Harrisburg – Aug. 3, 2018 – State Senate Democratic Game and Fisheries Committee chair Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today praised retiring Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway for being a leader on environmental issues and a friend to anglers in Pennsylvania.  

Arway recently said that he will retire in November.  He has been with the commission for 38 years and served as its executive director since 2010. 

Brewster’s comments follow:

“I have had the great fortune to work with John Arway as a result of my committee responsibilities.  He has always been the consummate professional.  John is committed to helping preserve outdoor recreation opportunities and promoting fishing for anglers of all ages. 

“In John’s nearly two generations with the commission, he has left a lasting imprint.  His leadership, skill and dedication have been appreciated.  During his tenure, he had to deal with many tough issues and fiscal challenges, yet he kept the mission of the commission in focus.

“My thanks to John for his years of service and my best wishes for a happy, fulfilling retirement.”

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