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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam talks about the commitment the state has to Volkswagen Wednesday outside the Tennessee Department of Transportation Management Center in Chattanooga. Tennessee General Assembly House Speaker Gerald McCormick listens, back right. The governor had just come from visiting with workers inside the plant Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2015.

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 205 Tennesseans to 88 boards and commissions.

Among them is Hamilton County Property Assessor Bill Bennett of Ooltewah, who was reappointed to the State Board of Equalization. The board is responsible for assuring constitutional and statutory compliance in assessing property for ad valorem taxes. 

"I want to thank these men and women for their commitment to serving our state on these boards and commissions," Haslam said in a news release. "They will represent the people of Tennessee well in this capacity."

Appointment terms vary. 

Other Chattanooga-area appointments include:

Board of Medical Examiners

Melanie Blake, Signal Mountain

Commission on Aging and Disability

Cele Curtis, Cleveland

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Advisory Council

Maggi Burns, Chattanooga

Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee

Iva Michelle Russell, Monteagle

State Workforce Development Board

Warren Logan, Chattanooga

Tennessee Board of Regents

Nick Russell, Chattanooga (student representative)

Tennessee Historical Commission

Sam Elliott, Signal Mountain

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Advisory Council

Tabi Upton, Chattanooga

Eve Nite, Chattanooga

Timothy Tatum, Ocoee

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