DENVER — Thursday, July 19, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Board and Commission appointments today. The appointments were to the Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors; the Colorado Pay Equity Commission; the Private Activity Bond Allocations Committee; the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee; the Automobile Theft Prevention Board; and the Hazardous Waste Commission.
The Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors manages the operational affairs of the three-school Auraria campus. The member appointed for a term expiring July 13, 2015 is:
· Maria de Lourdes Garcia Berry of Denver.
The Colorado Pay Equity Commission is responsible for determining the scope of pay inequity based on gender and race in Colorado, identifying policies and practices that help produce it and suggesting areas of reform. The member appointed for term expiring July 1, 2014 is:
· Nancy J. Reichman of Denver, a representative of higher education who has expertise in pay equity issues, reappointed.
The Private Activity Bond Allocations Committee reviews requests and makes recommendations to the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs on the distribution of industrial development bonds. The members appointed terms expiring July 1, 2015 are:
· Matthias M. Edrich of Denver, a member of the public, reappointed.
· William L. Long of Las Animas, a municipal or county official, reappointed.
· Joseph C. Prinster Jr., of Boulder, a member of the public, reappointed.
The Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee annually reviews proposed projects for expenditure of Colorado wildlife habitat stamp funds and make recommendations to the director and the wildlife commission. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2014 is:
· Luke B. Schafer of Craig, to serve as a representative of national or regionally recognized conservation organizations whose missions are focused on nongame wildlife and whose membership is composed primarily of nongame wildlife users.
The Automobile Theft Prevention Board solicits and reviews applications for grants that assist in improving and supporting automobile theft prevention programs or programs for the enforcement or prosecution of automobile theft crimes through statewide planning and coordination. The member appointed for a term expiring February 1, 2016 is:
· Judy Bennett Burk of Denver, to serve as a representative of an insurance company authorized to issue motor vehicle insurance policies.
The Hazardous Waste Commission makes rules and regulations for the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous wastes in Colorado. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring August 1, 2015 are:
· Michael K. Dempsey of Denver, to serve as a representative from the regulated community and as a Republican.
· Charlotte Sophia Pitt of Denver, to serve as a representative of the government or academic community and as a Democrat.
· Joseph C. Prinster Jr. of Boulder, to serve as a member of the public and as a Republican.