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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Child Support Commission; the Colorado Water Conservation Board; the Mined Land Reclamation Board; the State Board of Human Services; and the State Commission of Judicial Performance.
 

 

The Child Support Commission reviews child support guidelines and reports recommended changes to the governor and the General Assembly. The member appointed for a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Paulette St. James of Denver, to serve as Director in the Colorado Division of Child Support Enforcement and the Colorado Department of Human Services.

 

The Colorado Water Conservation Board aids 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, 2016:

  • James R.L. “Jay” Gallagher of Steamboat Springs, to serve as a representative from the Yampa-White drainage basin and as a Democrat.
  • Patricia Wells of Denver, to serve as a representative from the City and County of Denver and as a Democrat.
  • Russ George of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative from the main Colorado drainage basin and as a Republican, reappointed.

 

The Mined Land Reclamation Board continually reviews the problems of mining and land reclamation in Colorado. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring March 1, 2017:

  • Forrest Von Luke of Craig, to serve as an individual with substantial experience in the mining industry.
  • Jill Heeringa Van Noord of Boulder, to serve as an individual with substantial experience in conservation.

 

The State Board of Human Services adopts policies, rules and regulations for the administration of the Department of Human Services. The board adjusts the minimum award for old age pensions for changes in the cost of living. The board also adopts rules and regulations concerning foster care and adoption procedures, mental health programs, alcohol and drug abuse programs and developmental disabilities programs. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring March 1, 2015:

  • Connie McLain of Black Hawk, to serve as a county commissioner, and occasioned by the resignation of Dave Long of New Raymer.
  • David Allen Foy of Otis, to serve as a county commissioner, and occasioned by the resignation of Samuel Pace of Crestone.

 

The State Commission of Judicial Performance provides voters with fair, responsible and constructive evaluations of judges and justices seeking retention. The results also provide judges with information to help improve their professional skills as judicial officers. The member appointed for a term effective immediately and expiring Nov. 30, 2015:

  • Joe D. Martinez of Alamosa, to serve as a non-attorney and occasioned by the resignation of Deborah Shpall of Englewood.

 

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

 

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