Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Pamela Sue Dimmerman has been appointed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission.

  • Pamela Sue Dimmerman, of Crestview Hills, is a retired staff member of U.S. Senator Jim Bunning’s office. She will serve for a term expiring December 12, 2019.

Founded in 1992, the mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission is to promote the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by the late civil rights leader. The 13-member commission, appointed by the Governor, focuses on Dr. King’s dream for all Americans to experience full equality, economic justice and interracial harmony. The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission sponsors the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration.

Dr. Richard Kessler has been appointed to the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board.

  • Dr. Richard Kessler, of Campbellsville, is a professor at Campbellsville University. He will represent the Kentucky Academy of Science and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.

The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board is charged with administering the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund and reviewing and approving all grants payable from the fund. This 12-member board was established by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1994. Five members are appointed from state government agencies (one each from the Department for Natural Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Department of Parks, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, and the Environmental Education Council). Seven members of the board are private citizens, selected by the Governor from nominations by conservation groups, the Kentucky Academy of Science, agricultural interests, and natural resources industries.

Sebastian Devin Torres has been appointed to the Council on Postsecondary Education.

  • Sebastian Devin Torres, of Lexington, is a student at Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. He will represent student members and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2018.

The Council on Postsecondary Education, a 16-member board appointed by the Governor, is the state coordinating board for postsecondary and adult education in Kentucky.

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