Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Announces Administration Appointments

Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly today announced appointments to Kansas state boards and commissions.

Appointment is subject to Senate confirmation

Kansas Department of Credit Unions Administrator

The credit union administrator attends the meetings of the Kansas Credit Union Council and has the general charge of the work of the council and general supervision of credit unions in Kansas.

Vickie Hurt, Garnett
Kansas Dental Board

The Kansas Dental Board adopts rules, issues licenses, and conducts hearings to revoke or suspend dental licenses.

Dr. Lacey Randa, Lawrence
Employment Security Board of Review

The board accepts and reviews appeals from referee’s decisions and makes decisions in a timely manner.

Valorie Jacobs, Arkansas City (reappointment)
University of Kansas Hospital Authority*

The University of Kansas Hospital Authority is the public oversight body that governs the operations of the hospital at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Greg Graves, Stilwell
Director of the Kansas Water Office

All budgeting, purchasing, and related management functions of the Kansas Water Office are administered under the direction and supervision of the Director.  Additionally, the director approves all vouchers for expenditures from appropriations to or for the Water Office.

Connie Owen, Overland Park
Pooled Money Investment Board

The board provides investment policy for state idle funds, and invests the money available from the State General Fund and the hundreds of other state funds deposited with the State Treasurer.  The PMIB also provides investment management services for other state agencies with investment portfolios, such as the Kansas Department of Transportation and Health Care Stabilization funds.  In addition, PMIB responsibilities include the management and administration of the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool (MIP), which provides an investment alternative for local government entities in Kansas.  The PMIB investment policy establishes credit quality and diversification guidelines that provide for a market rate of return on investments, while keeping safety of principal and liquidity to meet daily cash flow needs as foremost objectives

Tracie Mattivi Thomas, Prairie Village
Real Estate Appraisal Board

The board regulates real estate appraisers’ licenses, provides access to appraiser education resources, and informs appraisers of industry news.

Michelle Fales, Lawrence (reappointment)

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