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Gov. Laura Kelly announces administration appointments

Man from Pittsburg re-appointed

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly has announced appointments to Kansas state commissions, councils, and boards.

James Triplett of Pittsburg was re-appointed to the Solid Waste Grants Advisory Board.

The complete list of appointments released by the Governor last Thursday includes the following:

Solid Waste Grants Advisory Committee
Purpose: To review competitive grant applications and establish project priority lists for each fiscal year based upon the availability of funds.

  • James Triplett, Pittsburg (reappointment)
  • Shawn Herrick, Topeka (reappointment)

Fire Service Training Commission
Purpose: Provide for a traveling instruction service to train firefighters in the jurisdictions of this state requesting such instruction.

  • Dan Romine, Osage City
  • Justin Ducey, Leawood (reappointment)
  • Dr. Jomella Thompson, Lawrence

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns
Purpose: KCDC is a catalyst for change in government for all people with disabilities.

  • Robert Cantin, Olathe (reappointment)

Kansas African American Affairs Commission
Purpose: To devise strategies to address the public policy concerns of the African American community through its partnerships with the state agencies, corporations and foundations. The Commission will serve as a conduit for programs, grants, research, and policy advice for state and local organizations in addressing concerns that are unique to the African American Community in the state of Kansas. 

  • Anthony Lewis, Lawrence (reappointment)
  • Trent Davis, Salina (reappointment)

State Library of Kansas Board
Purpose: To advocate for statewide library services and resources, encouraging cooperation among libraries and promoting and encouraging innovative library services.

  • Kimberly Beets, Lawrence

Kansas Board of Examiners in Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments
Purpose: To regulate the licensing of examiners and market of hearing aids.

  • Dr. Erica Mears, Wichita

Kansas Volunteer Commission
Purpose: Prepares a national service plan for the state; ensures outreach to diverse community-based agencies; administration of certain grant programs.

  • Amy Pinger, Topeka (reappointment)

Kansas State Board of Cosmetology
Purpose: Regulates the profession of cosmetology and its educational institutions.  The purpose of this regulation is to protect the health and safety of the general public as well as that of the licensees.

  • Ashley Rangel, Olathe (reappointment)
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