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Blanton appointed to ECD board

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday announced appointments to state boards and commissions, including the appointment of Barbara Blanton of Shelbyville to the state Emergency Communications Board.

Blanton was appointed along with Randy Porter of Cookeville.

Haslam announced the appointments of 109 Tennesseans to 48 state boards and commissions.

Earlier this year, Tennessee General Assembly passed Haslam's recommended reforms to many of the state's boards and commissions, and most of those changes take effect October 1, 2012.

According to a news release, the governor continues to review of the state's boards and commissions to determine other potential reforms.

"I appreciate the willingness to serve the state and the commitment of these men and women," Haslam said. "Tennessee will be well-represented on these boards and commissions, and I look forward to continuing our review to make sure Tennesseans have a government responsive to them."

Appointment terms are varied due to differing statutory requirements or term limits determined by specific qualifications.

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