Beshear appoints seven locals to boards, commissions

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Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed seven Northern Kentuckians to boards and commissions so far in November. 

Gov. Beshear has appointed Fr. Matthew Young as a member of the Kentucky Fire Commission — which trains and certifies volunteer and career firefighters in Kentucky. 

Young, of Newport, is the rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Newport Fire/EMS Department chaplain. He replaced Dustin Isaacs, who resigned, and shall serve for the remainder of the term, which ends Nov. 30, 2023.

Beshear reappointed Regina Watts as a member of the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, which aims to help people with developmental disabilities to achieve inclusion in the community.

A Covington resident, Watts is the IT manager and activities director at The Point/Arc of Kentucky. Her term expires on July 16, 2025.

Also appointed is John Scott, of Bracken County, as Magistrate for the 6th District.

Beshear reappointed David Sloan as a member of the Public Advocacy Commission, which provides legal representation to indigent persons of all ages and circumstances throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Sloan, of Fort Mitchell, is an attorney at O’Hara, Taylor, Sloan, Cassidy, Beck, PLLC and shall serve for a term that expires on July 15, 2026.

Beshear also appointed Christopher John Fryer as a member of the Education Professional Standards Board, which is charged with establishing standards of performance both for preparation programs and practitioners.

Fryer, of Independence, is a teacher at Beechwood Independent Schools. He is replacing Lisa Rudzinski, who resigned. Fryer will serve the remainder of the term, which ends June 30, 2023.

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Beshear also reappointed William St. Pierre, of Villa Hills, as a member of the Consumers’ Advisory Council — which acts as an advisor to consumers on consumer affairs in Kentucky. 

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