Governor Laura Kelly today announced an appointment to the following boards and commissions: 

*Appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. 

Abstracters Board of Examiners

The purpose of the board is to license abstracters to protect public in land transactions.

  • Jill Reynard, Riley (reappointment)
  • Roger Hannaford, Marion (reappointment)

Public Employee Relations Board

The Public Employee Relations Board establishes procedures for the prevention of improper public employer and employee organization practices.

  • Pat Young, Kansas City*

Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission

The Racing and Gaming Commission protects the integrity of the racing and gaming industry through enforcement of Kansas laws. 

  • Sheryl Spalding, Overland Park* 

Board of Tax Appeals

The Board of Tax Appeals ensures that all property in the state is assessed for tax purposes in an equal and uniform manner in accordance with the Kansas Constitution and state statutes. It also impartially resolves disputes between taxpayers and taxing authorities and reviews tax exemption decisions made by local governments, grievances resulting from technical errors, and corrects tax inequities.

  • Devin Sprecker, Osage City*

Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office

​The Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs Office mission is to provide Kansas veterans, their relatives, and other eligible dependents with information, advice, direction, and assistance through the coordination of programs and services.

  • Gen. Bill Turner, Manhattan – Director*