Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 28, 2018) — Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: 

Lisa Michelle Smith has been appointed as City Commissioner for the City of Sanders.

  • Lisa Michelle Smith, of Sanders, retired from King’s Daughter’s Health in 2015. She 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. 

Sanders is a home rule-class city in Carroll County, Kentucky. The population was 238 as of the 2010 census. 

Darrell Patrick has been appointed as Magistrate for the Third District of Morgan County. 

  • Darrell Patrick, of West Liberty, is retired. 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.

Morgan County is located in northeast Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,923. Its county seat is West Liberty.

Susan G. Sullivan has been appointed as Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) for Ballard County.

  • Susan G. Sullivan, of Wickliffe, has served as chief deputy clerk for the Ballard County PVA for eight years. She 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. 

County PVAs assess all local property, both real and personal, with the exception of certain items valued by the Kentucky Department of Revenue.  

David Munden has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Military Family Assistance Trust Fund Board. 

  • CSM David Munden, of Louisville, is a Kentucky National Guard soldier. He will serve for a term expiring Oct. 5, 2020. 

The Kentucky Military Family Assistance Trust Fund Board is composed of six members, three of whom are appointed by the Governor. The Board is charged with administering the Military Family Assistance Trust Fund.

Leon Heaton, Susan Grey Smith, and Jason Dean Crockett have been appointed as members of the Kentucky State Corrections Commission.

  • Leon Heaton, of Frenchburg, is the director of outpatient services for Addiction Recovery Care. He will represent service providers and serve for a term expiring Feb. 17, 2021; and
  •  Dr. Susan Grey Smith, of Lexington, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She will represent service providers and serve for a term expiring Feb. 17, 2021; and
  • Jason Dean Crockett, of West Paducah, works for Stratemeyer Media. He will represent at-large members and serve for a term expiring Feb. 17, 2020.

The Kentucky State Corrections Commission is charged with awarding all grant money to community corrections programs along with developing and implementing a statewide strategic plan for community corrections programs. The Commission is also charged with establishing the Parole Board Nominating Committee. 

Jason Paul Smith has been appointed as a member of the the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission. 

  • Jason Paul Smith, of Louisville, is an attorney. He will represent attorneys and serve for a term expiring May 16, 2019. 

The Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission licenses contestants, officials and promoters. The Commission is attached to the Public Protection Cabinet for administrative purposes and oversees all professional boxing, wrestling and full-contact competitive bouts and exhibitions held in Kentucky. 

Lisa Renee Rice has been appointed as a member of the State Board for the Certification of Librarians.

  • Lisa Renee Rice, of Morgantown, is a library director. She will represent professional librarians and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2022.

The State Board for the Certification of Librarians consists of five gubernatorial appointees. The Board is charged with evaluating and approving the qualifications of applicants for licensure as certified librarians within the Commonwealth. 

Zachary Allen Casa has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists. 

  • Zachary Allen Casa, of Lexington, is a cosmetologist. He will represent salon owners and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2020. 

The Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists is made up of five gubernatorial appointees. The Board makes periodic inspections of beauty salons and beauty schools in assigned areas, determines whether each individual and business has the required license, follows up on complaints regarding those individuals working without licenses and investigates other violations of the law and inspects premises of salons and schools to determine compliance with sanitary standards and physical requirements as established by the board.

Joseph Ahrens Hayes has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Architects. 

  • Joseph Ahrens Hayes, of Ft. Mitchell, is an architect. He will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2022. 

Originally called the State Board of Examiners and Registration of Architects, this Board was established June 21, 1930, to serve the Commonwealth by promoting and protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare and the built environment for human habitation through the regulation, examination and licensing of architects and certification of interior designers. 

Mark Barker has been appointed as a member of of the Agricultural Development Board.

  • Mark Barker, of Crestwood, is the senior vice president of agricultural lending in Kentucky for Farm Credit Mid-America. He will represent agricultural lenders and serve for a term expiring July 6, 2022. 

The Agricultural Development Board is comprised of 15 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the Governor. The Board was created in 2000 and serves to distribute 50 percent of the state’s monies received from the Masters Settlement Agreement for the general purpose of agricultural development within the Commonwealth. The Board invests these funds into innovative proposals to increase net farm income and effect tobacco farmers, tobacco-impacted communities and agriculture across the state by stimulating markets for Kentucky agricultural products, finding new ways to add value to Kentucky agricultural products, and exploring new opportunities for Kentucky farms.

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