Commissioner - Seventh district
Norman R. Gavlick
COUNTIES: Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
Commissioner Norman Gavlick of Kingston (Luzerne County) represents the Seventh District of Pennsylvania as a member of the Fish and Boat Commission. He rejoined the Commission in September 2010 after previously completing the term of former Commissioner Frederick Osifat.
Commissioner Gavlick is the President of Gavlick Outdoors, and the President of Sunami Finesse Lures, Inc. He holds memberships in the North American Fishing Club; Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society (BASS); National Rifle Association; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; Oregon Hunters Association; and the North Branch Smallmouth Alliance.
In 2005, Gavlick formed the non-profit Suskie Bassmasters (www.suskiebassmasters.org) to raise funds for improvements to Nesbitt Park on the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre, including a multi-lane boat and canoe/kayak launch ramp and paved parking lot. Gavlick also participated in efforts to oppose a proposed inflatable dam on the Susquehanna in Wilkes-Barre. In spring of 2008 the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers denied the permits, and the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority voted to not appeal the Corps decision.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, and a master’s degree in business from California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA.
Commissioner Gavlick and his wife, Angela, have five children and one grandson.