Gov. Bevin makes appointments Kentucky Horse Park and other boards

  • 03/07/2016
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 4, 2016) Governor Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

Dr. Tad Seifert has been reappointed to the Boxing and Wrestling Authority.

The Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority oversees all professional boxing, wrestling and full contact competitive bouts and exhibitions held in Kentucky. It licenses contestants, officials and promoters. The authority is attached to the Public Protection Cabinet for administrative purposes.

Robert Foree has been appointed to the Agriculture Development Board.

The KY Agricultural Development Board distributes fifty percent of the states monies received from the Masters Settlement Agreement for the general purpose of agricultural development within the Commonwealth. The Board invests these funds into innovative proposals to increase net farm income and effect tobacco farmers, tobacco-impacted communities and agriculture across the state by stimulating markets for Kentucky agricultural products, finding new ways to add value to Kentucky agricultural products and exploring new opportunities for Kentucky farms.

Rebecca Jordan, Matt Dedden and Tandy Patrick have been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission.

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission is made up of 15 gubernatorial appointees. The Kentucky Horse Park Commission is charged with providing broad management expertise and direction in the operation of the Kentucky Horse Park as well as representing the diverse interests of the Kentucky horse industry.

Brian Crall and Brian Richmond have been appointed to the Personnel Board to serve terms expiring Jan. 1, 2020.

The Kentucky Personnel Board promotes merit principles in government service and the improvement of personnel standards in the state service. The Kentucky Personnel Board hears the appeals of classified employees and other employees who believe they have been penalized without cause. The Kentucky Personnel Board has the authority to conduct investigations of merit system violations and to promulgate administrative regulations concerning the state personnel system.

Scott W. Brinkman has been appointed as a member of the Waterfront Development Corporation Board of Directors.

Melvin Smith, Neal Kimball, Doreen Carlson and Tom Emanuel have been appointed to the 12thJudicial Circuit and District Nominating Commission (Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties)

The Commission is made up of seven members, including: the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who serves as Chair; two members of the Kentucky Bar Association elected by their fellow members; and four members appointed by the Governor. The Governors appointees shall not be members of the Kentucky Bar Assoc. and shall include two members of each political party.

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.
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