Under the auspices of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and authorized by Section 414.420, RSMo, the commission is made up on nine members with five of them appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate. Three of the five appointees may be from the same party, in this case Republicans including Jerry Taylor of Columbia (2008-2010), and Michael G. Nordwald of Liberty (2007-2011). Andrew Kapp of Clarksdale (2005-2009) is the lone Democratic appointee, leaving one spot open.
The purpose of the commission, according to a Boards and Commissions website, is to "promote the development, sale, distribution and consumption of alternative fuels and the use of alternative fuel vehicles and technology that will enchance the use of alternative and renewable transportation fuels and educates consumers about alternative fuel, including but not limited to ethanol and biodiesel." [It's a no-brainer regarding what type of alternative fuel both the governor and Geske are promoting.]
His appointment subject to confirmation is for a term ending on March 25, 2012.