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Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Media Contact: Nicole Burton
502-564-2611
Nicole.Burton@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2018) – Gov. Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Norb Ryan has been appointed as a member of the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities. 

  • Norb Ryan, of Versailles, is a retired state ADA coordinator. He will represent individuals with developmental disabilities and serve for a term expiring July 16, 2019. 

The Commonwealth Developmental Disabilities Council seeks to create change through visionary leadership and advocacy so that people with developmental disabilities have choices and control over their own lives, resulting in the opportunity for all Kentuckians to live, work, and play within the Commonwealth. The Council consists of 26 members.

Shelby Taylor Gardner has been appointed as a member of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. 

  • Shelby Taylor Gardner, of Louisville, is a quality control specialist at Radial. She will represent youth under the age of 24 and serve for a term expiring Sept. 15, 2018. 

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.

Brent Edward O’Neill has been appointed as a member of the Geographic Information Advisory Council. 

  • Brent Edward O’Neill, of Lexington, is a director of engineering for Kentucky American Water. He will represent the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and serve for a term expiring Sept. 22, 2021. 

The Geographic Information Advisory Council advises the executive director of the Commonwealth Office of Technology on issues relating to geographic information and geographic information systems. The council establishes and adopts policies and procedures that assist state and local jurisdictions in developing, deploying, and leveraging geographic information resources and geographic information systems technology for the purpose of improving public administration.

Charles Thomas Miller has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission. 

  • Charles Thomas Miller, of Crestwood, is the former executive director for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. He will serve for a term expiring Feb. 8, 2022.

The Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission is empowered to issue the orders, rules and regulations pertaining to use of land within and around all military and public-use airports, heliports and seaplanes bases in the Commonwealth, and all state licensed, private-use airports which have a paved runway in excess of 2,900 feet, to promote the public interest and protect and encourage the proper use of the airports and their facilities. Each member shall be a person experienced in and familiar with the field of aeronautics.

Joseph Altobellis has been appointed as a member of the Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Commission. 

  • Joseph Altobellis, of Louisville, is an insurance broker for Brown & Brown of Kentucky. He will represent the Kentucky Motorcycle Association and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2020. 

The Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Commission is made up of seven gubernatorial appointees. The commission is charged with fostering the growth and development of the motorcycle safety and education program of the Commonwealth.

Kristen Stakelin has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators. 

  • Dr. Kristen Stakelin, of Lexington, is an assistant professor for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She will represent licensed medical physicians with experience in diabetes education and serve for a term expiring Nov. 3, 2021. 

The mission and purpose of the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators is to regulate the practice of diabetes education in Kentucky and to ensure safe and competent diabetes education to all people in the Commonwealth. The Board licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of diabetes education. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The Board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 309. 

Kenneth C. Moellman, Sr. and Barbara D. Weber have been appointed as members of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 17th Judicial Circuit and District of Kentucky. 

  • Kenneth C. Moellman, Sr., of Alexandria, is retired. He will serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022; and
  • Barbara D. Weber, of Alexandria, is a retired real estate broker. She will serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022. 

When a judicial vacancy occurs, the executive secretary of the Judicial Nominating Commission sends a notice of vacancy to all attorneys in the judicial circuit or the judicial district affected. Attorneys can recommend someone or nominate themselves. Once that occurs, the individuals interested in the position return a questionnaire to the Office of Chief Justice. The Chief Justice then meets with the Judicial Nominating Commission to choose three nominees. The names of the applicants are not released. However, once the Judicial Nominating Commission has determined the names of the three finalists to be sent to the Governor for selection, the Judicial Branch makes the names available to the public and the media. The credentials of these three nominees are sent to the Governor for review. When the Governor appoints the replacement, his office makes the announcement.

John Kington, William Herald Adkisson, Don R. Gibson, Jeffery Doug Morgan, Ronnie Everett Claiborne, Russell Lee Edwards, Molly Elizabeth Caldwell, Vanessa Lenear, John R. Triplett, Jeffrey Wayne Holland, Kathy Hopkins, Nelson Robert Scott, Chester Alan Hayes, Nicholas Craig Hazel and Charles Montgomery Haddaway IV have been appointed as members of the State Advisory Committee for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. 

  • John Kington, of Prospect, is retired from the Kentucky Department of Parks. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 
  • William Herald Adkisson, of Erlanger, owns an insurance agency. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and
  • Don R. Gibson, of Leburn, is an engineer. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and
  • Jeffrey Doug Morgan, of Morehead, is a retired welder. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and
  • Ronnie Everett Claiborne, of Nancy, is a farmer. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 
  • Russell Lee Edwards, of Providence, is a farmer. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and
  • Molly Elizabeth Caldwell, of Lexington, is a non-profit executive. She will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 
  • Vanessa Lenear, of Florence, is a community event coordinator. She will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 
  • John R. Triplett, of Warfield, is an attorney. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 
  • Jeffrey Wayne Holland, of Hopkinsville, is the vice president of Pennyrile Machine Co. Inc. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 
  • Kathy Hopkins, of Lexington, is retired division director of equine operations at the Kentucky Horse Park. She will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 
  • Nelson Robert Scott, of Pikeville, is a right-of-way agent with the Kentucky Power Company. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 
  • Chester Alan Hayes, of California, is a retired planning specialist for GE Aircraft Engines. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020; and 
  • Nicholas Craig Hazel, of Campbellsville, is the assistant executive director of Lake Cumberland ADD. He will serve for a term expiring  March 8, 2020; and 
  • Charles Montgomery Haddaway IV, of Pleasure Ridge Park, is the executive director of the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society. He will serve for a term expiring March 8, 2020. He has also been designated as Chair of the Committee.

The State Advisory Committee for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is composed of 15 gubernatorial appointees which are to oversee federal grant funds that are used to protect important natural areas, acquire land for outdoor recreation and to develop or renovate public outdoor recreation facilities such as campgrounds, picnic areas, sports and playfields, swimming facilities, boating facilities, fishing facilities, trails, natural areas and passive parks.

April A. Wimberg has been appointed as a member of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. 

  • April A. Wimberg, of Louisville, is an attorney. She will serve for a term expiring July 14, 2020. 

The mission of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission is to promote the ethical conduct of elected officials, officers and other employees in the executive branch of state government. The commission seeks to fulfill its mission through administering a program of training and education on the code of ethics, providing guidance to state employees concerning their ethical conduct, enforcing the provisions of the code of ethics, interpreting the code of ethics through the issuance of advisory opinions, registering executive agency lobbyists and recommending legislation to the General Assembly. 

Tim G. Robinson has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy. 

  • Tim G. Robinson, of Louisa, is the chief executive officer of Addiction Recovery Care, LLC. He will represent private community-based organizations with experience in programs involving smoking cessation or prevention or alcohol or substance abuse prevention and treatment and will serve for a term expiring Sept. 20, 2020. 

The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) Board consists of seventeen members which was created to oversee the activities of KY-ASAP within the Office of Drug Control Policy. KY-ASAP was created in 2000 by the General Assembly to promote the reduction of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Kentucky by working with communities to help them identify existing needs and resources.

Robert Boggs, Shelly Lemons Alvey, Randall G. Dial and Brenda M. Tiffany have been appointed as members of the Kentucky State Corrections Commission. 

  • Robert Boggs, of Grayson, is jailer for the Carter County Detention Center. He will represent county jailers and serve for a term expiring Feb. 17, 2021; and 
  • Shelly Lemons Alvey, of Lebanon Junction, is Commonwealth’s Attorney for Bullitt County. She will represent Commonwealth Attorneys and serve for a term expiring Feb. 17, 2021; and 
  • Randall G. Dial, of Middleburg, is the Casey County Judge/Executive. He will represent county judge/executives and serve for a term expiring Feb. 17, 2021; and 
  • Brenda M. Tiffany, of Rineyville, is a project manager for Fiserv. She will represent crime victims and serve for a term expiring Feb. 17, 2021. 

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.

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