December 19, 2019

MDIFW NEWS: Governor Honors Two MDIFW Employees At Blaine House Ceremony

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Governor Janet Mills honored two Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife employees last week, MDIFW online license supervisor Angela Vo and wildlife management section supervisor Ryan Robicheau, recognizing them for their outstanding service to the State, its citizens and the department.

"Both Angela and Ryan are exemplary in their work and attitude, they lead by example, have earned the respect of many, and have been an asset to the department and our customers," said MDIFW Commissioner Judy Camuso. These honors are well deserved. Angela Vo, in addition to her regular duties, was praised for going above and beyond her job responsibilities in assisting with MDIFW's Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation program (R3). R3 is a nationwide initiative with a focus on hunters and anglers. Angela helped with the implementation, planning, and follow-up of two new hunting workshops and was an integral part of the R3 technical committee meeting. Ryan Robicheau was lauded for his leadership skills as he oversees staff in 7 regional offices scattered across the state, each with its own unique wildlife management challenges. Ryans work and style has earned the support and trust of his staff and others across the Department through his dedication, integrity and professionalism. It also was noted that he constantly identifies development and growth opportunities for his staff.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries of Wildlife (MDIFW) preserves, protects, and enhances the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the state. Established in 1880 to protect big game populations, MDIFW has since evolved in scope to include protection and management of fish, non-game wildlife, and habitats, as well as restoration of endangered species like the bald eagle.

In addition to its conservation duties, MDIFW is also responsible for enabling and promoting the safe enjoyment of Maines outdoors - from whitewater rafting to boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. The agencys constituents include the fish, wildlife, and people who call Maine home, as well as the visiting outdoor enthusiasts and ecotourists who call Maine Vacationland and contribute hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the states economy.