Our committees form the backbone of our council, developing a variety of programs and policies which are adopted by the Executive Committee for dissemination to our chapters and other organizations as appropriate. Following is a brief description of each committee’s primary responsibilities.
Chair: Brad Isles (724) 967-2832
Description: Develops and implements all council print publications and website content, as well as being responsible for the issuance of media news releases.
Chair: Bob Volkmar (814) 320-3899
Description: Develops statewide policies and programs relative to council’s conservation and environmental goals, including stream access issues.
Delaware River Committee
Chair: Jeff Skelding (410) 245-8021
Description: Monitors conditions and recommends actions to enhance flow regimes for preservation of the wild trout population in this premier fishery resource.
Description: Assumes the primary responsibility for matters pertaining to fund raising and capital giving.
Trout Policy Committee
Co-Chairs: Len Lichvar (814) 659-7057
Dave Rothrock (570) 377-0712
Description: Acts as a liaison with the PA Fish & Boat Commission to establish guidelines for effective cold water fisheries management programs.
TU Service Partnership
Description: The PATU Veterans Service Partnership is a combination of National TU’s Veterans Service Program (VSP) and Project Healing Waters (PHW), and includes family fishing programs for veterans conducted by the Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited chapters in our local communities and waters.
Co-Chairs: Amidea Daniel (814) 359-5127
Kelly Williams (814) 765-2629
Description: Develops new and innovative ways to increase and retain female and minority membership and solicit more active participation from our female and minority members. For more information and an update on what’s happening currently, please go to https://patuwdi.weebly.com/
Youth Education Committee
Chair: Judi Sittler (814) 861-3277
Christian Shane (412) 734-0150
Description: Aids chapters in establishing and maintaining programs consistent with council’s youth and family education goals.