Elections for Executive Officer positions and Vote on Bylaws changes

Election Results!

Election results were announced at the Business Lunch on April 12, 2024. Welcome our incoming officers Kim and Parisa!

Incoming President – Kim Luke

Hi, my name is Kim and I’m running for AFS Cal-Neva Chapter President! I first became involved with AFS through the Sac-Davis student subunit where I served as President for two years. My duties included arranging subunit meetups, organizing displays for campus events like Picnic Day, and coordinating financial support for students traveling to the chapter conference. Currently, I serve on the chapter’s executive committee as Merchandise co-chair where I maintain the zazzle store and assist the planning committee. I also designed this year’s conference logo, the spawning run hat design, and social media Valentines.

I enjoy my current position, but I’m also looking to take on more responsibility and become more involved with AFS. I’d be a good president because I’m enthusiastic, dedicated, and care about bringing fisheries professionals together. This chapter has provided me with a great sense of community over the last few years and I want to dedicate my time doing the same for others.

One of my favorite fishes is the shokihaze goby!

Incoming Secretary – Parisa Hurley

Hi everyone, my name is Parisa Hurley, and I’m just a girl who loves fish. I graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in fish, wildlife, and conservation biology. I didn’t always know I wanted to work with fish, but after transferring to the Department of Water Resources from a terrestrial focused job, I realized I was right where I was supposed to be. I’m fortunate enough to work for a group that protects Chinook Salmon and supports the operations at the Skinner Delta Fish Protective Facility.  In my free time I enjoy camping, hiking, volunteering at the animal shelter, and hanging out at home with my little fur family. I want to get involved with the AFS officer team to help give back to the fisheries community and provide some expertise.

Interested in becoming a Cal-Neva Officer? Please contact the Chapter President with questions or future nominations.

All officers receive annual dues and registration to Chapter Meetings, and President-elect/President have expenses paid to attend the national Society meeting. More info about responsibilities can be found here: Officer responsibilities