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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the 5th Judicial District Performance Commission; the 9th, 12th and 16th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commissions; the Board of Real Estate Appraisers; the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Board; the Education Leadership Council; the Governor’s Commission on Community Service; the Private Occupational School Board; the State Board of Nursing; the State Housing Board; and the Waste Tire Advisory Committee.

 

The Commissions on Judicial Performance provide 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 to the 5th Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission for a term expiring Nov. 30, 2015:

  • Miro Kovacevic of Breckenridge, to serve as an attorney and occasioned by the resignation of Kristine Word of Silverthorne.

 

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 9th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018:

  • Ronald Erickson of Aspen, to serve as a non-attorney and Republican from Pitkin County, and occasioned by the resignation of Anna Smith of Meeker.

 

The member appointed to the 12th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018:

  • William Ryan Dunn of Del Norte, to serve as an attorney and a Democrat from Rio Grande County, and occasioned by the resignation of Barbara Zollars of Monte Vista.

 

The member appointed to the 16th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018:

  • Randall Losey of Las Animas, to serve as a non-attorney and a Democrat from Bent County, and occasioned by the resignation of Daniel Cunningham of Las Animas.

 

The Board of Real Estate Appraisers sets fees for those seeking a real estate appraisers license, administers tests and disciplines licensees for misconduct. Appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015:

  • Peter E. Muccio of Denver, to serve as a member of the pubic.

  • Scot M. Rose of Lafayette, to serve as a representative of appraisal management companies.

 

The Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Board awards grants from the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund. Appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2016:

  • Jeffrey Paul Cuthbert of Littleton.

  • Catharine H. Johnston-Brooks of Broomfield.

  • Helen E. Morgan of Denver.

 

The Education Leadership Council was created to improve Colorado’s standing in the country as a leader in providing 21st century learning opportunities from birth through graduate school. The Council provides a forum for discussing the progress of the implementation and synchronization of education reform initiatives that have been enacted and policy initiatives that should be created, implemented or promoted. The members appointed for terms to expire June 30, 2014:

  • Bruce Davey Benson of Denver, to serve as a postsecondary administrator or instructor representing the four-year sector, reappointed.

  • Tom Massey of Poncha Springs, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Michael Craig Gass of Littleton, to serve as a representative of private businesses or industries in Colorado, reappointed.

  • David Ethan Greenberg of Cherry Hills Village, to serve as a board member of/or administrator at a public charter school, reappointed.

  • Michael C. Johnston of Denver, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Carole R. Murray of Castle Rock, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Michelle Line Pearson of Broomfield, to serve as a classroom teacher, reappointed.

  • Tom Joe Turrell of Byers, to serve as a school superintendent or principal, reappointed.

  • Kristin Rae Donley of Erie, to serve as a classroom teacher, reappointed.

  • Evie Hudak of Westminster, to serve as a designee of the Colorado Senate Education Committee.

  • Millie Anne Hamner of Dillon, to serve as a designee of the Colorado House of Representatives House Education Committee.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

  • Judi Diaz Bonacquisti of Denver, to serve as a postsecondary administrator representing the four-year sector, reappointed.

  • Mark A. DeVoti of Pagosa Springs, to serve as a school superintendent or principal, reappointed.

  • Richard L. Garcia of Boulder, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Ernest Domingo House of Aurora, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Helayne B. Jones of Boulder, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Stephen M. Jordan of Lafayette, to serve as a postsecondary administrator representing the four-year sector, reappointed.

  • Dale McCall of Longmont, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Anthony Darren Salazar of Denver, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Chris J. Watney of Denver, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Jandel Theresa Allen-Davis of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Glen Harold Gallegos of Grand Junction, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2016:

  • Joseph A. Garcia of Pueblo, to serve as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and as Chair, reappointed.

  • Robert Kurby Hammond of Erie, to serve as Commissioner of Colorado Department of Education, reappointed.

  • Jane Goff of Arvada, to serve as designee of the State Board of Education, reappointed.

  • Reggie Bicha of Denver, to serve as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, reappointed.

  • Nathaniel “Nate” Easley, Jr. of Denver, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Nancy J. McCallin of Parker, to serve as a postsecondary administrator representing the two-year sector, reappointed.

  • Barbara Barnes Grogan of Denver, to serve as a representative of private businesses or industries in Colorado, reappointed.

  • Sue Elizabeth Renner of Denver, to serve as a representative of an organization that supports or has expertise in infant health and development, reappointed.

  • Bruce H. Caughey of Centennial, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Kenneth A. DeLay of Longmont, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Ellen Golombek of Denver, to serve as a public member, reappointed.

  • Michael Vernon Martin of Denver, to serve as a postsecondary administrator or instructor representing the four-year sector.

  • Margaret Kress Carlson of Breckenridge, to serve as a member of a local school board of education.

  • Richard C. “Dick” Kaufman of Centennial, to serve as Chairman of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

  • Cynthia Mary Stevenson of Boulder, to serve as a public member.

 

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 also administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service. The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 24, 2016:

  • Amy Foss of Durango, to serve as a representative with knowledge of community service.

  • Rafael Federico Veintimilla of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of the age 16-25 member/supervisory in a National Service Program.

  • Louis M. Trujillo of Denver, to serve as a representative of local labor organizations, reappointed.

  • Barbara A. Morris of Golden, to serve as a representative with knowledge of community service, reappointed.

  • Daniel B. Dunlap of Denver, to serve as an ex-officio member.

 

The Private Occupational School Board advises on standards for educational services in private occupational schools and grants accreditation to schools that meet the standards. Appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2014:

  • Rochelle G. Krovitz of Greenwood Village, to serve as a representative of the general public and occasioned by the resignation of Winnifred S. Rovig of Glenwood Springs.

 

The State Board of Nursing examines and licenses registered and practical nurses. It approves nursing programs and standards, and investigates complaints filed against nurses. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2014:

  • Jacque Nichols Riordan of Denver, to serve as a member of the public and occasioned by the resignation of Nancy Marie Riordan Kunzie of Denver.

 

The State Housing Board works to establish uniform construction and maintenance standards for hotels, motels, multiple dwellings and factory-built housing. The board also develops for submittal to the general assembly and units of local government recommendations for uniform housing standards and building codes. Appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring Jan. 31, 2015:

  • Raymond Timothy Hudner of Grand Junction, to serve as a Republican and resident of the 3rd Congressional District, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of James A. Coil of Grand Junction, who served as a Democrat and resident of the 3rd Congressional District.

 

The Waste Tire Advisory Committee provides technical advice to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding specific waste tire issues such as disposal, storage and transportation and related funding. The committee also reviews waste tire regulatory changes proposed by the department and stakeholders. Appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 9, 2015:

  • Lee Allen Overton of Meeker, to serve as a waste tire hauler, and occasioned by the resignation of Christopher B. Houtchens of Colorado Springs.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Sept. 9, 2016:

  • Richard K. Welle of Centennial, to serve as a waste tire processor, reappointed.

  • Joel F. Bolduc of Colorado Springs, to serve as a waste tire end user, reappointed.

  • James A. Reid of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of a local fire authority from a jurisdiction that has a waste tire facility.

 

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

 

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