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Gov. Hickenlooper announces several Board and Commission appointments

DENVER — Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced appointments to various Boards and Commissions. The appointments were made to the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators; the Charter School Institute Board; the Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board; the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education; the Colorado Water Conservation Board; the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority; and the Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council.

 

The Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators licenses nursing home operators and may conduct hearings to revoke, suspend, deny or reissue licenses. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2012:


• Andrea Nicole Hansen of Wheat Ridge, to serve as a member of the public-at-large.


The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015:


• Jerusha Siegel of Erie, to serve as a representative of the nursing home administrator/proprietary facility administration.
• Gerard Lafont of Monument, to serve as a representative of the nursing home administrator/non-profit facility administration.

 

The mission of the Charter School Institute Board is to foster high-quality public school choices offered through institute charter schools, including particularly schools for at-risk students. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2012:


• Donahue Cassius Quashe of Colorado Springs, as a representative of a parent of a student who is, or who has been, enrolled in an institute charter school.
 

 

The Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board establishes guidelines for the administration of the Accelerating Students Through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) program and advises and assists local education providers and institutions of higher education in preparing cooperative agreements. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015:


• Tracey Britt Lovett of Denver, who has experience in postsecondary student counseling, student admissions and financial aid.
• Richard L. Maestas of Aurora, who has experience in public budgeting and finance.
• Cliff D. Richardson of Lakewood, who has experience in public budgeting and finance.
 

 

The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education is the governing body for the state community college system and the coordinating board for local district colleges. It also coordinates the activities of area vocational schools. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015:
 

• Theresa Kathleen Pena of Denver, to serve as a resident of the 1st Congressional District and a Democrat.
• Bernadette B. Marquez of Denver, to serve as a resident of the 1st Congressional District and a Democrat.
 

 

The Colorado Water Conservation Board was created in 1937 for the purpose of aiding in the protection and development of the waters of the state. The agency is responsible for water project planning and finance, stream and lake protection, flood hazard identification and mitigation, weather modification, river restoration, water conservation and drought planning, water information and water supply protection. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Feb. 12, 2015:


• Phyllis “Diane” Hoppe of Broomfield, to serve as a representative of the South Platte drainage basin and as a Republican.
• David Wattenberg of Walden, to serve as a representative of the North Platte drainage basin and as a Republican.
• John Hawkins McClow of Gunnison, to serve as a representative of the Gunnison-Uncompahgre drainage basin and as an Unaffiliated.
 

 

The Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority finances, develops, constructs and maintains water projects in Colorado and administers the Drinking Water and Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 1, 2015:


• Frank J. Kugel of Gunnison, to serve as a member from the Gunnison-Uncompahgre drainage basin, and with experience in water law.
• David Wattenberg of Walden, to serve as a member from the North Platte drainage basin.
 

 

The Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council is the lead agency for air quality planning with the responsibility to prepare air quality plans for the Denver metropolitan region to demonstrate and ensure long-term compliance with federal air quality standards. The members appointed for terms expiring April 30, 2014:


• Paul V. Natale of Henderson, to serve as a citizen-at-large in the Denver metropolitan region.
• Bob Fitzgerald of Aurora, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metropolitan region.
• K. Elena Wilken of Lakewood, to serve as an individual with transit expertise.
• Eric E. Doering of Frederick, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metropolitan region.
• Darryl M. Jones of Greenwood Village, to serve as a representative of the general business community.
• James W. Spensley of Denver, to serve as a member of the public with appropriate land use planning experience.
• David A. Stewart of Windsor, to serve as a representative of entities that are or have stationary sources.
• William R. Toor of Boulder, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metropolitan region.
• Melissa L. Chalona of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of the general business community.


The members appointed for terms expiring April 30, 2015:


• Andrew L. Spielman of Denver, to serve as a representative with broad public interest and as Chairman of the Regional Air Quality Council.
• Elise S. Jones of Boulder, to serve as a member of the public to represent the conservation community.
• Bennet Manvel of Fort Collins, to serve as a local government representative from the North Front Range metropolitan area.
• Mayor Bob Murphy of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metropolitan region.
• John E. Putnam of Boulder, to serve as a member of the public with appropriate transportation experience.
• John Paul “Jep” Seman Jr. of Denver, to serve as a representative of an automotive-related business.
• Jennifer L. Schaufele of Greenwood Village, to serve as a representative of the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
• Doug Linkhart of Denver, to serve as a representative of local governments in the Denver metropolitan region.
• Tracy S. Winfree of Boulder, to serve as a representative of the region’s transit management agencies.
• Jacqueline A. Millet of Lone Tree, to serve as a representative of local governments in the Denver metropolitan region.

 

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

 

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