Written by Stevens Point Journal Media
STEVENS POINT – State Representative Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point, has announced she has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse.
The Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse was created by statute in 1979 and is tasked with advising the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families and the legislature on matters relating to domestic abuse policy and funding. The council consists of 13 members who are appointed to staggered three-year terms. Shankland was nominated by Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca and appointed to the committee by Gov. Scott Walker.
“I am honored to be nominated to serve on the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse. I appreciate Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca’s confidence in my leadership and thank Governor Walker for appointing me to work on this important issue,” said Rep. Shankland in a news release. “I look forward to working with state leaders on preventing domestic violence in Wisconsin by supporting long-term prevention and early intervention strategies and investing in victim services.”
Shankland, who was elected to represent the 71st Assembly District in 2012, is running unopposed for second term this fall.