Governor Bevin Appoints New Kentucky Horse Park Commission with Tandy Patrick as Chairwoman
As reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader, Gov. Matt Bevin scrapped the existing Kentucky Horse Park Commission and appointed a new commission on May 24. In reducing the number of members to 15 from 17, Bevin reappointed five members and left two seats vacant according to The Lane Report.
The new commission includes the chairwoman and two members that he appointed in March. BGD partner Tandy C. Patrick will remain Kentucky Horse Park Commission Chairwoman; she was selected by Bevin to serve as the chair of the commission earlier this year in March.
Bevin’s office said, in a news release, that the reorganized commission “brings in the appropriate combination of members with institutional knowledge and members with new ideas.”
Senate Majority leader Damon Thayer issued a statement about Bevin’s new appointments, saying, “I commend Governor Bevin for his work bringing in this breath of fresh air to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission. This is a very talented group of individuals who have the best interests of one of our state’s most iconic tourist attractions in mind and will govern it accordingly, remembering that the park belongs to the people of Kentucky.”
Governor Bevin is confident that with Patrick’s leadership and the revamped commission the issues facing the Horse Park will be properly addressed. Patrick is a lifelong horse owner, breeder and exhibitor, and represents a variety of horse owners and breeders from several states in her practice. She served as the chair of the commission under Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s administration. Patrick also served as interim chairwoman of the independent World Games 2010 Foundation after Jim Host resigned in 2007.