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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, June 24, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commission appointments today. The appointments were to the 12th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission; the Colorado Advisory Council for Persons With Disabilities; the Colorado Agricultural Development Authority; the Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors; the Disability-Benefit Support Contract Committee; the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council; the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board; the Petroleum Storage Tank Advisory Committee; and the Renewable Energy Authority Board of Directors.

 

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 12th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018:

  • Barbara Zollars of Monte Vista, to serve as an attorney and as a Democrat from Rio Grande County, and occasioned by the resignation of Kimberly Cortez of La Jara.

 

The Colorado Advisory Council for Persons With Disabilities coordinates with state boards, advisory councils, and commissions established for or related to persons with disabilities and advises the governor and General Assembly on legislation and state policy affecting persons with disabilities. The council also monitors the state’s implementation of Title II of the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990”, acts as an additional entry point for public grievances regarding disability issues and referring those grievances to the appropriate state agency or personnel and develops procedures relating to the council’s internal operations. The member appointed for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2014:

  • Cindy Y. Corwin of Morrison, to serve as a representative of the Department of Personnel and Administration, a state agency serving persons with disabilities, and occasioned by the resignation of Tracy L. Creekmore of Littleton.

 

The Colorado Agricultural Development Authority makes financing available to farmers and other agricultural enterprises through the sale of bonds. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2017:

  • Randall A. Wilks of Burlington, to serve as a Democrat and a member with knowledge of agricultural activity in the state, and who shall represent the various agricultural operations and geographical regions of the state, reappointed.

 

The Colorado Tourism 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 members appointed for terms expiring June 2017:

  • Anne Catherine Klein of Durango, to serve as an at large member from tourism-based industries, and from a small community.

  • Barbara Jean Bowman of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of cultural event and facility groups.

 

The Disability-Benefit Support Contract Committee accepts and reviews proposals to fund projects or programs that study or pilot new and innovative ideas that will lead to an improved quality of life or increased independence for persons with disabilities.

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2014:

  • Mary L. Colecchi of Denver, to serve as a representative of individuals who are disabled and are currently receiving disability benefits or have received application assistance.

  • Eileen Hope Krause of Fort Morgan, to serve as a representative for individuals who are disabled and are currently receiving disability benefits or have received application assistance.

  • Mark B. Simon of Golden, to serve as a representative of individuals who are disabled and are currently receiving disability benefits or have received application assistance.

  • Donna L. Downing of Boulder, to serve as a representative for individuals who are disabled and are currently receiving disability benefits or have received application assistance.

  • Julie Cee Farrar of Denver, to serve as a representative individuals who are disabled and are currently receiving disability benefits or have received application assistance.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015:

  • Joshua K. Winkler of Aurora, to serve as a representative for a statewide, cross-disability organization representing persons with disabilities.

  • Kristin Sue Lupfer of Boulder, to serve as a representative for individuals training to increase access to disability benefits for persons with disabilities by an organization supported by the United States Social Security Administration.

  • Lynn Parry of Littleton, to serve as a medical doctor.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2016:

  • Clifton David Croan of Denver, to serve as a mental health professional.

  • Darla Jean Stuart of Aurora, to serve as an expert in non-profit management.

  • Donovan Paul O’Dell of Littleton, to serve as a member who has experience and expertise in business.

  • David E. Henninger of Centennial, to serve as a member who has experience with grant programs.

 

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council advises the Division of Criminal Justice and the governor on matters pertaining to juvenile justice in Colorado. They also assist, review and approve the annual Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Plan.

The member appointed for a term expiring July 31, 2015:

  • Tracy A. Kraft-Tharp of Arvada, to serve as a local elected official, and occasioned by the resignation of Albus Brooks, Denver.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring July 31, 2017:

  • Dana Wilks of Denver, to serve as a representative of probation agencies.

  • Elizabeth Ann Ford of Aurora, to serve as a representative of private/non-profit organizations.

 

The Peace Officers Standards and Training Board oversees the certification of training programs, training academies and instructors of police officer candidates. The board also certifies qualified peace officers. The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2016:

  • Daniel Gerald Brennan of Wheat Ridge, and occasioned by the resignation of Heather A. Coogan of Littleton to serve as a police chief.

  • David Gene Donaldson of Merino, to serve as a representative of local government, reappointed.

  • John S. Camper of Grand Junction, to serve as a police chief, reappointed

 

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, 2013:

  • Bruno Arthur Busnardo of Westminster, and occasioned by the resignation of Kirby A. Boutelle of Broomfield, and to serve as an underground tank installer.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Oct. 16, 2016:

  • Bruno Arthur Busnardo of Westminster, to serve as an underground tank installer, reappointed.

 

The Renewable Energy Authority Board of Directors directs the allocation of State matching funds to the extent required to support one or more proposals of a consortium consisting of the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Colorado, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory for federal energy research funding and energy-related research funding from federal agencies and other public and private entities. The authority promotes rapid transfer of new technologies developed by the consortium; develop educational and research programs for Colorado State colleges in collaboration with the consortium that will translate into high-technology employment; become a regional resource and clearinghouse for renewable energy information; support development of the consortium. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:

  • Jeffrey Paul Ackermann of Denver, and occasioned by the resignation of Tanuj “TJ” Deora of Denver.

 

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

 

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