10-12-2017

Governor makes appointments to state council

Kentucky Press News Service

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin Thursday made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Karen Brammell, Grant Gupton, Erin Marie Tiemeier, Donavon Ray Burton, David K. Merdian, Lela Rose Hale, Roxanne Holbrook and Carrie Fowler have been appointed to the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Brammell, of Grayson, is a special education teacher. She will represent parents/guardians of children with developmental disabilities and serve for a term expiring July 16, 2020.

Gupton, of Simpsonville, is an assistant college golf coach. He will represent individuals with developmental disabilities and serve for a term expiring July 16, 2020.

Tiemeier, of Fort Thomas, is a sales clerk. She will represent individuals with developmental disabilities and serve for a term expiring July 16, 2020.

Burton, of Somerset, is a pastor. He will represent parents/guardians of children with developmental disabilities and serve for a term expiring July 16, 2020.

Merdian, of Louisville, is a student. He will represent individuals with developmental disabilities and serve for a term expiring July 16, 2020.

Hale, of Hopkinsville, is a professional service coordinator. She will represent parents/guardians of children with developmental disabilities and serve for a term expiring July 16, 2020.

Holbrook, of Catlettsburg, is a food service employee. She will represent individuals with developmental disabilities and serve for a term expiring July 16, 2020.

Fowler, of Lebanon, is a student. She will represent individuals with developmental disabilities and serve for a term expiring July 16, 2019.

The Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities seeks to create change through visionary leadership and advocacy so that people with developmental disabilities have choices and control over their own lives, resulting in the opportunity for all Kentuckians to live and work within the Commonwealth. The council consists of 26 members, according to a news release from the governor's office.