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Gov. Hickenlooper announces several Board and Commission appointments

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced appointments to the Charter School Institute Board, the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee, the State Agricultural Commission, the State Board of Health and the State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners.

The Charter School Institute Board’s mission is to foster high-quality public school choices offered through institute charter schools and particularly schools for at-risk students. These appointments are dependent upon Senate confirmation. The members appointed are:
 

  • Patricia Mae Chlouber of Leadville, who has experience as a public school teacher, with a term to expire July 1, 2013.
  • Wayne D. Eckerling of Denver, who has experience as a public school teacher and as a public school administrator working with charter schools, with a term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Steven Richard Schneider of Colorado Springs, who has experience as a public school administrator with experience working with charter schools and with other board or public service experience, with a term to expire July 1, 2014.


The Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee annually reviews proposed projects for expenditure of the Colorado wildlife habitat stamp funds and makes recommendations to the director and the wildlife commission. These appointments are dependent upon Senate confirmation. The members appointed are:

  • Bryan J. Martin of Westminster, to serve as a representative of national or regionally recognized conservation organizations whose missions are focused on non-game wildlife and whose membership is composed primarily of non-game wildlife users, with a term to expire Dec. 31, 2011.
  • Michelle Zimmerman of Denver, to serve as a representative of national or regionally recognized conservation organizations whose missions are focused on non-game wildlife and whose membership is composed of primarily non-game wildlife users, with a term to expire Dec. 31, 2014.
  • Gary C. Miller of Fort Collins, to serve as a sportsperson, with a term to expire Dec. 31, 2014.


The State Agricultural Commission formulates policy with respect to the management of the Department of Agriculture. The commission also advises and makes recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly. The appointment is dependent upon Senate Confirmation. The member appointed is:
 

  • Joanne Marilynn Stanko of Steamboat Springs, to serve as an at-large member, with a term to expire March 1, 2015.


The State Board of Health advises the executive director of the department on all matters relating to public health and determines policies for the department to follow in administering and enforcing the public health laws of the state. The appointments are dependent upon Senate Confirmation. The members appointed are:
 

  • Commissioner Crestina Maria Martinez of Pueblo, a resident of the 3rd Congressional District, with a term to expire on March 1, 2013.
  • Laura J. Davis of Westminster, a resident of the 2nd Congressional District, with a term to expire on March 1, 2015.
  • Dr. Christine Rose Nevin-Woods of Pueblo, a resident of the 3rd Congressional District, with a term to expire on March 1, 2015.
  • Susan L. Warren of Denver, a resident of the 1st Congressional District, with a term to expire on March 1, 2015.
  • Dr. Christopher Scott Stanley of Arvada, a resident of the 7th Congressional District, with a term to expire on March 1, 2015.


The State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners makes rules regarding brand inspection, livestock laws and regulates fees for stock inspections. The commission also sets service charges and procedures, administers the Estray Fund, licenses public livestock markets, and secures bond and surety on butchers and slaughters. The appointments are dependent upon Senate Confirmation. The members appointed are:
 

  • Tim E. Thatcher of Pueblo, to serve as a representative of non-confinement cattle industry, with a term to expire May 1, 2015.
  • Tracy Lungwitz of Yuma, to serve as a representative of confinement cattle industry, with a term to expire on May 1, 2015.


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