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Gov. Hickenlooper announces several Board and Commission appointments

Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced appointments to several Boards and Commissions. The appointments were made to the Colorado Lottery Commission, the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities, the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board, the Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Fund and the CollegeInvest Board of Directors.
The Colorado Lottery Commission governs the operation of the lottery and conducts hearings on granting or suspending licenses for lottery sales. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed is:

  • Margie Martinez Perusek of Greely to serve as a representative of law enforcement and as a Republican, with a term to expire July 1, 2015.

The Colorado Endowment for the Humanities promotes progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts in Colorado. The members appointed with terms expiring May 1, 2014:

  •  Brooke D. Tolmachoff of Westminster, reappointed.
  • William Wei of Lafayette, reappointed.
  • Linda Lee Weise of Colorado Springs.
  • Christopher T. Ransick of Englewood.
  • George B. Curtis of Englewood.

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. Members reappointed with terms expiring June 30,  2015:

  • Garth A. Rygh of Highlands Ranch to serve as a certified water distribution or wastewater collection system operator with the highest level of certification available in Colorado, reappointed.
  • Allen E. Coyne of Julesburg to serve as a representative with various interests in the water and wastewater facility certification program, rural eastern plains, reappointed.  

The Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Fund works to establish standardized methodology and criteria for documenting, measuring, assessing and reporting of gaming impacts upon eligible local government entities. The board will also make funding recommendations to the Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs. The members appointed are:

  • Anthony L. Leffert of Denver to serve as a representative of the governor, reappointed.
  • Wally R. Stealey of Pueblo to serve as a representative of the governor.

CollegeInvest is a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education that administers the state’s 529 college savings programs for students studying in- and out-of-state. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. Members appointed for terms expiring July 31, 2015:

  • Ashley J. Burt of Gunnison, reappointed.
  • Patrice M. Henning of Evergreen.
  • Douglas W. Lyon of Durango.

For more information on Boards and Commissions, visit www.colorado.gov/governor or e-mail boards@state.co.us.