DENVER — Tuesday, June 17, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments. The appointments were to the Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors; the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors; the State Board of Health; the Colorado Racing Commission; the Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council; and the Wine Industry Development Board.
The Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors manages the operational affairs of the three-school Auraria campus.
Yolanda Mae Ortega of Westminster. Re-appointed for a term expiring July 13, 2017.
The Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors issues bonds to provide affordable financing for educational and cultural buildings and equipment owned by non-profit institutions.
Patrick M. Brady of Fort Collins, a Republican. Re-appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2018.
The State Board of Health advises the executive director of the department on all matters relating to public health and determines policies for the department to follow in administering and enforcing the public health laws of the state.
Michael Anthony Cappello of Brush, a resident of the 4th Congressional District and a Republican and occasioned by the resignation of Gary Lynn Teague of Fort Morgan. Appointed for a term expiring March 1, 2017.
The Colorado Racing Commission regulates and supervises pari-mutuel wagering (for horses and dogs), including enforcement of rules, supervision of race meets and racing officials, and collection of revenues to the State.
Sean D. Beirne of Castle Rock, a Republican and resident of the 4th Congressional District, who has been previously engaged in the racing industry for at least five years. Re-appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2018.
The Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council is the lead agency for air quality planning with the responsibility to prepare air quality plans for the Denver metropolitan region to demonstrate and ensure long-term compliance with federal air quality standards.
Tammy Marie Thompson of Fort Collins, to serve as a member of the public to represent the broad public interest. Appointed for a term expiring April 30, 2017.
The Wine Industry Development Board encourages and promotes viticultural and enological research and experimentation for the maximum production and quality of wine produced in the State of Colorado. This includes the marketing of wines produced in Colorado and as an asset to the state’s tourism program.
Jeff Allen Knight of Larkspur, a wholesale wine distributor, and occasioned by the resignation of Lisa Marie Lambertus of Golden. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2016;
Taylor David Courey of Colorado Springs, to serve as a retail wine distributor. Re-appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2018;
Billie Jean Witham of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of an at large licensed winery (excise taxes). Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2018;
Ashley Vaughters of Denver, to serve as a wholesale wine distributor. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2018.