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TN Governor Bill Haslam Talks to Reporters About Appointments to State Boards
06 June 2016

Haslam appoints six Hamilton County residents to state boards

TN Governor Bill Haslam Talks to Reporters About Appointments to State Boards

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday announced appointments of 120 Tennesseans —including six from Hamilton County — to dozens of state boards and commissions.

“These Tennesseans are giving their time and talents to help make our state better,” the governor said in a news release. “I am grateful for their willingness to serve and their commitment to our state.”

Appointment terms vary by statutory requirements or term limits. Local appointments are:

* The Board of Appeals: Donna Kelley, retired personnel director for the city of Chattanooga, has been named to a full term on the panel, created to hear appeals of state workers appealing demotions, suspensions or terminations under the governor’s 2012 overhaul of the state’s civil service system.

* Board of Occupational Therapy: Amy Burba, of Hixson, has been appointed to the agency which regulates occupational therapists.

* Star Quality Advisory Council: Karen Grandfield, of Soddy-Daisy, has been named to the council which oversees a voluntary program recognizing child-care programs meeting a higher standard of quality resulting in a one, two or three star recognition on their license.

* Statewide Independent Living Council: The governor named Jill Hindman, of Hixson, a consultant, to serve on the independent nonprofit governed by people with disabilities. The council works to advance advocacy and independence for Tennesseans with disabilities by collaborating with all interested parties.

* Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth: Destiny Sweeney, of Hixson, has been reappointed to serve on the 21-member commission which oversees commission staff who research issues, policies and practices and make policy recommendations to state officials in their role as children advocates.

* Tennessee Historical Commission: Linda Moss Mines, chairwoman of the History and Social Sciences Department at Girls Preparatory School, has been appointed to the commission, which serves as the state’s Historic Preservation Office.

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