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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commission appointments

DENVER — Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Board and Commission appointments today. The appointments were to the Developmental Disabilities Council; the Colorado Commission on Higher Education; and the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board.

 

The Developmental Disabilities Council is responsible for coordinating services and advocating for persons with developmental disabilities. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2013:

• Raymond Timothy Hudner of Englewood, to serve as a family member of a person of a previously institutionalized person with mentally impairing developmental disabilities, and occasioned by the death of M. John McCarty of Boulder.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015:

• Joshua K. Winkler of Aurora, to serve as a parent of a person with developmental disabilities.
• Cordelia Robinson, Ph.D. of Denver, to serve as a representative of university centers for excellence in developmental disabilities education, research and service, reappointed.
• Gina Herrera Quintana of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of a state agency that administers funds provided under the federal “individuals with Disabilities Education Act,” reappointed.
• Mary Anne Harvey of Denver, to represent the state protection and advocacy system, reappointed.
• Katherine A. Carol of Denver, to serve as a family member or guardian of persons with mentally impairing developmental disabilities, reappointed.
• Susan E. Fager of Denver, to represent private nonprofit groups concerned with services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities, reappointed.
• Melissa Ann Mannix of Idaho Springs, to serve as a parent/guardian of a child with developmental disabilities, reappointed.
• Thomas L. Miller, Jr., of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of a state agency that administers funds provided under Titles V and XIX, reappointed.
• Karen L. von Phul of Denver, to serve as a parent of a person with developmental disabilities, reappointed.

 

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education sets policies for all state-supported institutions of higher education. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2016:

• Barbara J. “BJ” Scott of Colorado Springs, a resident of the 5th Congressional District and a Republican, reappointed.
• Richard C. Kaufman of Centennial, a resident of the 6th Congressional District and a Democrat, reappointed.

 

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) Board is a statutory program that provides funding to local organizations that serve youth and their families with programs designed to reduce youth crime and violence and to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Board oversees the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program. The Board’s responsibilities include developing program guidelines for proposal design, local public-to-private funding match requirements and application review processes. The Board develops criteria for awarding grants and develops result-oriented criteria for measuring the effectiveness of programs. The TGYS Board establishes timelines for submission and review of grant applications and reviews and selects grantees. The Board submits grant recommendations to the governor for final approval. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015:

• Alice B. Pugh of Leadville, reappointed.
• Nita Mosby Henry of Denver, to serve as a representative of a minority community.

 

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

 

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