Kansas Governor Announces Administration Appointments

Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly announced appointments to Kansas state boards and commissions.

Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council

The purpose of the Council is to advise the Governor on adult, adolescent, and children’s services issues.  It also review the Block Grant Plan and makes recommendations; serves as an advocate for adults with a serious mental illness, children with a serious emotional disturbance and other individuals with mental illnesses or substance use disorders; and monitors, reviews, and evaluates the allocation and adequacy of services within the State

Christina Mayer, Eudora (reappointment)
Sherman “Wes” Cole, Osawatomie (reappointment)

Kansas Pet Animal Advisory Board

The purpose of the Pet Animal Advisory Board is to make recommendations concerning the rules and regulations for the KS Pet Animal Act.

Crystal Blackdeer, Tonganoxie
Kelly Bogner, Topeka

Kansas Sentencing Commission

The Commission develops a sentencing guideline model or grid based on fairness and equity and shall provide a mechanism for linking justice and corrections policies.

Shelly Williams, Manhattan (reappointment)

Occupational Therapist Council

The purpose of the Council is to provide for and conduct all examinations, determine the applicants who successfully pass the exam, duly register such applicants, and adopt rules and regulations to administer K.S.A.

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