Sports Fishery Advisory Board

The Chautauqua County Sports Fishery Advisory Board's 2016 Fishing Essay Contest is now closed. Winners will be presented with certificates in late May as the County Executive and board members visit participating schools.
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  • 7 p.m.
  • Fourth Thursday of the month
  • Room 331 of the Gerace Office Building, 3 North Erie St. in Mayville.


The board can have between 10 and 15 members and currently consists of 10 members, who are appointed by the County Executive and subject to the approval of the County Legislature. Members serve a 2-year term and current members include:

Member:                                                Term Expires:

  • Michael Cluchey                                December 31, 2017
  • Daniel Dietzen                                   December 31, 2018
  • Joann Ehrhardt                                  December 31, 2018
  • Lance Ehrhardt                                  December 31, 2018
  • Monte Kennedy                                 December 31, 2017
  • Zenon Olow, Chair                            December 31, 2017
  • Eugene Pauszek                               December 31, 2017
  • Craig Robbins                                   December 31, 2018
  • Mike Sperry                                      December 31, 2018
  • Charles Spiesman                            December 31, 2017
  • James Tunney                                  December 31, 2017
  • Taylor West                                      December 31, 2018
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Chautauqua County Sports Fishery Advisory Board assists and advises County and local governments on how to plan for increased access to the shoreline, provides information on fishing to the general public, and works with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in their efforts to protect and develop fishery resources. In addition, since 1992, the board has held an annual fishing essay contest for students in grades 3 through 6 to help promote and raise awareness about fishing.