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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines; the Colorado Banking Board; the Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors; the Governor’s Commission on Community Service; the Historic Preservation State Review Board; and the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board.

 

The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines makes policy for the school and oversees its operation. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms effective Jan. 1, 2013 and expiring Dec. 31, 2016:

  • Frances M. Vallejo of Houston, to serve as a Republican who is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, reappointed.
  • Timothy John Haddon of Denver, to serve as an Unaffiliated who is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines.
     

 

The Colorado Banking Board is the policy-making and rule-making authority for the division of banking and has the authority to make all final decisions with respect to the taking of possession, liquidation, or reorganization of banks. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2013:

  • Cynthia Beth Dash of Parker, to serve as an executive officer of a trust company, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Scott G. Pearson of Highlands Ranch.

 

The Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors sets and administers policies regarding expenditures from the Colorado Travel and Tourism Fund for promoting travel and tourism and related activities that benefit the state. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring June 1, 2016:

  • Daniel R. Grunig of Denver, to serve as a representative of tourism-related retail industry, small community, and small business, and occasioned by the resignation of Troy Allan Rarick of Fruita.

 

The Governor’s Commission on Community Service recommends to the governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually. The plan shall address the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence, literacy and mentoring or disadvantaged youth. The commission administers funds from the Corporation on National and Community Service. The member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 24, 2013:

  • Louis M. Trujillo of Denver, to serve as a representative of local labor organizations, and occasioned by the death of Walt J. Beckert of Denver.

 

The Historic Preservation State Review Board approves National Register nominations. The board reviews the State Historic Preservation Officer’s recommendations for national landmarks and provides general advice, guidance and professional recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer in carrying out the duties and responsibilities authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act. The members appointed for terms effective Jan. 1, 2013 and expiring Jan. 1, 2015:

  • Georgianna J. Contiguglia of Denver, to serve as a member of the public, reappointed.
  • Richard F. Carrillo of La Junta, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of historic archaeology, reappointed.
  • Carla L. McConnell of Denver, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of prehistoric archaeology.
  • Kathleen Lamoine Corbett of Denver, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of history.
  • Dianna L. Litvak of Denver, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of history.
  • Sarah R. Payne of Fort Collins, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of history.
  • Marilyn A. Martorano of Longmont, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of prehistoric archaeology.
  • Minette C. Church of Colorado Springs, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of historic archaeology.

 

The Peace Officers Standards and Training Board oversees the certification of training programs, training academies and instructors of police officer candidates. The board also certifies qualified peace officers. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2013:

  • David Gene Donaldson of Merino, to serve as a representative of local government and occasioned by the resignation of Debra Lynn Zwirn of Iliff.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

  • Shayne Eric Heap of Elizabeth, to serve as an active sheriff from a county in the state.
  • Ronald Lee Beckham of Lakewood, to serve as a lay member.
  • Gilbert Joseph Perales of Bayfield, to serve as an active peace officer with rank of sergeant or below.
  • Rafael Chanza of Colorado Springs, to serve as an active peace officer with rank of sergeant or below.
  • Scott Thomas Black of Firestone, to serve as an active peace officer with rank of sergeant or below.

 

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

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