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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER ­— Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators; the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors; the Council for Educator Effectiveness; the Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council; the Ground Water Commission; the High-Performance Transportation Enterprise; the Securities Board; and the Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment Board.

 

The Board of Mortgage Loan Originators licenses mortgage loan originators and registers mortgage companies. The Board also has the authority to promulgate rules, enforce the license law, investigate complaints and impose discipline against its licensees. The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 10, 2016:

· Julie I. Piepho of Fort Collins, to serve as a licensed mortgage loan originator.
· Leslie J. Mitchell of Denver, to serve as a member of the public at large.
· Bruce M. Jordan of Denver, to serve as a licensed mortgage loan originator.

 

The Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing serves as a liaison between the deaf and hard of hearing community and the general assembly, governor, and Colorado departments and agencies. The Commission also assesses the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community and recommends to the general assembly any legislation that may facilitate and streamline the provision of general governmental services to the deaf and hard of hearing community. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2014:

· Mary Pat Graham-Kelly of Lakewood, to serve as a member who is deaf and occasioned by the resignation of Marie N. Runge of Greeley.

 

The members appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2016:

· Leslie W. Ralphe of Colorado Springs, to serve as a late deafened member.
· Amy Jo Becktell of Grand Junction, to serve as a public member.
· Elizabeth C. Konkel of Lakewood, to serve as a professional in the field of deafness.
· Lisa Ann Weiss of Lone Tree, to serve as a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing person.

 

The Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors issues bonds to provide affordable financing for educational and cultural buildings and equipment owned by non-profit institutions. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2016:

· Claudia Beth Crowell of Grand Junction, to serve as a Democrat.

 

The Council for Educator Effectiveness defines teacher and principal effectiveness, establishes levels of effectiveness and performance standards, develops guidelines for a system to evaluate teachers and principals and recommends state policy changes to prepare, evaluate and support teachers and principals. The council evaluates educators at least once each school year and bases at least half of teachers’ and principals’ evaluations on their students’ academic growth. The member appointed for a term expiring June 1, 2015:

· Mandi Marie Marcantonio of Arvada, to serve as a student representative.
The member appointed for a term expiring June 1, 2016:
· Kimberly Oram-Smith Ash of Denver, to serve as a representative of charter schools.

 

The Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council is the lead agency for air quality planning with the responsibility to prepare air quality plans for the Denver metropolitan region and to demonstrate and ensure long-term compliance with federal air quality standards. The member appointed for a term expiring April 30, 2014:

· Eric E. Doering of Frederick, to serve as a member of the public to represent the broad public interest.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring April 30, 2015:

· Joyce Thomas of Federal Heights, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metropolitan region.

 

The Ground Water Commission determines the boundaries of designated ground water basins by geographic description and considers well permit applications for persons desiring to appropriate designated ground water for beneficial use. The Commission is responsible for the development of policies and procedures for maximum economic development, as well as the protection of the vested rights of the designated ground water basins of the state. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring May 1, 2016:

· Steven Dale Kramer of Bethune, to serve as a resident agriculturist from the Northern High Plains Basin.
· Larry William Clever of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of municipal or industrial water users of the state and resides west of the Continental Divide.

 

The High-Performance Transportation Enterprise seeks out opportunities for public-private partnerships for the purpose of completing surface transportation infrastructure projects. The Transportation Enterprise should have sufficient flexibility, consistent with the requirements of the state constitution, to pursue any available means of financing such surface transportation projects that will allow the efficient completion of the projects. The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 1, 2013:

· Charlotte R. Robinson of Denver, to serve as a member who resides within the planning area of the Denver regional council of governments, and who has professional expertise in transportation planning or development, local government, design-build contracting, public or private finance, engineering and environmental issues.
· Durand “Dan” E. Cleveland of Colorado Springs, to serve as a member who resides within the planning area of the Pikes Peak area council of governments, and who has professional expertise in transportation planning or development, local government, design-build contracting, public or private finance, engineering and environmental issues.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 1, 2015:

· Timothy J. Gagen of Breckenridge, to serve as a member who resides within the Interstate 70 mountain corridor and has professional expertise in transportation planning or development, local government, design-build contracting, public or private finance, engineering and environmental issues.
· Thomas M. “Trey” Rogers of Denver, to serve as a member of the Transportation Commission appointed by resolution of the commission, and to serve as Chair.

 

The Securities Board aids and advises the securities commissioner in the promulgation of rules, issuance of orders, formulation of policies, the setting of fees and with other issues affecting the division of securities and securities regulation in the state. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015:

· Glen L. Jammaron of Glenwood Springs, to serve as a licensed by the state supreme court to practice law in the state of Colorado and who is conversant in securities law.
· Darren R. Hensley of Lakewood, to serve as a member of the public-at-large.

 

The Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment Board promotes cost containment and risk management programs in the administration of Workers’ Compensation Programs. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring Dec. 13, 2014:

· Michael W. Mitchell of Windsor, to serve as an executive with good risk management experience in the insurance industry.

 

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

 

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