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UDC to Host April 4 Meet and Greet and PA Fish and Boat Commissioner & Director

Photo: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Board President Bill Gibney of Honesdale, PA with a steelhead trout catch.

NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a public presentation titled “Meet & Greet with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Board President William Gibney and Executive Director Timothy Schaeffer” on Thursday, April 4.

The in-person visit will take place at the 7 p.m. meeting held at the UDC office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY and by Zoom.

Honesdale, PA resident William “Bill” Gibney was elected president of the PA Fish and Boat Commission board on July 24, 2023.

He has served as the 7th District Commissioner to represent Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties for the past five years.
Gibney is a retired physics and biology teacher for the Wayne Highlands School District, who also taught astronomy, biology, and physics for several colleges and universities. He formerly served as a Pennsylvania Game Commission deputy wildlife conservation officer for 13 years and as a state park ranger at the Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro, Pocono Park Complex for nine years.

Timothy D. Schaeffer was appointed by the 10 PA Fish and Boat Commissioners to the executive director position on November 13, 2018.

He serves as the Commission’s chief executive officer as well as chief waterways conservation officer. Schaeffer is a member of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board and Wild Resource Conservation Board, and an ex officio member of the Boating Advisory Board and the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Additionally, Dr. Schaeffer is a member of the National Fish Habitat Partnership Board, chairs the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Legislative and Federal Budget Committee, and serves on the Steering Committee for the Delaware River Watershed Conservation Committee.

The UDC’s monthly meeting to follow will include status reports from the Delaware River Basin Commission, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, National Park Service, and the UDC Executive Director; discussion of old and new business; and public comment.

All UDC meetings are open to the public. For further information on how to participate via a Zoom option, call (845) 252-3022 or email

Please check or UDC social media pages for any meeting updates.


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