FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 1, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:
Billy Joe Phelps and Gary W. Moore have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Transportation Center Advisory Board.
- Billy Joe Phelps, of Morgantown, is the mayor of Morgantown. He will represent the Kentucky League of Cities and serve for a term expiring Aug. 10, 2018; and
- Gary W. Moore, of Burlington, is the Boone County judge/executive. He will represent the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association and serve for a term expiring Aug. 10, 2018.
The Kentucky Transportation Center Advisory Board consists of nine members. The Board was established by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1984 with the purpose of assisting with policy formation and providing direction to the center.
Rebecca K. DeJarnatt, George S. Scott, Mary Lou Cutter, and Justin D. Christman have been appointed as members of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.
- Rebecca K. DeJarnatt, of Louisville, is coordinator for Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Youth Development. She will represent local juvenile delinquency prevention councils and serve for a term expiring Sept. 15, 2021; and
- George S. Scott, of Louisville, is a superintendent with the Department of Juvenile Justice. He will represent former juvenile justice system participants and serve for a term expiring Sept. 15, 2018; and
- Mary Lou Cutter, of Lexington, is the director of information technology for Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC. She will represent a parent not associated with any other group and serve for a term expiring Sept. 15, 2019; and
- Justin D. Christman, of Louisville, is a peer support specialist. He will represent youth under 24 and serve for a term expiring Sept. 15, 2020.
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board develops program criteria for early juvenile intervention, diversion, and prevention projects. The Board was created under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act of 1974. The Board consists of no less than 15 and no more than 33 members.
Laela Kashan has been appointed as a member of the Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory Board.
- Laela Kashan, of Louisville, is a staff attorney for the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. She will represent professionals working in an agency that provides services to adult or child victims of sex offenses and serve for the remainder of the term of office of the Governor’s incumbency.
The Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory Board approves providers who conduct comprehensive sex offender presentence evaluations and treatment. The Board develops comprehensive sex offender presentence evaluations that shall be used by approved providers in assessing the risk of recommitting a sex crime by a sex offender, the threat posed to public safety, amenability to sex offender treatment and the nature of the required sex offender treatment.
Jeffrey S. Glass has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Wireless Interoperability Executive Committee.
- Jeffrey S. Glass, of Louisville, is the communication supervisor for the Jefferson County Sheriff. He will represent the Kentucky Association of Counties and serve for a term expiring July 22, 2019.
The Kentucky Wireless Interoperability Executive Committee was created to address communications interoperability, a homeland security issue which is critical to the ability of public safety first responders to communicate with each other by radio. The committee advises and makes recommendations regarding strategic wireless initiatives to achieve public safety voice and data communications interoperability.
Alexander D. Blackwell, Amy Futrell, Nathan Kent, and Christopher Black have been appointed as members of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Nominating Commission.
- Alexander D. Blackwell, of Paducah, is an attorney. He will serve for a term expiring April 15, 2020; and
- Amy Futrell, of Murray, is the market president of Heritage Bank. She will serve for a term expiring April 15, 2020; and
- Nathan Kent, of Cadiz, is chief of police for the city of Mayfield. He will serve for a term expiring April 15, 2021; and
- Christopher Black, of Paducah, is a general contractor. He will serve for a term expiring April 15, 2022.
The members of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors are selected from a list of three names submitted to the Governor by the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Nominating Commission and the Governor must select from those three names. The Board of Directors is responsible for adopting and implementing an annual budget, approving budget requests, and evaluating the functions of the school and the school’s staff.
Charles Buddeke and Steve Austin have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority.
- Charles Buddeke, of Louisville, is president and co-founder of Iristrac, LLC. He will represent citizens at-large and serve for a term expiring Oct. 10, 2021; and
- Steve Austin, of Henderson, is mayor for the City of Henderson. He will represent the Kentucky League of Cities and serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2021.
The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority is an independent de jure municipal corporation and political subdivision of the Commonwealth constituting a governmental agency and instrumentality of the Commonwealth. In carrying out its functions, powers, and duties, the state authority will be performing essential public and government functions that improve the public welfare and prosperity of the people of the Commonwealth by promoting the availability of and enhancing accessibility to improved transportation services within the Commonwealth.
Greg Lakes has been appointed as a member of the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.
- Greg Lakes, of Berea, is a funeral director and embalmer. He will represent the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky and serve for a term expiring May 31, 2022.
The State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors adopts standards and regulations which govern the funeral industry to assure public safety.
Robert E. Taylor has been appointed as Property Valuation Administrator for Simpson County.
- Robert E. Taylor, of Franklin, is a CPA and insurance broker.
He will serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the November 2018 midterm election, pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.