Text Size
Increase text size
Increase text size

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, May 31, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced numerous board and Commission appointments today. The appointments were to the 21st Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission; the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs; the Colorado Commission on Higher Education; the Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board; the Colorado Municipal Bond Supervision Advisory Board; the Colorado Voter Access and Modernized Elections Commission; the Examining Board of Plumbers; the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board; the Southern Ute Indian Tribe/Colorado Environmental Control Commission; the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; the State Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors; the State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners; the Utilities Consumers Board; and the Wine Industry Development Board.

 

 Colorado’s 22 judicial districts have judicial district nominating commissions that select nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission. The member appointed to the 21th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for a term expiring Nov. 30, 2013:
  • William Wade of Grand Junction, to serve as a non-attorney and occasioned by the resignation of Laura Lamberty of Grand Junction.
 
The Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs studies the problems facing veterans and makes recommendations to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans’ Affairs concerning programs needed to assist veterans. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.
 
The member appointed for a term effective June 30, 2013 and a term expiring June 30, 2015:
  • Christopher M. Holden of Colorado Springs, to serve as a Republican and a veteran who has been honorably released or separated from the Armed Forces of the United States, and occasioned by the resignation of Franklin DB Jackson of Denver.
 
The members appointed for terms effective June 30, 2013 and terms expiring June 30, 2017:
  • Jason Anderson Vitley Crow of Denver, to serve as a Democrat and a veteran who has been honorably released or separated from the Armed Forces of the United States, reappointed.
  • Rene Joseph Simard of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a Republican and a veteran who has been honorably released or separated from the armed forces of the United States.
 
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education sets policies for all state supported institutions of higher education. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:
  • Kevin Lamar Reimer of Grand Junction, to serve as a member west of the Continental Divide, a representative of the 3rd Congressional District and as a Republican, and occasioned by the resignation of Larry B. Beckner of Grand Junction.
 
The Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board develops the curriculum for a 40-hour training course for new coroners; approves the qualifications of the instructors who teach the course; approves training providers to certify coroners in basic medical-legal death investigation; and approves training providers and programs for the annual sixteen-hour in-service training requirement.
The member appointed for a term expiring March 1, 2014:
  • Brett David Barkey of Hayden, to serve as a district attorney from a judicial district in this state.
 
The member appointed for a term expiring March 1, 2016:
  • Randal J. Amettis of Salida, to serve as a coroner of a county with a population of 15,000 or less, reappointed.
 
The Colorado Municipal Bond Supervision Advisory Board advises the Securities Commissioner on the development of policies, rules and procedures regarding the registration of bond issues, ordinances and resolutions and applications for authorization to file federal bankruptcy petitions. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2017:
  • Leigh M. Lutz of Denver, to serve as a representative of indenture-trustee banks.
  • Jason Bryan Carroll of Thornton, to serve as a representative of special-district property owners.
  • Samuel Rowars Sharp of Denver, to serve as a municipal securities broker.
  • Stephanie Ruth Stanley of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of special districts.
  • Gregory Michael Diamond of Denver, to serve as a member of the public.
  • Kimberly Ann Casey of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of the bond counsel.
  • Mary L. Groves of Denver, to serve as a representative of special-district property owners.
  • Megan Margarethe Becher of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of real estate developers.
  • Tim A. Kauffman of Westminster, to serve as a representative of counties.
 
The Colorado Voter Access and Modernized Elections Commission evaluates the implementation of the 2013 “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act.” The members appointed for terms expiring June 1, 2015:
  • Jessica Signa Danielson of Wheat Ridge, to serve as an individual who has expertise on voting rights.
  • Elena Marie Nunez of Denver, to serve as an individual who has expertise on voting rights.
 
The Examining Board of Plumbers grants licenses to plumbers, and amends and enforces rules and regulations for the examination and licensure of plumbers. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.
 
The member appointed for a term effective July 1, 2013 and a term expiring July 1, 2015:
  • Robin A. Vidimos of Centennial, to serve as an Unaffiliated member of the public-at-large, reappointed.
 
The members appointed for terms effective July 1, 2013 and for terms expiring July 1, 2017:
  • Janice K. Snidow of Thornton, to serve as a Democrat and a journeyman plumber, reappointed.
  • James Vernon of Fountain, to serve as a Republican, and member or employee of a local government agency conducting plumbing inspections, reappointed.
 
The Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board is responsible for working with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Medical Services Board to develop the hospital provider fee model, monitor implementation of the bill, help with preparation of annual reports and ensure that the Medicaid and CHP+ eligibility expansions are implemented as intended. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.
 
The member appointed for a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor:
  • David R. Livingston of Denver, to serve as the Chairman of the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board.
 
The members appointed for terms expiring May 15, 2017:
  • David R. Livingston of Denver, to serve as a representative of a business that purchases or otherwise provides health insurance for its employees.
  • Dr. Jeremiah A. Bartley of Brighton, to serve as a member of the healthcare industry who does not represent a hospital or health insurance carrier, reappointed.
  • Madeleine L. Roberson of Greenwood Village, to serve as an employee of a hospital in Colorado, reappointed.
  • James E. Shmerling of Denver, to serve as an employee of a safety-net hospital in Colorado, reappointed.
  • Christopher W. Underwood of Evergreen, to serve as an employee of the state department, reappointed.
 
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe/Colorado Environmental Control Commission works to adopt air quality standards and rules pertaining to the reservation air program. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2016:
  • Robert E. Milofsky of Durango, to serve as a member, reappointed.
 
The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners is responsible for making rules and regulations dealing with the chiropractic profession in Colorado. It also grants licenses to qualified applicants, approves chiropractic schools and conducts hearings when necessary. The member appointed for a term expiring May 18, 2017:
  • Michelle Shannon Wendling of Aurora, to serve as a chiropracto
 
The State Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors has general supervision and authority over the installation of pumps and pumping equipment and the construction and abandonment of water wells statewide. The board also licenses and regulates persons and firms engaged in the water well construction and pump installation contracting business. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2017:
  • Jarod Dean Kuntz of Atwood, to serve as a well construction contractor.
 
The State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners makes rules regarding brand inspection and livestock laws and regulates fees for stock inspections. The commission also sets service charges and procedures, administers the Estray Fund, licenses public livestock markets, and secures bond and surety on butchers and slaughterers. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring May 1, 2017:
  • Daniel Patrick McCarty of Parachute, to serve as a representative of the non-confinement cattle industry.
 
The Utilities Consumers Board provides policy guidance to the Office of Consumer Counsel regarding rulemaking, legislative projects and general activities of the office. The board shall work to represent the interests of residential, agricultural and small business users of Colorado utilities.
 
The members appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:
  • Stephen B. Andrews of Florence, to serve as a member and occasioned by the resignation of Laurie Tebo of Divide.
 
The members appointed for terms effective July 1, 2013 and for terms expiring July 1, 2017:
  • John J. Fleming, Jr. of Montrose to serve as a member, reappointed.
  • Sanders G. “Skip” Arnold of Boulder, to serve as a member.
  • Pamela A. Purvis of Lakewood, to serve as a member.
  • Barbara Jean Fernandez of Longmont, to serve as a member.
  • Monique M. Dyers of Denver, to serve as a member.
  • Glenn Cooper of Denver, to serve as a member.
 
The Wine Industry Development Board encourages and promotes viticultural and enological research and experimentation for the maximum production and quality of wine produced in Colorado. This includes the marketing of wines produced in Colorado and as an asset to the state’s tourism program. The members appointed for terms effective July 1, 2013 for terms expiring July 1, 2017:
  • Jay Edward Christianson of Eagle, to serve as a representative of a licensed winery in the Grand Valley viticulture area.
  • Bret Lee Neal of Cedaredge, to serve as a representative of a licensed winery in the Western Slope.
  • Neil Gilbert Jaquet of Palisade, to serve as a wine producer.
  • Douglas Ronald Kingman of Denver, to serve as a representative of a licensed winery in the Eastern Slope.
 
For more information on Boards and Commissions, click here or e-mail gov_officeofboardsandcommissions@state.co.us.
 
###