Manatee County Commissioner Donna Hayes has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to a spot on the Florida Medical Examiners Commission, according to the governor's office.
Hayes' term started today, and runs through July 1, 2013. She is succeeding former Columbia County commissioner Elizabeth Porter.
The medical examiners commission oversees the medical examiners system in the state. One of the spots on the 9-member panel is reserved for a county commissioner, according to a state government Web site.
Hayes' appointment requires Senate confirmation.