Governor Sebelius Appoints Lawrence Resident to Kansas Works

Governor Kathleen Sebelius has announced an appointment to the Kansas Works State Board.

“I am thankful for those serving on this board,” Sebelius said. “Their work identifying and meeting the needs of Kansas businesses continues to move our state forward.”

Debra Zehr, Lawrence, currently serves as president of the Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Zehr previously held numerous positions in Hesston at Schowalter Villa, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community. She received her bachelor’s degree from Governors State University in Illinois before receiving her master’s degree from Wichita State University.

Zehr will serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

The Kansas Works State Board serves as a review board and change agent empowered with the responsibility of making recommendations to the governor and state agencies to drive economic development in the state by helping to produce lifelong learners; a highly skilled and productive workforce; and highly skilled and high wage jobs.


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