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3 from NKY Appointed to State Boards & Commissions

Governor Matt Bevin has selected three Northern Kentuckians to serve on state boards and commissions.

Florence Mayor Diane Whalen was selected to serve on the Animal Control Advisory Board, which was established in 1998 by an act of the General Assembly. The board makes recommendations to the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture related to animal control issues, evaluating applications for disbursement of animal care and control funds, establishing shelter standards, and creating training programs.

Whalen will represent the Kentucky League of Cities through February 26, 2020.

John Stanton, of Edgewood, who serves as the Kenton County Fiscal Court's external affairs director, was appointed to the Governor's Scholars Board of Directors. Stanton is a former Governor's Scholar and holds a degree in economics from Centre College and a law degree from Vanderbilt University. The program brings gifted high school students to university campuses in the summer months.

Crestview Hills resident Andrew J. Cole was appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service. Cole is the director of campus ministry at Thomas More College and will represent individuals with expertise in educational, training, and developmental needs of youth. He is filling an unexpired term that expires January 3, 2017.

The Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service is made up of no more than 25 gubernatorial appointees. The commission provides statewide strategic planning to enable citizens to address serious social problems through service to local communities. The commission oversees and submits Kentucky’s annual applications to the Corporation for National Service and other funding sources for the continuation and expansion of the Kentucky Service Initiative.

“I am honored to be appointed by Governor Bevin to this commission, it’s a perfect fit with our efforts at Thomas More College to focus our Campus Ministry on Christ centered service to all of society,” said Cole, in a statement. “It is my hope, that in addition to helping to develop service projects for all of Kentucky, this appointment will allow me to build networking relationships that will benefit the students of Thomas More.”
-Staff report
Top photo: Diane Whalen
Slideshow Images & Captions: 
Andrew Cole (provided)