Paso woman named to state panel

Paso Robles resident Linda Schaedle has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California State Independent Living Council, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Schaedle, 59, has recently been a human resources analyst and a disability consultant in the California State University system. Before that, she worked as a disability program navigator for Shoreline Workforce Development Services and Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network.

Schaedle, a Democrat, has also served on various disability mediation, dispute resolution and professional panels, according to the news release.

The 18-member Independent Living Council represents people with disabilities and works to determine the allocation of federal funds for independent living statewide. Its members also advise the governor and state Legislature about issues impacting persons with disabilities, create projects to enhance independent living and oversee laws governing independent living programs, according to the council’s website, www.calsilc.org.

Her position does not require Senate confirmation and is unpaid, according to the news release.