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Nathaniel Garrels Appointed to Commission on the Deaf

By Staff | May 3, 2011

DES MOINES Governor Terry E. Branstad announced the names of the individuals he has appointed to Iowa’s boards and commissions this spring.

Among the appointed is Nathaniel Garrels of Emmetsburg. Garrels is the son of Brian and Cheryl Garrels of Emmetsburg.

Gov. Branstad named Garrels to the Commission on the Deaf. He will serve alongside Jennifer Keaton of Mount Vernon, and Tina Kastendiek from Fort Dodge, who were recently appointed as well.

“These individuals share our administration’s vision of laying a solid foundation for Iowa’s future,” said Branstad. “I am confident that these individuals will serve the people of Iowa and the sectors they govern to the best of their abilities.”

The members of Iowa’s boards and commissions are appointed by the governor. State law requires most boards and commissions to be balanced by gender, political affiliation, geographic location, and diversity is considered.