NEWS RELEASE ISSUED 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 appreciate the time and talents these Kansans are willing to volunteer to continue to make our state great," 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 State Banking Board
The Kansas Banking Board aims to promote financial stability, safe banking practices, competitiveness and Kansas consumer safety through its duties as a state chartered banking industry. The board consists of nine members, all of whom are appointed by the governor for no more than two, three-year terms. Six of the members are banker members and three are public interest members, with no more than five members being of the same political party.
Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission
The CILLRW Commission is a cooperative effort of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana that oversees the management and disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The Kansas Senate has confirmed the governor's reappointment for a four year term.
Kansas Human Rights Commission
The mission of the Kansas Human Rights Commission is to prevent and eliminate discrimination, assure equal opportunities in all employment relations, eliminate profiling and segregation and assure equal opportunities in all places of public accommodations and in housing. Six of the seven member board are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate for four year terms. No more than four members of the commission can be from the same political party.
Kansas State Board of Indigent Defense Services
The statutory mission of the State Board of Indigents' Defense Services is to provide, supervise and coordinate, in the most efficient and economical manner possible, the constitutionally and statutorily required counsel and related service for each indigent person accused of a felony and for such other indigent persons as prescribed by law. The nine member board is appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the senate. Members are appointed for terms of three years each.
University of Kansas Hospital Authority
The University of Kansas Hospital Authority is the public oversight body that governs the operations of the hospital at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Membership on the authority includes six individuals who hold university-related positions serving as ex-officio members of the authority, and eight others appointed by the governor. The authority has 19 members, all of who serve four year terms.