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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER ­— Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Advisory Committee to State Property Tax Administrator; the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Board; the Consolidated Communications System Authority; the Dental Advisory Committee; the Wine Industry Development Board; the Workforce Development Council; and the 19th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission.

 

The Advisory Committee to State Property Tax Administrator reviews and approves or disapproves manuals, appraisal procedures, and instructions prepared and published by the property tax administrator. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Sept. 1, 2016:

· Mark D. Chapin of Eagle, to serve as an assessor from a county with a population of fewer than 75,000 and as a Democrat.
· Robyn A. Kashiwa of Denver, to serve as a non-assessor from a county with a population of more than 75,000, as the Chair of the Committee and as a Democrat.
· Philip Brent Vaughan of Rifle, to serve as a non-assessor from the Western Slope and as a Republican.

 

The Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Board awards grants from the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2015:

· Susan Beth Charlifue of Littleton.
· James Pinkney, III of Henderson.
· Laetitia L. Thompson of Denver, to serve as a neuropsychologist, reappointed.
· Deborah A. Boyle of Franktown, to serve as a member of the public, reappointed.

 

The Consolidated Communications System Authority solicits and accepts monies to be used in expanding, upgrading and operating the statewide digital trunked radio system. It represents system users in matters concerning network growth, maintenance, upgrade, operation, technology, rules, spectrum allocations and radio frequency licensing. It also advises the Governor and the General Assembly on the development, maintenance, upgrade and operation of the system. The members appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:

· Sky Walters of Telluride, to serve as a representative of the Five Statewide Digital Trunked Radio System Mutual Aid Channel Regions.
· Kurt C. Schlegel of Parker, to serve as a representative of the Four Zone Switch Users, Zone 1.
· Brian Keith McCracken of Fort Morgan, to serve as a representative of the Four Zone Switch Users, Zone 3.
· David Daniel Hayes of Louisville, to serve as a representative of the Nine All-Hazards Regions, North Central Region.
· Jeffrey J. Babcock of Alamosa, to serve as a representative of the Nine All-Hazards Regions, San Luis Valley Region.
· Robert Erwin Ricketts of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of the Nine All-Hazards Regions, South Central Region.
· Tandy R. Hasser of McClave, to serve as a representative of the Nine All-Hazards Regions, South East Region.
· William L. Pessemier of Frisco, to serve as a representative of the Nine All-Hazards Regions, North West Region.

 

The Dental Advisory Committee advises the Department of Public Health & Environment on the operation of the Dental Assistance Program and makes recommendations to the department on the awarding of any service grants to qualified grantees. The department administers a program of dental assistance, through its oral health program, involving the contracting for the provision of dental services to infirm persons who are unable to travel to dental offices. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:

· Carol A. Niforatos of Aurora, to serve as a dentist who provides dental care to the senior population.

 

The Wine Industry Development Board encourages and promotes viticultural and enological research and experimentation for the maximum production and quality of wine produced in Colorado. This includes the marketing of wines produced in Colorado and as an asset to the state’s tourism program. The member appointed for terms expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

· Maxence Ariza of Evergreen, to serve as an ex-officio member and occasioned by the resignation of William Corbin “Corky” Douglass III of Denver.

 

The Workforce Development Council, consisting of representatives of the business community and state agencies and in consultation with the business community and state agencies, advises the Governor on matters regarding the employment and training needs of the state and on workforce development plans and strategy. The members appointed for terms expiring Sept. 28, 2015:

· John F. “Jack” Saunders of Leadville, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed.
· Toya T. Speckman of Mead, to serve as a representative of business and as Chair-Elect, reappointed.
· Debra L. Capra of Erie, to serve as a representative of business.
· Grover Charles Wallace of Montrose, to serve as a representative of business.
· Josh T. Davis of Denver, to serve as a representative of youth.
· Karla Jeanne Grazier of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of a community-based organization serving persons with disabilities.
· Maria Feekes of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of youth.
· Mark McCullough Spiecker of Centennial, to serve as a representative of business.
· Peggy J. Gair of Canon City, to serve as a representative of business.
· Stephanie Jean Van Cleve of Denver, to serve as a representative of business.
· Wyvetter Ann Livingston of Castle Rock, to serve as a representative of business.
· Laurie Brown of Littleton, to serve as a representative of business.

 

The 19th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts has judicial district nominating commissions that serve a similar purpose. The district nominating commissions are all chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission. Commission members serve six-year terms. Non-lawyers, who are the majority of every nominating commission, are appointed by the governor. Lawyer members are appointed by joint action of the governor, attorney general and chief justice. The member appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2017:

· Judy Knapp of Greeley, to serve as a non-attorney and as an Unaffiliated from Weld County.

 

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

 

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