NEWS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 30, 2014 BY THE OFFICE OF KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK
Governor Brownback Announces Appointments to Commissions and Boards
Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today recent appointments to boards and commissions.
“I am grateful for Kansans like these who volunteer their time and talents to continue making Kansas a great state,” said Governor Brownback.
The governor’s office is always looking for qualified, interested Kansans to serve the state on commissions and boards in their areas of expertise. If you are interested in serving on a commission or board, please visit http://governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans/office-of-appointments.
Kansas African American Affairs Commission
The Kansas African American Affairs Commission consists of seven members: three appointed by the Governor, one by the Senate President, one by the Senate Minority Leader, one by the Speaker of the House, and one by the House Minority Leader. Each congressional district must be represented and no more than four members shall be of the same political party.
Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council
The membership of the Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council consists of adult consumers with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), youth consumers with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), family members of mental health consumers, mental health service providers, state agency staff and private citizens. Federal law 102-321 describes the mandatory composition of the Council and requires that 51% of the members must be "other than providers," i.e. 51% of the members are consumers or family members of consumers.
State Building Advisory Commission
The State Building Advisory Commission is attached to the Department of Administration and is comprised of seven members, with the Secretary of Administration serving both as a member and the chairperson of the commission.
Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides advocacy, information, referral, sign language interpreter registration, coordination of interpreting services and the Kansas Quality Assurance Screening for certification of sign language interpreters. The Board consists of 17 members, 12 of who are appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms.
Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission (GEC) is charged with administering, interpreting and enforcing the Campaign Finance Act and laws relating to conflict of interests, financial disclosure and the regulation of lobbying.
Kansas Guardianship Program Board of Directors
The Kansas Guardianship Program is a partnership involving the state of Kansas and its citizen volunteers to assist adults legally determined to be unable to manage for themselves. The Board oversees the Guardianship Program’s operations and reports annually to the Governor and the Legislature.
Kansas State Board of the Healing Arts
The Kansas Board of Healing Arts consists of 15 members appointed by the governor from a list of nominees. Five shall be practicing medical doctors; three shall be practicing osteopathic doctors; three shall be licensed chiropractors; one shall be a licensed podiatrist and three shall be members of the general public. The board oversees licensing and regulatory functions in accordance with all applicable statutes, rules, and regulations in an open, courteous and efficient manner.
Kansas Information Technology Executive Council
The 17-member Information Technology Executive Council is responsible for approval and maintenance of all information technology policies, IT project management procedures, statewide technical architecture and the state's strategic information management plan.
Kansas Physician Assistant Council
The Kansas Physician Assistant Council advises the Kansas Board of Healing Arts in carrying out the provisions of the Physician assistant licensure act.
Kansas State Use Law Committee
The State Use Law Committee advises the Director of Purchases on issues surrounding the purchase of products and services provided by blind or disabled persons. The committee consists of nine members.
Kansas State Rehabilitation Council
The Kansas Rehabilitation Council works in partnership with Kansans with disabilities to achieve their goals for employment and independence.
Governor’s Council on Travel and Tourism
The Governor’s Council on Travel and Tourism advises the Department of Commerce in the development and implementation of the state's tourism, marketing and business development. The Council provides information for preparing the Division of Travel and Tourism’s annual budget, as well as reviews tourism-related issues and current state policies and programs.
Kansas Citizens Utility Ratepayers Board (CURB)
CURB’s mission is to protect the interests of residential and small commercial utility ratepayers in the state of Kansas. The board is made up of five members appointed by the Governor. There is one member from each congressional district, with the fifth member serving as an at-large appointee.
Kansas Water Authority
The Kansas Water Authority is statutorily within and a part of the Kansas Water Office. It is a Governor-appointed board that represents diverse water use, interest groups and state natural resource agency leaders. The KWA advises the Governor, Legislature and the Director of the Kansas Water Office on water policy issues. It is also responsible for approving water storage sales, the Kansas Water Plan, federal contracts, regulations and legislation proposed by the Kansas Water Office.
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