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Gov. Hickenlooper announces several Board and Commission appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced appointments to several Boards and Commissions. The appointments were made to the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee; the Scenic and Historic Byways Commission; the State Rehabilitation Advisory Council; the Colorado HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Coalition; the Community Corrections Advisory Council; the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board; the State Board of Dental Examiners; the State Board of Licensure for Architects, Profession Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors; and the Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Advisory Panel.

 

The Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee annually reviews proposed projects for the expenditure of Colorado wildlife habitat stamp funds and makes recommendations to the director and the wildlife commission. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015:

• Bryan J. Martin of Westminster, to serve as a representative of national or regionally recognized conservation organizations whose missions are focused on nongame wildlife and whose membership is composed primarily of nongame wildlife.
• Dan C. Prenzlow of Colorado Springs, to serve as an ex-officio member representing the Division of Wildlife.
• Thomas L. Kenyon of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of the public-at-large.

 

The Scenic and Historic Byways Commission works with state agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, local byways organizations, and public and private resources to assist in the development of byways management plans, including interpretation, promotion and protection of distinctive byways characteristics. They also help coordinate the budgeting process and allocation of federal, state and private funds for the purpose of byway improvement. The members appointed for terms expiring Jan. 1, 2015:

• Leah Anne Quesenberry of Canon City, to serve as a representative of the Bureau of Land Management.
• Elaine Barbara Mariner of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Creative Industries Council.
• Sharol Lyn Deal of Fort Morgan, to serve as a representative of the Eastern Plains Byway Organization.

 

The State Rehabilitation Advisory Council was created to advise state Rehabilitation Services on the provision of appropriate and quality services to its customers. It advises only; it is not a governing board and has no fiscal responsibilities. A majority of its members must be persons with disabilities. The Council in the State of Colorado operates under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and C.R.S. 26-8-101-106.

The member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 1, 2013:

• William Alan Kennedy of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of business, industry and labor.

The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 1, 2014:

• Mary Elizabeth Leonard of Towaoc, to serve as a representative from the Federal Section 121 program for tribal communities.
• Geoffrey B. Peterson of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of a client assistance program.
• Christopher Carl O’Connor of Centennial, to serve as a representative of community rehabilitation program service providers.

 

The purpose of the Colorado HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Coalition is to serve as an expert resource providing advice and information to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on issues, trends, needs and resources pertaining to HIV/AIDS in the promotion of effective HIV prevention and care programs. The Coalition will advise CDPHE on both scientific and policy issues, including those related to treatment and access to medical care for persons in Colorado living with HIV/AIDS. Under the Coalition, the HIV Prevention Advisory Committee will manage functions previously managed by Coloradans Working Together: Preventing HIV/AIDS, while the HIV Care Advisory Committee will manage those functions previously managed by the Ryan White Part B Advisory Committee. The members appointed for terms expiring Feb. 27, 2015:

• Irene S. Vernon of Bellvue.
• Jessica M. Forsyth of Golden.
• Lucio Florez-Torres of Pueblo.

 

The Community Corrections Advisory Council advises and assists the Division of Criminal Justice by analyzing, identifying and recommending policy modifications for the community corrections program.  

The members appointed for terms expiring Feb. 28, 2015:

• Charles F. Garcia of Denver, to serve as a defense attorney.
• Joseph G. Ferrando of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of community corrections.
• Dr. Kailash N. Jaitly of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of mental health.
• Thomas A. Giacinti of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of community corrections.
• Christopher C. Cross of Centennial, to serve as a judicial member.
• John M. Riley of Denver, to serve as a citizen member.
• Dr. Harriet L. Hall of Arvada, to serve as a representative of mental health.
• Dianne L. Tramutola-Lawson of Denver, to serve as a prisoners’ advocate.
• Kathryn A. Otten of Broomfield, to serve as the designee for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

The members appointed for terms expiring Feb. 28, 2016:

• Albus Brooks of Denver, to serve as a local elected official.
• Dr. Anthony Young of Colorado Springs, to serve as a member of the Parole Board.
• Marc Stephen Condojani of Evergreen, to serve as a representative of the Department of Human Services and substance abuse treatment provider.
• Greg J. Mauro of Littleton, to serve as a representative of community corrections.
• Timothy S. Hand of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of community corrections.
• Tamar Hadassah Wilson of Morrison, to serve as a District Attorney.
• Douglas P. Erler of Greeley, to serve as a citizen member.
• Meshach Y. Rhoades of Lakewood, to serve as a member of the legal community.
• James H. Davis of Westminster, to serve as a representative of the Department of Public Safety.
• Tom Clements of Monument, to serve as a representative of the Department of Corrections.
• Eric M. Philp of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of probation officers.
• Shannon L. Carst of Commerce City, to serve as a representative of community corrections.

 

The Peace Officers Standards and Training Board oversees the certification of training programs, training academies and instructors of police officer candidates. The Board also certifies qualified peace officers. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2014:

• Robert C. White of Denver, to serve as a police chief.

 

The State Board of Dental Examiners makes rules and regulations, examines and licenses dentists and dental hygienists, and conducts hearings regarding the suspension and revocation of licenses.

The member appointed for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2015:

• Cora Jean Broadnax of Denver, to serve as a public member.

The members appointed for terms expiring Jan.1, 2016:

• David Brent Thurgood of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of dentists.
• Lisa Mehelich Fox of Castle Pines, to serve as a representative of dentists.

 

The State Board of Licensure for Architects, Profession Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors regulates the practice of those professions. Its responsibilities encompass the evaluation of whether applicants are minimally qualified for licensure, the examination of such applicants, licensing, license renewal, setting policy with regard to the practice of the profession, consideration of complaints against licensees and those who may have practiced without a license, and disciplining those who have not complied with the law. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2013:

• Pamela W. Hopkins of Vail, as a practicing licensed architect.

 

The Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Advisory Panel advises the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on how to help small businesses comply with the Clean Air Act. The members appointed for terms expiring Jan. 31, 2014:

• Bong O. Kwon of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a member from the general public.
• Malcolm E. Blaylock of Denver, to serve as a member from the general public.
 

For more information on Boards and Commissions, visit www.colorado.gov/governor or e-mail boards@state.co.us.

 

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