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Governor announces appointments
Area men among those selected to commissions and boards
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TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced Monday numerous appointments to boards and commissions, and two area residents are among those named.
 “These talented Kansans will use their knowledge and expertise to help make our great state even better,” Gov. Brownback said.  “I appreciate their willingness to serve their state and communities.”
 Great Bend doctor Roger Marshall, M.D., has been named to the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission. The goal of the commission is to conserve and enhance Kansas wildlife and provide the public with opportunities for use and appreciation of Kansas’ natural resources.  The Governor selects the chair.
Marshall operates an obstetrics and gynecology private practice in Great Bend, as well as serving as the chairman of the Great Bend Regional Hospital Maternal and Child Health Service. He also served in the U.S. Army reserves from 1984-1991.
Douglas Ayre, OD, Pawnee Rock, a private-practice optometrist with offices in Great Bend and Larned, was re-appointed to another three-year term on the Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry. The four-member board is made up  appointees who have been engaged in the actual practice of optometry in the State of Kansas continuously for five years and are residents of the state. One member must be representative of the general public and no member may be appointed for more than three successive three-year terms.
Ayre earned his Doctorate of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and is the current  
The governor’s office is always looking for qualified, interested Kansans to serve the state on commissions and boards in their areas of expertise.  Anyone interested in serving on a commission or board can visit