SW Missouri residents receive appointments
December 01, 2005
Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt recently has named two Joplin residents and one Springfield resident to state boards.

Doris J. Carlin, a real estate broker and an owner of Pro-100 Inc. Realtors, has been named to the Missouri Real Estate Commission. Carlin holds a bachelor's degree from Los Angeles Valley College and is a graduate of the Realtor Institute. Her appointment is for a term ending on October 16, 2011.

Carlin joins 5 other members of the commission. One additional slot is vacant. Their role is to help license "qualified" professionals and protect the public against incompetence or dishonesty by implementation of legislation and administrative rules. The commission also encourages economic development and partnerships with existing small business.

Named along with three others to the Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council is Raymond "Chip" H. Hailey. He holds the position of personal care attendant coordinator for the occupational therapy program at the Independent Living Center in Joplin. He completed the Program for the Blind, now called the Center for Blindness and Low Vision located in Kansas City. In addition, he has training in basic computer skills, orientation and mobility and Braille. His appointment is for a term ending August 28, 2006.

With a total of 23 members the Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council meets four times a year in Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City and provides direction in assistive technology in the areas of legislation, training, information dissemination and individual advocacy and program operation.

Springfield mayor named to post

Thomas J. Carlson, a Democrat, has been named to the Health and Educational Facilities Authority. He is the mayor of Springfield and helped form Carlson Gardener, Inc. Carlson holds a bachelorís degree in journalism from George Washington University and is a graduate of the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law. Carlsonís appointment is for a term ending on July 30, 2010.

The Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority provides access to low cost financing alternatives for public and private, non-profit health and educational institutions in Missouri. The 7 members--4 Republicans and 3 Democrats meet at least 12 times per year.

Appointments are subject to Senate confirmation. Non-salaried, board members receive reimbursement for "necessary and realized" expenses.

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Why name the Democrat?mariwinn150302005-12-01 22:11:20
Republican or Democrat?mambo154002005-12-01 20:52:02