Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has announced several appointments to boards and commissions.

Randy Hayzlett, Lakin, and Hal Scheuerman, Deerfield, have been reappointed to four-year terms on the Kansas-Colorado Arkansas River Compact Commission. Hayzlett is the former president of South Side Ditch and sits on the association's board of directors. Scheuerman, a Kansas State University graduate, works as a field assistant for Farm Service Agency Kearny County and is a certified federal crop adjustor.

The river compact commission exists to settle disputes and remove causes of future controversy between Colorado and Kansas concerning waters of the Arkansas River and their control, conservation and utilization for irrigation and other beneficial purposes.

Rey Armendariz, Scott City, was appointed to a three-year term on the Kansas Animal Health Board. Armendariz, a Fort Hays State University graduate, is currently the strategic account manager with Zoetis.

The animal health board works with the Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health to advise and assist with legislative initiatives and proposed rules and regulations. The governor appoints nine members to the board who represent major species or phases of the livestock industry, licensed cat or dog breeder, licensed veterinarian, auction markets, the swine industry, dairy cattle industry, and the beef cattle industry.