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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commission appointments

DENVER — Thursday, July 12, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Board and Commission appointments today. The appointments were to the State Personnel Board; the Colorado Board of Veterans' Affairs; the Charter School Institute Board; the State Housing Board; the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice; and the Automobile Theft Prevention Board.

 

The State Personnel Board adopts, amends and repeals the procedures which implement those sections of the state constitution concerning the state personnel system. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2017 is:

• Teresa R. Salerno of Denver.

 

The Colorado Board of Veterans' Affairs studies the problems facing veterans and makes recommendations to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans’ Affairs, concerning programs needed to assist veterans. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2016 is:

• Dana Louise Niemela of Denver, a Democrat and a veteran who has been honorably released or separated from the armed forces of the United States.

 

The mission of the Charter School Institute Board is to foster high-quality public school choices offered through institute charter schools, including particularly schools for at-risk students. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015 are:

• Patricia M. Hayes of Aurora, to serve as a member with experience as a charter school board member or founder of a charter school, experience as a public school administrator with experience working with charter schools, other board or public service experience, and as a Republican, reappointed.
• Anthony Scott Lewis of Longmont, to serve as a member with experience as a charter school board member or founder of a charter school, experience as a public school administrator with experience working with charter schools, other board or public service experience, and as a Democrat, reappointed.
• Donahue Cassius Quashie of Colorado Springs, as a representative of a parent of a student who is, or who has been, enrolled in an institute charter school, and as a Republican, reappointed.

 

The State Housing Board works to establish uniform construction and maintenance standards for hotels, motels, multiple dwellings and factory-built housing. The Board also develops for submittal to the general assembly and units of local government recommendations for uniform housing standards and building codes. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring Jan. 31, 2015 is:

• Barbara Cleland of Aurora, to serve as a member from the 6th Congressional District and as a Republican.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Jan. 31, 2016 is:

• Britta E.M. Fisher of Wheat Ridge, to serve as a member from the 7th Congressional District and as an Unaffiliated.

 

The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice is comprised of experts in criminal justice, corrections, mental health, drug abuse, victims’ rights, higher education, juvenile justice, local government and other disciplines. The commission was formed to engage in an evidence-based analysis of the criminal justice system in Colorado and annually report to the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president of the Senate, and the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2015 are:

• Norman Ray Mueller of Denver, to serve as a criminal defense attorney.
• Kathleen Horn-Murphy of Thornton, to serve as a representative of victims’ rights organizations.
• Evelyn Leslie of Denver, to serve as a mental health treatment provider.
• Alaurice Marie Tafoya-Modi of Denver, to serve as an at-large member, reappointed.
• Charles Fredrick Garcia of Denver, to serve as an at-large member.
• Kelly Lee Weimer of Granby, to serve as an at-large member.

 

The members appointed to serve at the pleasure of the governor are:

• James H. Davis of Westminster, to serve as Chair.
• Douglas K. Wilson of Pueblo, to serve as Co-Chair.

 

The Automobile Theft Prevention Board solicits and reviews applications for grants that assist in improving and supporting automobile theft prevention programs or programs for the enforcement or prosecution of automobile theft crimes through statewide planning and coordination. The member appointed for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2016 is:

• Daniel Patrick Bowers of Alamosa, to serve as a representative of an insurance company.

 

For more information on Boards and Commissions, click here or e-mail boards@state.co.us.

 

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