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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board; the Colorado Commission on the Aging; the State Board of Accountancy; the Fire Service Training and Certification Advisory Board; and the State Board of Pharmacy.

 

The function of the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board is 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 un-crowded environment that is conducive to students’ learning. The members appointed for terms expiring July 22, 2014 are:

• Peter R. Jefferson of Littleton, an engineer whose professional practice at the time of appointment includes public school facilities engineering or who has recent experience in public school facilities engineering, reappointed.
• John Bellport Conklin of Highlands Ranch, an architect whose professional practice includes the design and rehabilitation of public school facilities at the time of appointment or who has recent experience rehabilitating existing public school facilities and designing new public school facilities.

 

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 appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2014 are:

• Ruth E. Long of Fort Collins, to serve as a Democrat from the 2nd Congressional District, reappointed.
• Bobbie Mecalo of Centennial, to serve as a Republican from the 6th Congressional District.
• Gail Evelyn Ploen of Centennial, to serve as a Democrat from the 6th Congressional District.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2016 are:

• Alice Langley of Denver, to serve as a Republican from the 1st Congressional District, reappointed.
• Jeanette Hensley of Grand Junction, to serve as a Democrat from the 3rd Congressional District.
• Robert H. Spuhler of Glenwood Springs, to serve as a Republican from the 3rd Congressional District.
• Judy P. Hensley of La Junta, to serve as a Democrat from the 4th Congressional District.
• Marvin Joseph Urban of Colorado Springs, to serve as a Democrat from the 5th Congressional District.
• Dar Wynn Vriesman of Westminster, to serve as a Republican from the 7th Congressional District.

 

The State Board of Accountancy regulates public accountants and reviews applications, gives examinations, grants certificates and permits, and acts on complaints against certified public accountants. The member appointed effective Sept. 11, 2012 for a term expiring Aug. 1, 2016 is:

• Kevin F. Collins of Franktown, a certified public accountant.

 

The purpose of the Fire Service Training and Certification Advisory Board is to establish a fire service education and training program and to establish procedures and criteria for certification of firefighters. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2013 are:

• Ronald Richard Graton of Otis, to serve as a representative from the State Fire Fighters Association, and as a member from a community with a population of 15,000 or less.
• Perry Andrew Otero of Conifer, to serve as a fire chief/training officer from a volunteer fire department.
• Mark David Carlson of Castle Rock, to serve as a representative from the property and casualty insurance industry.
• Michael Ray Cook of Limon, to serve as an individual experienced in the transportation industry.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015 are:

• Scott Evan Heiss of Aurora, to serve as a representative from the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association.
• Mark Douglas Schuman of Denver, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Training Officers’ Association.
• Robin Cowell of Arvada, to serve as a representative from the Professional Fire Fighters Association.
• Phillip Alan Tiffany of Fort Lupton, to serve as a fire chief/training officer from a career fire department, and as a member from a community with a population of 15,000 or less.
• Mark Christopher Quick of Durango, to serve as a representative as a hazardous materials responder team leader.
• Randall L. Souther of Greeley, to serve as the designee of the President, Colorado Community College and Occupational Education system and as an ex-officio, non-voting member.
• Joni C. Briola of Aurora, to serve as the designee of the Director, Emergency Medical Services and Prevention Division, Department of Public Health and Environment, and as an ex-officio, nonvoting member.
• Kevin Michael Darrah of Lakewood, to serve as the designee of the Colorado State Patrol and as an ex-officio, non-voting member.

 

The State Board of Pharmacy examines applicants, holds disciplinary hearings to issue and revoke pharmaceutical licenses and inspects pharmacies. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2013 is:

• Donald L. Johnson of Aurora, to serve as a licensed pharmacist and as a Republican.

 

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

 

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