Today Mayor Newberry announced his initial appointees to the Mayor's Commission on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. Lex's stimulus Wish List included 196 projects at $556 million. The appointments are: Mayor Newberry as chair; City Senior Advisor Joe Kelly; Acting Commissioner of Public Works Mike Webb; Commissioner of Environmental Quality Cheryl Taylor; Commissioner of Finance and Administration Kyna Koch; Public Safety Commissioner Tim Bennett; Vice Mayor Jim Gray; and Council Members Kevin Stinnett, Peggy Henson' and Ed Lane. Community appointees are State Rep Susan Westrom; State Rep Bill Farmer; Commerce Lex's Tyrone Tyra; Urban League's David Cozart; Housing Authority's Austin Simms; UK's Lisa Higgins-Hord; and United Way's Kathy Plomin. Click here to read PDF of Ace page 5 2.05.2009. Ace recommends additions to the Commission.