Michael R. Yamaki, Los Angeles attorney and appointments secretary to Gov.
Gray Davis, has been appointed to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission The Governor's
Office announced Yamaki's appointment Tuesday to a term ending July 1, 2005.The appointment requires Senate confirmation.Yamaki has been Davis' appointments secretary since October 1999.He
will remain in that position, advising Davis on appointments to state commissions and boards. Yamaki, 54, earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his law degree from the School of Law at the University of West Los Angeles. He has served as president of the Los Angeles Fire Commission, as vice chair of the State Bar's Committee of Bar Examiners and on the Los Angeles Police Commission.He is currently on the Board of Directors of D.A.R.E. America and the Los Angeles Police Historical Society.He
succeeds Monty Holden, executive director of the California Organization of Police and Sheriffs.