TOPEKA — Wichitan Shala Perez took over as executive director of the Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission this week.
“All Kansans should have their voice heard in government and the opportunity to be involved. I know Shala has the experience, skills and vision to continue the vital mission of the Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission,” said Gov. Mark Parkinson, a Democrat, in a written statement announcing the appointment.
Perez has served on the commission’s board since 2007 and succeeds Steve Cisneros. The commission promotes the advancement of Hispanics in Kansas.
The position pays $70,000 a year.