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Bevin Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions
Kentucky Ag Connection - 02/09/2018

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Ron L. Walker, Jr. has been appointed to the Bluegrass Community & Technical College Board of Directors. Walker, of Richmond, is an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. He will serve for a term expiring Oct. 15, 2023.

Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC), located in Lexington, is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions institutions of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The BCTC Board of Directors is responsible for adopting and implementing an annual budget, approving budget requests and evaluating the functions of the school and the schoolís staff.

James Robert Wright and E. Paulette Akers have been appointed to the Agriculture Water Quality Authority. Wright, of Lexington, is director of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinetís Division of Forestry. He will represent the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinetís Division of Forestry and serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2021. Akers, of Versailles, is director of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinetís Division of Conservation. She will represent the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinetís Division of Conversation and serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2021.

The Agriculture Water Quality Authority is a multidiscipline peer group that evaluates, develops and improves best-management practices in conservation plans, compliance plans and forest stewardship management plans.

The Authority also establishes statewide and regional agriculture water quality plans and otherwise promotes soil and water conservation activities that protect water from the adverse impacts of agriculture operations within the Commonwealth.

Rodney Steven Frodge and Ronald Scott Tussey Jr. have been appointed to the Waste Tire Working Group. Frodge, of Maysville, is a solid waste coordinator with the Mason County Fiscal Court. He will represent solid waste coordinators of Kentucky and serve for a term expiring August 1, 2020; and Tussey, of Richmond, is the director of environmental and animal care with the Madison County Fiscal Court. He will represent solid waste coordinators of Kentucky and serve for a term expiring August 1, 2020.

The Waste Tire Working Group is a committee appointed by the Governor to discuss and research topics in waste tire management in Kentucky and to make recommendations on ways to improve the Commonwealth's programs.

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