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 Expiration: Dec. 31, 2024


Jeff Raymer​2nd District

Being born and raised in Western Kentucky on a Butler County farm, Jeff Raymer developed a love for being outdoors early in life. He started going hunting and fishing with his dad and his grandpa when he was around four years old. The fever for hunting and fishing just continued to grow. Jeff spent hundreds of hours reading anything he could get his hands on that had to do with hunting or fishing. Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Kentucky Afield, and Happy Hunting Ground magazines, along with any hunting tales of adventures in Alaska and Africa, were his favorites. Jeff can remember reading some of the articles multiple times. As he got older, Jeff got into target archery and rifle and pistol competitions. He spent many years and traveled over most of Eastern United States competing with other archers and Marksman. Jeff’s goal is that everyone in Kentucky who desires to hunt, or fish has the opportunity to do so and that every child has a chance to develop a love for the outdoors.


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

Jeff Raymer

Jeff Raymer

Phone (voice): (270) 791-0242
Email: FW.CommissionDistrict2@ky.gov
Term Expiration: Dec. 31, 2026

​Matt Rhodes3rd District

Matt Rhodes, of Oldham County, received his appointment as the 3rd District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on April 15, 2024.

Born and reared in Griffin, Georgia, Matt grew up loving the outdoors and spent countless hours fishing, in the woods, or playing sports. He moved to Kentucky in 1990 to pursue his B.S. in Public Health from Cumberland College in Williamsburg. Following his playing days, Matt continued to pursue his love of football by coaching at his alma mater for four years. During a visit to Louisville for the ‘94 Kentucky Derby, Matt met his future wife and relocated to Oldham County a year later. He began a career in public health and eventually obtained his Master of Public Health at the University of Louisville in August 2015. Matt advanced to serve as Director of Operations for Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, where he oversaw day-to-day operations prior to retiring. He accepted the role as Director for the Oldham County Health Department in November 2020.

His passion for public service and creating safe & healthy conditions for people to live, work, and play has remained a principle throughout his career. He has almost 30 years’ experience in the Environmental & Public Health field. Matt has served in many volunteer leadership roles. He remains actively involved in local service organizations, including Rotary, and currently serves as a board member for Hope Health Clinic. Matt continues to serve state and national professional associations, including the Kentucky Health Department Association (KHDA), where he currently serves as Co-chair of the Legislative & Advocacy Committee. He previously held an adjunct position at the University of Louisville, School of Public Health & Information Sciences.

Matt spends as much time as possible fishing, hunting deer, turkey, and small game, or just spending time in the woods. His appointment to the Fish and Wildlife Commission is a culmination of a lifelong passion for public service as well as hunting, fishing, conservation, and the outdoors environment. Matt and his wife, Kelli, reside in Oldham County on the family farm. ​

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

Matt Rhodes

Matt Rhodes​

Phone (voice): (502) 758-4511
Email: FW.CommissionDistrict3@ky.gov
Term Expiration: Dec. 31, 2026

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 Expiration: 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 Expiration: 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 Expiration: Dec. 31, 2024

Chuck Meade7th District

Charles "Chuck" Meade, of Staffordsville, was appointed the 7th District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on April 15, 2024.

Chuck is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division and the Gulf War, a former KY State Representative, and a business owner. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University.

Chuck is honored to serve as the representative of the 7th District and is excited to bring his diverse background and wealth of experiences to his role. He looks forward to working with the district's sportsmen and sportswomen and advocating for responsible resource management. Chuck draws inspiration from his family, including his wife Jackie, a teacher, and his children Cody, a chemical engineer, and Chayce, a UK mechanical engineering student.

Chuck's love for the outdoors, passion for people, and dedication to serving others have fueled his journey. As the 7th District Commissioner, Chuck is dedicated to personally serving and striving to create policies, regulations, and guidelines that support responsible hunting, fishing, conservation endeavors, and habitat ​preservation.

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

Chuck Meade

Chuck Meade

Phone (voice): (606) 791-3463
Email: FW.CommissionDistrict7@ky.gov
Term Expiration: Dec. 31, 2027

Vacant​8th District

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

Walter Robertson9th District

Walter B. Robertson, of Russell Springs, received his appointment as the 9th District Representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on April 15, 2024.

He was born and raised in Russell County, where he resides, and is a lifelong sportsman with a passion for deer, turkey, and small game hunting. He graduated from Russell County High School and has been an employee of Tarter (also known as Tarter Farm and Ranch) for over 51 years. He is also a full-time grain and cattle farmer with over 600 acres. He has two daughters and is a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. He is a long-time President of the Russell County Sportsman Club and a member of the local chapter and National Wild Turkey Federation.

He has a passion for the outdoors, and his goal on the commission is to help create more opportunities for Kentucky hunters and youth who have a passion for the outdoors. He wants to be a voice for the 9th district.​

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

Walter Robertson

Walter Robertson

Phone (voice): (270) 566-4601
Email: FW.CommissionDistrict9@ky.gov
Term Expiration: Dec. 31, 2027