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Governor Kelly announces administration appointments
Gov. Laura Kelly

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced on Monday appointments to Kansas state boards and commissions. 

Governor’s Tax Reform Council

The Governor directed the Council to conduct a bipartisan, in-depth study of the state’s tax system, and to make specific recommendations to state lawmakers regarding tax reform. 

• V. Kaye Monk-Morgan, Wichita

• Chris Courtwright, Carbondale

Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to oversee the implementation of reform measures intended to improve the state’s juvenile justice system.

• Melody Pappan, Winfield

• Kate Davis, Wichita 

Kansas Lottery Commission (Subject to Senate confirmation) 

The purpose of the Commission is to police the lottery in the state of Kansas. The commission shall consult with and advise the executive director relating to the operation of the state lottery, shall assist the director in the establishment of policies and shall review and approve the proposed annual budget for the Kansas lottery prepared by the executive director.

• Pete Brungardt, Salina

State Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Developmental Services (Subject to Senate confirmation) 

The purpose of the Council is to solicit information and opinions from concerned agencies, groups and individuals on proposed policies and recommendations for the delivery of health, education, and social services for young children from birth through age five with or at risk for disabling conditions and for their families. 

• Jennifer Oborny, La Crosse

• Laurie Schmitt, Osborne

• Dr. Sean “Alex” RedCorn, DeSoto

• Shannon McMahon, Meriden