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5 appointed to state boards

Marybeth Burns, Sen. Edwards Marybeth Burns, Sen. Edwards

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Five Henderson County residents have been named by the North Carolina Senate to positions on state boards and commissions after being nominated by State Sen. Chuck Edwards.
Their appointments were confirmed in late June by the General Assembly’s passing HB256 commonly known as the Appointments Bill.
“Working to ensure more citizens from my district are appointed to the numerous boards and commissions in North Carolina is one more way I can help the district improve its footprint in Raleigh,” Edwards said in a media release. “My staff and I spent a great deal of time recruiting and vetting as many candidates to these positions as we possibly could. Then it was a matter of walking their names and applications through the process to see them confirmed.
“I am confident each of these citizens will make positive contributions towards the betterment of our lives in Western North Carolina. They are to be commended for their willingness to serve us,” Edwards said.
The new appointees are:
• Col. Grady Hawkins, Henderson County commissioner, appointed to the Judicial Standards Commission effective Jan. 1, 2018.
• Marybeth Burns, founding partner of Summit Marketing Group in Hendersonville, appointed to the Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services effective July 1.
• John A. Ross, owner of the John Ross Inc. landscaping firm in Hendersonville, appointed to the Irrigation Contractor’s Licensure Board effective July 1.
• Terry Maybin, vice chair of the Henderson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, appointed to the North Carolina Partnership for Children Inc. effective immediately.
• Renee Kumor, former county commissioner, to the Clean Water Management Trust Fund.