Governor Laura Kelly today announced appointments to Kansas state boards and commissions. 

Kansas Animal Health Board

The Kansas Animal Health Board acts as an advisory board to the Livestock Commission.

  • Melissa Hildebrand Reed, Abilene
  • David Worrell, Andover
  • Dr. Wade Taylor, Oakley (reappointment)
  • Ryan Arndt, Emporia (reappointment)
  • Rebecca Farha, Yates Center (reappointment)

Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors

This Board oversees statewide regulation, supervision, promotion and development of any of the activities defined in K.S.A. 72-7117. (a) “Activities” means school activities and contests in the fields of athletics, music, forensics, dramatics and any other interschool extracurricular activities by students enrolled in any of the grades from seven (7) to twelve (12), inclusive.

  • David Abel, Wichita (reappointment)

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Advisory Committee

The purpose of this Committee is to advise the director of architectural services and the secretary of state historical society with regard to memorials to law enforcement officers on the State Capitol ground; make recommendation to the Governor and legislature regarding activities commemorating the services of Kansas Law Enforcement officers; may solicit grants, gifts, contributions and bequests for the memorial(s).

  • Sheriff Jeffrey Herrig, Ozawkie

State Board of Cosmetology

This Board is charged with regulation of the profession of cosmetology and its educational institutions.  The purpose of this regulation is to protect the health and safety of the general public as well as that of the licensees. This includes tanning and tattoo facilities.

  • Nichole Hines, Merriam (reappointment)

State Board of Mortuary Arts

The purpose of this Board is to ensure that licensees engaged in the practice of embalming perform their professional services in a manner providing maximum protection of the health, safety and welfare for the people of Kansas.

  • Craig Boomhower, Dighton (reappointment)
  • Robert Steil, Lawrence (reappointment)

Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas

The purpose of the Council is to develop a State Plan through external input, which ensures independent living for Kansans; advocate for the accomplishment of the State Plan objectives; monitor, review, and evaluate the implementation of the plan; and be a statewide catalyst for independent living.

Ranita Wilks, Lawrence