Texas governor appoints Dietrich von Biedenfeld to state council
Dietrich von Biedenfeld, contract administrator for San Jacinto College, recently was appointed to the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities (TCPPD) by Gov. Rick Perry.
The TCPPD provides employment opportunities for individuals in Texas with disabilities through the State Use Program. This program enables state agencies and political subdivisions to give purchasing preference to goods and services offered by rehabilitation facilities that employ people with disabilities.
Von Biedenfeld will provide leadership on the council, approve community rehabilitation programs and set fair market prices of products and services offered for sale through the program.
"This appointment was somewhat of an accidental blessing," said von Biedenfeld, according to a press release. "My resume came to the attention of the governor's staff, and I worked with the skillful planners and organizers in his office to determine where I could offer my time and talents to the state."
Von Biedenfeld has a legal background and experience in both the public and private work sectors.
"We are proud of Dietrich's recognition by Gov. Perry on this appointment and to have him represent San Jacinto College," said Ann Kokx-Templet, director of college contracts and purchasing services.
"The chief message of the council is service," von Biedenfeld said. "All of the members and the council staff are volunteering to do this work for the public good. All of our citizens can and should contribute to the community, and TCPPD can assist those with disabilities to participate in shared success."
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