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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Behavioral Health Transformation Council; the Cherry Creek Basin Authority; the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council; the Colorado State Child Fatality Prevention Review Team; the Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Board; the State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education; the State Electrical Board; and the State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council.

 

The Behavioral Health Transformation Council works to reduce the economic and social costs of untreated behavioral health disorders through the systemic transformation of the behavioral health system from one that is fragmented and siloed into one that is streamlined, efficient and effective for Coloradans. The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 30, 2015:

  • James V. Adams-Berger of Denver, reappointed.

  • Michael G. Allen of Colorado Springs, reappointed.

  • Scott Glaser of Denver, reappointed.

  • Donald J. Mares of Denver, reappointed.

  • Tonya J. Wheeler of Arvada, reappointed.

 

The Cherry Creek Basin Authority works to develop and implement plans for water quality controls for the reservoir and surrounding waters in order to achieve and maintain water quality standards. The authority submits a plan within two years to the Water Quality Control Commission to make Cherry Creek Reservoir meet state water quality standards. The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 1, 2017:

  • Alan Milan Vajda of Boulder, to serve as a member with a background in or professional training regarding water quality issues.

  • John A. McCarty of Denver, to serve as a representative of sportspersons or recreational organizations with members who use the reservoir.

  • Christopher Lewis of Denver, to serve as a representative of sportspersons or recreational organizations with members who use the reservoir.

 

The Colorado State Child Fatality Prevention Review Team reviews specified deaths of children from birth to 18 years of age involving circumstances in which the children are receiving services from a county department or in which there has been a report of suspected abuse or neglect in order to develop a community approach to the problem of child abuse and neglect. The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2014:

  • Douglas Cohen of Denver, to serve as a district attorney from a rural area, and occasioned by the resignation of Atrelle Jones of Pueblo West.

 

The Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Board interacts and communicates with local authorities and constituent groups to increase awareness of the board, the Colorado Fraud Investigators unit, and to further its purposes and those of law enforcement and prosecutors. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2014:

  • Beau Ballinger of Denver, to serve as a representative of consumers or victims advocates, and occasioned by the resignation of Kathryn A. Carroll of Colorado Springs.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2015:

  • Jenifer Waller of Englewood, to serve as a representative of depository institutions, at least two of whom shall be from a state or national bank, and occasioned by the resignation of John L. Webster of Manitou Springs.

 

The State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education is the governing body for the state community college system and the coordinating board for local district colleges. It also coordinates the activities of area vocational schools. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms effective Dec. 31, 2013 and expiring Dec. 31, 2017:

  • Richard E. Martinez Jr. of Centennial, to serve as an unaffiliated from the 6th Congressional District, reappointed.

  • Jean K. White of Hayden, to serve as a Republican and a resident of the 3rd Congressional District, reappointed.

 

The State Electrical Board examines and licenses electricians, adopts and revises rules and regulations concerning the installation, repair and alteration of wiring apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat and power. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2016:

  • David Roderick Olson of Niwot, to serve as a member of the public-at-large.

 

The Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council fosters a healthy food supply available to all Coloradans while enhancing the state’s agricultural and natural resources, encouraging economic growth, expanding the viability of agriculture, and improving the health of our communities and residents. The council’s role is to make recommendations to the General Assembly and to the appropriate regulatory agencies, not to create policy. The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 7, 2016:

  • Karen Falbo of Denver, to serve as an Unaffiliated, representing nutrition and health, reappointed.

  • Barbara Marty of Strasburg, to serve as a Republican, representing agricultural production, reappointed.

 

The State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council assists the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing in the preparation and implementation of a comprehensive medical plan for low-income families. The member appointed for a term expiring Nov. 12, 2014:

  • Blair Wyles of Franktown, to serve as a member of the public, and occasioned by the resignation of Timothy L. Cairns of Longmont.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Nov. 12, 2016:

  • Ruth A. O’Brien Aurora, to serve as a member of the public, and occasioned by the resignation of Cindy Lau of Pueblo.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Nov. 12, 2017:

  • An T.H. Nguyen of Denver, to serve as a dentist licensed in this state.

 

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

 

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