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Gov. Hickenlooper announces several Board and Commission appointments

DENVER — Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced appointments to several Boards and Commissions. The appointments were made to the Colorado Children’s Trust Fund Board; the Commission on Judicial Discipline; the Colorado Racing Commission; the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors; the Workforce Development Council; the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board; the State Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors; and the Colorado Commission on the Aging.

 

The Colorado Children’s Trust Fund provides funding to programs throughout Colorado that focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed:

 

  • Mark Christopher Tilden of Boulder, to serve as a member with knowledge of child abuse prevention, appointed for a term expiring Nov. 7, 2013.
  • LaShay Canady of Aurora, to serve as a parent, appointed for a term expiring Nov. 7, 2014.
  • Lori A. Moriarty of Golden, to serve as a representative with knowledge of child abuse prevention, reappointed for a term expiring Nov. 7, 2014.
  • Hilary A. Silver of Denver, to serve as a member with knowledge of child abuse prevention and social work, reappointed for a term expiring Nov. 7, 2014.

 

The Commission on Judicial Discipline monitors and disciplines misconduct of judges and justices of the state courts of Colorado and provides education programs to judges on their ethics obligations under the Colorado code of Judicial Conduct. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2015:

 

  • David Lee Dill of Pueblo, to serve as a non-attorney, occasioned by the resignation of Judy Weaver of Pueblo.

 

The Colorado Racing Commission regulates and supervises pari-mutuel wagering (for horses and dogs), including enforcement of rules, supervision of race meets and racing officials, and collection of revenues to the state. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:

 

  • Charles D. Vail of Centennial, to serve as a veterinarian and as a Republican from the 6th Congressional District.

 

The Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors issues bonds to provide affordable financing for educational and cultural buildings and equipment owned by non-profit institutions. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

 

  • William Carl Sanden of Colorado Springs, as a Republican.
  • Cheryl Denise Cohen-Vader of Denver, as an Unaffiliated.

 

The Workforce Development Council consists of representatives of the business community and state agencies. The Council, in consultation with the business community and state agencies, advises the governor on matters regarding the employment and training needs of the state and on workforce development plans and strategy. The members appointed:

 

  • David Csintyan of Monument, to serve as Chair, appointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014.
  • Raymond Henry Gonzales of Brighton, to serve as a representative with economic development experience, reappointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014.
  • James J. Neubecker of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of labor organizations in Colorado, reappointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014.
  • Jessie Ruiz Jr. of Holyoke, to serve as a representative of a local Workforce Investment Board, reappointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014.
  • Jean Ann Larsen of La Junta, to serve as a representative of rural mental health, appointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014.
  • Donnie Ray McClure of Castle Rock, to serve as a representative of Colorado business, appointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014
  • Rhondallyn “Roni” Kay Wisdom of Alamosa, to serve as a representative with economic development experience, for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014.
  • Julie M. Zinn Patti of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of Colorado business, appointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014.
  • Kathy D. Worthington of Canon City, to serve as a representative of a large utility (energy), appointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014.
  • Kenneth Lee Williams of Denver, to serve as a representative of Colorado business, appointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2014.
  • John Hickenlooper of Denver, to serve as Governor.
  • Joseph Garcia of Pueblo, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Commission of Higher Education and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.
  • Reggie Bicha of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Department of Human Services and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.
  • Robert K. Hammond of Erie, to serve as a representative of the Department of Education and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.
  • Ellen Golombek of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Department of Labor and Employment and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.
  • John Salazar of Manassa, to serve as a representative of the Department of Agriculture and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.
  • Reeves Brown of Fruita, to serve as a representative of the Department of Local Affairs and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.
  • Tom Clements of Monument, to serve as a representative of the Department of Corrections and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.
  • Ken Lund of Lone Tree, to serve as a representative of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.
  • Joe Barela of Denver, as President of the State Workforce Directors Association and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.

 

The Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board works to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and other persons using public school facilities and maximize student achievement by ensuring that the condition and capacity of public school facilities are sufficient to provide a safe and uncrowded environment that is conducive to students’ learning. The member reappointed for a term expiring July 22, 2013:

 

  • Thomas J. Stone, Jr. of Thornton, as a construction manager who at the time of appointment has experience managing public school facilities construction projects.

 

The State Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors has general supervision and authority over the installation of pumps and pumping equipment and the construction and abandonment of water wells statewide. The board also licenses and regulates persons and firms engaged in the water well construction and pump installation contracting business. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2015:

 

  • Octave George Blouin of LaVeta, as a well construction contractor with a minimum of 10 years experience in the well construction or pump installation business.

 

 

The Colorado Commission on the Aging conducts and encourages other organizations to conduct studies of the problems of the state’s elder people. The Commission works to promote and aid in the establishment of local programs and services for the aging and aged. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2014:

 

  • Elizabeth Sweeney of Lakewood, to serve as a Democrat from the 7TH Congressional District, and occasioned by the resignation of Frederick Calovich of Arvada.

 

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

 

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