Judy Camuso is a great choice for Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and we must thank Governor-elect Janet Mills for choosing Judy.
Judy is well respected both inside and outside the department, where she is currently the director of the wildlife division. Many of us recommended Judy to Janet.
I’ve spent some time lately talking to both Janet and Judy about my suggestions for changes and improvements at DIFW. I’ve written outdoor news columns about some of those ideas, including reorganization of the fisheries division so it mirrors the wildlife division.
And I can tell you, Judy knows the department very well and has some great ideas of her own. I anticipate, as she begins to advocate for her improvements, you will be pleased. And some will require your active help.
I’m also very pleased that Janet has a personal interest in DIFW. She is an avid fly fishing angler. And it tells you something that DIFW Commissioner is one of the first positions she filled in her cabinet.
Good luck Judy!