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: Russel Thrall (570) 620-8677
Description: Works with the Executive Committee (EXCOM) of the Council and Committee Chairs to assemble the annual budget that serves as the framework for revenue development and spending.
Chair: Charlie Charlesworth (570) 954-5042
Description: A network of more than 100 TU-affiliated college fishing clubs around the country focused on conservation. As the capstone of the Trout Unlimited Headwaters Youth Program, these clubs seek to engage current and fly fishers-to-be on their campuses nationwide.
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: Brian Wagner (484) 894-8289
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.
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.