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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the 5th Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission; the Behavioral Health Transformation Council; the Mental Health Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations; the Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board; the State Agricultural Commission; the State Electrical Board; the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District Board of Directors; and the Water Quality Control Commission.

 

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 effective immediately and expiring Nov. 30, 2015:

  • Lindsey Parlin of Leadville, to serve as an attorney, and occasioned by the resignation of Miro Kovacevic of Breckenridge.

 

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 member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 30, 2014:

  • Randy Boyer of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Education, and occasioned by the resignation of Ed Steinberg of Elizabeth.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 30, 2015:

  • Elizabeth Lowell Tupa of Morrison, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Human Services, Department of Behavioral Health, and occasioned by the resignation of Douglas C. Muir of Lakewood.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 30, 2016:

  • Shawna M.M. Margesson of Denver, to serve as a representative of consumers of behavioral health services.

 

The Mental Health Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations is responsible for recommending standards and regulations for the programs of mental health services in any health care facility that has separate facilities for mental health care, or those health care facilities that have as their only purpose the treatment and care of mental illness. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2013:

  • Kent E. Hamilton of Longmont, to serve as a representative of the public or private sector, reappointed.

  • Mary L. Hoefler, LCSW of Littleton, to serve as a representative of CU medical center.

  • Carol Jean Erna Mueller of Lakewood, to serve as a consumer of mental health services.

  • Bonnie J. Sherman of Greeley, to serve as a consumer of mental health services.

  • Beth Ann Lonergan of Lafayette, to serve as a representative of nonprofit health care facilities.

 

The Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board reviews and makes recommendations regarding the use of moneys in the Nursing Home Penalty Cash Fund. Moneys in this fund are derived from civil penalties imposed upon and collected from nursing facilities for violations of federal regulations. Under current law, distributions from the fund may be made to relocate residents, to maintain the operation of nursing facilities, to close a facility, or to reimburse residents for lost personal funds. The bill expands usage of the Nursing Home Penalty Cash Fund to include measures that will benefit residents of nursing homes by improving their quality of life at the homes. The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2016:

  • Dana Jo Olson of Colorado Springs, to serve as an employee of a long-term nursing care facility, and occasioned by the resignation of Dana L. Solomon of Longmont.

 

The State Agricultural Commission formulates policy with respect to the management of the Department of Agriculture. The commission also advises and makes recommendations to the governor and General Assembly. The member appointed for a term expiring March 1, 2015:

  • Segundo S. Diaz of Alamosa, to serve as an Unaffiliated and Agricultural District Three member, and occasioned by the resignation of Ernest D. Fort of Center.

 

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

  • Michael Allen Miller of Centennial, to serve as an electrical contractor who has a master’s license.

 

The Urban Drainage and Flood Control Districts Board of Directors assists local governments in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of multi-jurisdictional drainage and flood control projects. Four members of the 23-member board are mayors from Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder and Jefferson counties. The member appointed for a term expiring Jan. 31, 2015:

  • Bruce Owen Beckman of Littleton, and occasioned by the resignation of the Debbie A. Brinkman of Littleton.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Jan. 31, 2016:

  • Joyce E. Downing of Northglenn, reappointed.

 

The Water Quality Control Commission is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive and effective program for prevention, control and abatement of water pollution of the waters throughout the entire State. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Feb. 15, 2017:

  • Lauren Elizabeth Evans of Lakewood, reappointed.

  • Charles A. Wanner of Durango, to serve as a representative who lives west of the Continental Divide.

  • David Baumgarten of Gunnison, to serve as a representative who lives west of the Continental Divide.

 

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

 

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