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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

DENVER — Thursday, May 2, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the 21st Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission; the Advisory Committee On Governmental Accounting; the Colorado Civil Rights Commission; the Colorado Health Facilities Authority; the Colorado Housing and Financial Authority; the Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors; the Fire and Police Pension Association Board of Directors; the State Board of Human Services; the State Board of Land Commissioners; the State Board of Optometry; the Statewide Independent Living Council; and the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board.

 

Colorado’s 22 judicial districts have judicial district nominating commissions that select nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission. The member appointed to the 21th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for a term expiring Nov. 30, 2015:

  • Lance Timbreza of Grand Junction to serve as an attorney, and occasioned by the resignation of Gordon Paul Gallagher of Grand Junction.

 

The Advisory Committee on Governmental Accounting assists the auditor in formulating and prescribing a classification of accounts which will be uniform for every level of local government with exceptions. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring May 18, 2017:

  • Kathleen R. Askelson of Indian Hills, to serve as a finance officer representing school and junior college districts, reappointed.
  • Alta Joanne Gosselink of Brush, to serve as a finance officer representing city and town government.
  • Andrew Copland of Castle Rock, to serve as a finance officer representing county government.

 

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission investigates complaints and conducts hearings concerning alleged discrimination in employment, apprenticeship programs, on-the-job training, and vocational schools. The commission also investigates the existence of discriminatory or unfair employment practices by a person, employment agency, labor organization, or vocational school. It is also charged with the promotion of good will and cooperation among various racial, religious, and ethnic groups in the state. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring March 13, 2017:

  • Heidi Jeanne Hess of Clifton, a Democrat and member of the community-at-large.
  • Dulce Saenz of Denver, an Unaffiliated and member of the community-at-large.

 

The Colorado Health Facilities Authority enables health institutions in the state to refund or refinance outstanding indebtedness and to provide additional facilities and structures which are needed to promote the health and welfare of the people of the state. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.
The member appointed, effective June 30, 2013, for a term expiring June 30, 2015:

  • Lance L. Luckett of Carbondale, to serve as a Democrat, reappointed.

 

The member appointed, effective June 30, 2013, for a term expiring June 30, 2016:

  • Ann Cannon Kiley of Denver, to serve as a Democrat, reappointed.

 

The members appointed, effective June 30, 2013, for terms expiring June 30, 2017:

  • Randall J. Baum of Aurora, to serve as a Republican.
  • Tamara K. Vincelette of Denver, to serve as a Democrat.

 

The Colorado Housing and Financial Authority works to procure public moneys through the issuance of bonds to assist both private enterprises and governmental entities in meeting housing needs for low-income and moderate-income families. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed, effective July 2, 2013, for terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • James M. Hahn of Englewood, to serve as a person experienced in mortgage banking transactions, reappointed.
  • David J. Myler of Carbondale, to serve as a person experienced in real estate transactions, reappointed.
  • Paul Eric Washington of Boulder, to serve as a public member.
  • Steven Hutt of Denver, to serve as a public member.
  • Jody M. Kole of Grand Junction, to serve as a public member.

 

The Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors sets and administers policies regarding expenditures from the Colorado Travel and Tourism Fund for promoting travel and tourism and related activities that benefit the state. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring June 1, 2015:

  • Matthew Skinner of Telluride, to serve as a representative of tourism-related transportation industries, and occasioned by the resignation of Edwin A Garcia of Aurora.

 

The Fire and Police Pension Association is a local governmental unit that administers a statewide pension plan for full-time paid police officers and firefighters. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2014:

  • David Leroy Bomberger of Castle Rock, to serve as a member who has experience in insurance disability claims, and occasioned by the resignation of Monica Cortez-Sangster of Aurora.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Sept.1, 2015:

  • Manuel A. Esquibel of Brighton, to serve as a representative of Colorado municipal employers, and occasioned by the resignation of Terri L. Velasquez of Colorado Springs.

 

The State Board of Human Services adopts policies, rules and regulations for the Department of Human Services. The board adjusts the minimum award for old age pensions for changes in the cost of living. The board also adopts rules and regulations concerning foster care and adoption procedures, mental health programs, alcohol and drug abuse programs and developmental disabilities programs. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring March 1, 2017:

  • Jerene Carol Petersen of Denver, to serve as a member of the public, reappointed.
  • Catherine Anne Silburn of Lakewood, to serve as a member of the public, reappointed.
  • Jeffrey Gordon Kuhr of Grand Junction, to serve as a member of the public.
  • Stephanie A. Garcia of Pueblo, to serve as a member of the public.

 

The State Board of Land Commissioners is responsible for the direction, control and disposition of the public lands of the State under such regulations as prescribed by law. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed, effective June 30, 2013, for a term expiring June 30, 2017:

  • Robert Carl Bledsoe of Wild Horse, to serve as a person with substantial experience in production agriculture and a Republican, and occasioned by the resignation of Keith Berlin Bath of Fort Morgan.

 

The State Board of Optometry sets rules and regulations for administering examinations and conducts hearings to revoke, suspend, deny or reissue licenses. The members appointed for terms expiring April 15, 2017:

  • Dr. Paul Conkling of Centennial, to serve as an optometrist, reappointed.
  • Carolyn E. Vitale of Broomfield, to serve as a member of the general public, reappointed.

 

The Statewide Independent Living Council is mandated under the Federal Law and acts in partnership with Colorado Rehabilitation Services to plan independent living programs in the state.
The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 1, 2013:

  • Larry L. Williams of Pueblo, to serve as a director of a center for independent living and representing the Association of Colorado Centers for Independent Living, reappointed.
  • Joe R. Anzures of Longmont, to serve as an advocate for individuals with disabilities.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 1, 2014:

  • Julia K. Beems Miller of Denver, to serve as a representative of assisted technologies for individuals with disabilities, reappointed.
  • Anna S. French of Denver, to serve as a representative of a client assistance program representing people with disabilities, reappointed.
  • Martha Mason of Hesperus, to serve as a representative of persons employed in an independent living center.

 

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

  • Buna Dahal of Centennial, to serve as a representative of individuals with disabilities.
  • Susan E. Fager of Denver, to serve as a representative of the designated state unit and to serve as an ex-officio non-voting member, reappointed.

 

The Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board establishes rules and regulations concerning the application, admission to the exam, and issuance of certificates to operators of water and wastewater treatment plants. The members for terms expiring June 30, 2017:

  • H. Thomas Settle Jr. of Westminster, to serve as a certified water treatment or domestic wastewater treatment facility operator with highest level of certification available in Colorado, reappointed.
  • Steven J. Walker of Arvada, to serve as a member with various interest in the water and wastewater facility certification program with geographical representation, reappointed.

 

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

 

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