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation and the National Rifle Association.

"I am honored to be selected to serve on the wildlife commission,” he said. “I have a love of the outdoors and I want to see our hunting, fishing and conservation heritage continue to thrive in Kentucky.”​

Fourth District Counties: Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Larue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor, and Washington counties.

Josh Lillard

Greg Cecil

Phone (voice): ​(270) 734-0097​Email: FW.CommissionDistrict4@ky.gov
Term: Jan. 19, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2025

Josh Lillard, Chair5th District

Josh Lillard, of Hebron, received his appointment as the 5th District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on Aug. 14, 2020.

Lillard is a lifelong resident of Boone County and an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys fly-fishing, hunting, hiking and kayaking, among other activities. A 1996 graduate of Larry A. Ryle High School who holds an associate degree from Thomas More University, Lillard is active in several sportsman’s clubs. He serves as a board member of Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers. In addition, he is president of the Dutchman’s Rod and Gun Club, secretary of the Fifth District Federation of Kentucky Sportsmen and member of Northern Kentucky Quail Forever and Elsmere Sportsman’s Club.

"I’m very excited for the opportunity to represent my fellow sportsmen and sportswomen of the Fifth District and for the opportunity to work closer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to help promote the outdoor activities that I have grown to love in our great state," Lillard said. "I hope to inspire others to continue to pass on our traditions of fishing, hunting and trapping to the youths of the Fifth District so that one day they can pass these traditions on to their own children."

Fifth District Counties: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, and Trimble counties.

Josh Lillard

Josh Lillard

Phone (voice): (859) 750-3142
Email: FW.CommissionDistrict5@ky.gov
Term: Aug. 14, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2024

Jerry Ferrell, Secretary6th District

Jerry Ferrell, of Richmond, received his appointment as the 6th District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on Nov. 23, 2021.

"I plan to represent the 17 counties in the 6th District to the best of my ability," he said. "I’ve got my job cut out for me, but I’m looking forward to doing it. I’m going to dig in and get this done. I’m passionate about it."

A lifelong angler and small game hunter who participates in bass fishing tournaments throughout Kentucky, Ferrell holds a business administration degree from American National University and graduated from Richmond Madison High School.

He served in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of sergeant, and is a retired controller at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown. In his retirement, he drives a bus for Madison County Schools and works at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Lexington.

Ferrell is the first African American appointed to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission.

"I’m thankful. I feel blessed," he said. "I’m committed, and I want to do this thing right. I want to represent not only being the first Black commission member, but show kids and others that things are possible and dreams do come true. I want to show everybody that this is a moment in time when things are changing for the better for a lot of us."​

Sixth District Counties: Anderson, Boyle, Casey, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Powell, Rockcastle, Scott, and Woodford counties.

Jerry Ferrell

Jerry Ferrell

Phone (voice): (859) 779-4698
Email: FW.CommissionDistrict6@ky.gov
Term: Nov. 23, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2024

Paul Horn 7th District

Paul Horn earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1994. He has worked in Eastern Kentucky for 22 years since college. He has held positions as a mining engineer, chief engineer, and Chief Operating Officer of mining operations. For the past 16 years he has been employed by Booth Energy. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Kentucky Coal Association. Paul is a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He is also a member of several local fish and game clubs, as well as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He has enjoyed hunting and fishing since he was a child and wants to ensure the resources of Kentucky’s fish and wildlife for future generations. Paul resides in Prestonsburg with his wife Stacy, and 8-year-old son Derek.

Seventh District Counties: Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Harlan, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, and Pike counties.

Paul Horn

Paul Horn

Phone (voice): (606) 477-0923
Email: FW.CommissionDistrict7@ky.gov
Term: Aug. 5, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2023

Vacant8th District

Eighth District Counties: Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Rowan, and Wolfe counties

Dr. Karl Clinard 9th District

Dr. Karl D. Clinard, a Pulaski County native, retired in 2014 from his Orthodontic practice. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Louisville. He also completed his specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Louisville. He holds memberships in several sporting organizations including, life memberships in the NRA and Ducks Unlimited. Dr. Clinard serves as a Board of Trustees member of Campbellsville University and as a Deacon at Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset. He has hunted in several states in the lower 48, as well as Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Russia.

"I am humbled and honored to represent the sportsmen and women of the 9th district. I enjoy working with the other commission members, as well as the dedicated employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. I believe we have a common goal of maintaining, improving, and sharing Kentucky's fish and wildlife resources with fellow Kentuckians as well as tourists who visit our great state."

​Karl and his wife, Tara, have two grown daughters and several grandchildren.

Ninth District Counties: Bell, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Wayne, and Whitley counties.

Karl Clinard

Dr. Karl D. Clinard

Phone (voice): (606) 219-2116
Email: FW.CommissionDistrict9@ky.gov
Term: Aug. 5, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2023