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

Appointment is subject to Senate confirmation*

Information Network of Kansas (INK) Board

The Information Network of Kansas (INK) was created by an act of the Kansas State Legislature in 1990 to provide Kansans equal electronic access to state, county, local, and other public information via gateway service. INK is a model for public/private cooperation, and provides Kansans equal access to governmental data via the Internet. It is a governmental service administered for the good of the public, while benefiting from the entrepreneurial spirit and efficiencies found in private business.

  • Kate Duncan Butler, Topeka

Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals*

The Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) is the paramount tax tribunal and the court of record for all Kansas state and local tax cases.  The board’s mission is to resolve disputes between taxpayers and taxing authorities promptly and impartially and to help maintain public confidence in the state and local tax system.  In service to its mission, the board provides an independent venue for all citizens to contest the validity of assessments levied by state and local taxing authorities.

In addition, BOTA 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 reviews tax exemption decisions made by local governments, grievances resulting from technical errors and corrects tax inequities.

  • Robert “Robin” Marx, Fairway