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Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Bill Stephens

September 12th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

Barbara White Colter, Amy Clardy Duvall, Amy R. Wooldridge, Anita Dowd and Tamara Allyson Parker have been appointed to the Kentucky Early Childhood Advisory Council.

  • Barbara White Colter, of Manchester, is a jewelry business owner and a retired school administrator. Mrs. Colter will represent citizens at-large and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2020.
  • Amy Clardy Duvall, of Bowling Green, is a business manager. Mrs. Duvall will represent citizens at-large and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2020.
  • Amy R. Wooldridge, of Somerset, is a preschool teacher. Mrs. Wooldridge will represent citizens at-large and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2020.
  • Anita Dowd, of Lawrenceburg, is the Executive Staff Advisor for the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Ms. Dowd will represent the early childhood development advocate and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2020.
  • Tamara Allyson Parker, of Hickman, is the Director for Special Education and Preschool of the Fulton County Board of Education. Mrs. Parker will represent the private sector and Congressional District 1 and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2018.

The Early Childhood Advisory Council is responsible for promoting the vision for Kentucky’s early childhood system, advocating for improved quality of early childhood services, and promoting the definition of school readiness and the expanded and appropriate use of the early childhood standards. The Council strengthens state, regional, and local level coordination and collaboration among the various sectors and settings of early childhood programs in the state.

Bruce Wayne Ferguson, Elizabeth Gump Parkinson, Elizabeth Griffin McCoy, Kristen Webb Hill and Laura Melillo Barnum have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

  • Bruce Wayne Ferguson, of Louisville, is president of The Underwriters Group, Inc. Mr. Ferguson shall serve for a term expiring April 29, 2020.
  • Elizabeth Gump Parkinson, of Louisville, is a community volunteer and member of the Governor’s School for the Arts. Mrs. Parkinson shall serve for a term expiring April 29, 2020.
  • Elizabeth Griffin McCoy, of Hopkinsville, is President/CEO of Planters Bank. Mrs. McCoy shall serve for a term expiring April 29, 2020.
  • Kristen Webb Hill, of Louisville, is an attorney. Mrs. Hill shall serve for a term expiring April 29, 2020.
  • Laura Melillo Barnum, of Louisville, is the Executive Director for Yum! Brands Foundation and Global Community Investment. Ms. Barnum shall serve for a term expiring April 29, 2019.

The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Center for the Arts supervise construction of the Kentucky Center for the Arts, consult and enters into agreements with other segments of the arts and entertainment industry that are consistent with the mission. The Board of Directors promotes growth and development of the arts, convention trade, tourism and the hotel industry within Jefferson County and the commonwealth through utilization of the Kentucky Center and activities authorized to enhance these and public interest.

Robin Hodgson has been appointed to the Kentucky State Advisory Council on Libraries.

  • Robin Hodgson, of Fisherville, is a teacher. Mrs. Hodgson will represent library users and serve for a term expiring December 17, 2020.

The State Advisory Council on Libraries was established to give advice to the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives on federal programs and state issues. The twenty-one members (made up of representatives of all types of libraries, trustees and library supporters) are appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth. The Council meets quarterly, with subcommittees meeting more frequently.

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