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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

DENVER — Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Colorado Advisory Council for Persons With Disabilities; the Colorado Health Services Corps Advisory Council; the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission; the Colorado Lottery Commission; the Governor’s Commission on Community Service; the Petroleum Storage Tank Advisory Committee; and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

 

The Colorado Advisory Council for Persons With Disabilities coordinates with state boards, advisory councils and commissions established for or related to persons with disabilities while advising the Governor and General Assembly on legislation and state policy affecting persons with disabilities. The board monitors the state’s implementation of Title II of the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990” and acts as an additional entry point for public grievances regarding disability issues.The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 7, 2014:

  • Jennifer Laura McPherson of Aurora, to represent the Department of Regulatory Agencies, a state agency serving persons with disabilities.
  • Tracy L. Creekmore of Littleton, to represent the Department of Personnel and Administration, a state agency serving persons with disabilities.
  • Peggy A. Brown-Clark of Denver, to represent the Department of Education, a state agency serving persons with disabilities.
  • Dwight G. Roinestad of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed.
  • Sharon Ann Pearce of Littleton, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 7, 2015:

  • Joseph Sims of Denver, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed.
  • Nancy R. Snow of Wheat Ridge, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed.
  • Rick Lee Ellsmore of Arvada, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations.
  • Jo Lynn Osborne of Lakewood, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations.
  • Rebecca Sposato of Denver, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations.
  • Greg Anthony Martinez of Brighton, to represent the Department of Transportation, a state agency serving persons with disabilities.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring October 7, 2016:

  • Tom Denicio Muniz of Greeley, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, and as Chair, reappointed.
  • Gina M. Robinson of Arvada, to represent a state agency serving persons with disabilities, and as Vice Chair, reappointed.
  • Julia K. Miller of Denver, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed.
  • Robert Epstein of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed.
  • Steven A. Wright of Centennial, to represent the Department of Labor and Employment, a state agency serving persons with disabilities.
  • Teresa “Teri” A. Izquierdo of Denver, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations.
  • Judi Stein Stutman of Aurora, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations.
  • William F. Muth of Denver, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed.
  • Dwight G. Roinestad of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed.

 

The Colorado Health Services Corps Advisory Council oversees Senate Bill 07-232 that established a loan repayment program to use state and federal funds and contributions from local communities and private sources to help repay the outstanding education loans that many physicians and other health professionals hold. In exchange for repayment of these loans, the physicians and other health professionals will commit to provide health care services in local communities with underserved health care needs throughout the state. The member appointed for a term expiring Nov. 20, 2013:

  • Melissa Bosworth of Denver, to serve as a representative of a nonprofit statewide membership organization that provides programs and services to enhance rural health care in Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Fabian Valle of Denver.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Nov. 20, 2015:

  • Susan K. Williamson of Denver, to serve as a representative of a foundation that funds a health care professional loan forgiveness program in Colorado.
  • Kim Marvel of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative for the Commission on Family Medicine.

 

The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission adopts and enforces rules and regulations for the establishment and operation of gambling in the Colorado towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek.The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:

  • William Arthur Hughes of Centennial, to serve as a member from the 6th Congressional District and to serve as a representative for CPAs, corporate finance and as a Republican and occasioned by the resignation of Robert M. Webb of Golden.

 

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

  • Charles J. Murphy of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative for registered electors, and as a Democrat, reappointed.

 

The Colorado Lottery Commission governs the operation of the lottery and conducts hearings on granting or suspending licenses for lottery sales. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2016:

  • Frances Ann Koncilja of Littleton, to serve as a member of the public and as a Democrat.

 

The Governor’s Commission on Community Service recommends to the governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually. The plan shall address the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence,and the literacy and mentoring of disadvantaged youth. The Commission administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service. The member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 24, 2014:

  • Ryan John Hanschen of Lakewood, to serve as representative of a national service program.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 24, 2015:

  • Neil B. Oberfeld of Greenwood Village, to serve as a member with knowledge of community service, reappointed.
  • Tom Denicio Muniz of Greeley, to serve as a member with knowledge of community service, reappointed.
  • Maureen P. Smile of Golden, to serve as a member with experience in involving older adults in volunteerism.
  • Tamra J. Ward of Denver, to serve as a representative of the business industry.

 

The Petroleum Storage Tank Advisory Committee establishes procedures, practices and policies governing the process for applying to the underground storage tank fund. The fund reimburses eligible applicants for allowable costs in cleaning up petroleum contamination from petroleum storage tanks.The member appointed for a term expiring Oct. 16, 2015:

  • Paul D. James of Littleton, to serve as an owner/operator of independent retail outlets.

 

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District preserves and develops scientific and cultural facilities for the economic development and tourism to maintain and promote such facilities.The members appointed for terms expiring May 15, 2015:

  • David J. Montez of Denver, reappointed.
  • Shepard J. Nevel of Denver, reappointed.
  • Damon Odell Barry of Westminster, appointed.

 

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

 

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