FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:
Nicole R. Galavotti, David Cole Mitcham, and Ryan Carl Griffith have been appointed as members of the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
- Nicole R. Galavotti, of Lexington, is an environmental engineer. She will represent professional engineers and serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022.
- David Cole Mitcham, of Lexington, is a project manager. He will represent professional engineers and serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022.
- Ryan Carl Griffith, of Lexington, is a transportation engineer. He will serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2019.
The State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of engineers and land surveyors within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Jason M. Hurt has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater System Operators.
- Jason M. Hurt, of Frankfort, is an environmental engineer. He will represent the Energy and Environment Cabinet and serve by virtue of his position.
The Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater System Operators consists of eight gubernatorial appointees and serves in an advisory role to the Energy and Environment Cabinet on the capacity of wastewater treatment plant operators.
Ladye Anna L. Adams has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Ophthalmic Dispensers.
- Ladye Anna L. Adams, of Shepherdsville, is a public librarian. She will represent citizens at-large and serve for a term expiring Jan. 10, 2021.
The Kentucky Board of Ophthalmic Dispensers is made up of five gubernatorial appointees. The board examines and licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of ophthalmic dispensing. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality, conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS Chapter 326.
Mary Rothenburger Steely has been appointed as a member of Serve Kentucky.
- Mary Rothenburger Steely, of Sebree, is a county adult education coordinator. She will serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2020.
Serve Kentucky was created in 1994 to serve as a conduit for federal funds that support AmeriCorps programs in the commonwealth, encourage and recognize volunteerism, and assist in service program development. The Commission is a statewide, bipartisan group of up to 25 members, appointed by the Governor, with diverse service and volunteerism backgrounds.
Judith L. Bradley has been appointed as a member of the Employment First Council.
- Judith L. Bradley, of Prospect, is the executive director of JackBeNimble, Inc. She will represent family members with a disability and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2020.
The Employment First Council was created to ensure competitive and integrated employment in the community will be considered the first and primary option for persons with disabilities who want to become employed. The Council acts as an advisory body of state government to pursue this purpose and includes representatives from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Office for the Blind, the Department of Education, the Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, Protection and Advocacy, Disability Determination Services, Division of Behavioral Health, KY Autism Training Center, Office of Autism, Human Development Institute, people with disabilities, family members, providers, State Rehabilitation Council, and employers. The Council is administered by the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute (HDI).