Kandy Baker, of Jackson, was appointed to the Statewide Independent Living Council, state officials said.

Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed Baker and two others to the council, which is made up of a maximum of 21 gubernatorial appointments.

Baker is a program coordinator for the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services program of the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Baker will serve as an advocate for individuals with disabilities, as required by executive order.

Also appointed were Gale Dean, of Shreveport, and Rosemary Morales, of Baton Rouge.

SILC was created in accordance with federal guidelines to develop and sign, in conjunction with the Office of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services of the Department of Social Services, a state plan for independent living services. The plan addresses the needs of specific disability populations and independent living issues that impact Louisiana, a news release from the Governor’s Office said.