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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards & Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, June 20, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments. The appointments were to the State Board of Assessment Appeals, the Discovery Project Steering Committee, the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council, the State Board of Parole, and the Public Employees Retirement Benefit Plans (PERA).


The State Board of Assessment Appeals hears appeals filed by real and personal property owners on the valuation placed on their property.  

  • Sondra Winterhof Mercier of Westminster. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015;

  • MaryKay Kelley of Silverthorne. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015;

  • Ann Louesa Maricle of Denver. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015;

  • Gregg A. Near of Lakewood. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015;

  • Amy J. Williams of Hayden, engaged in agricultural. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015.


The Discovery Project Steering Committee was created in 2014 to develop continuing enhancement and maintenance of a statewide discovery sharing system in order to create more predictable state costs associated with criminal discovery.

  • George H. Brauchler of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a district attorney from an urban judicial district. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • Peter G. Hautzinger of Grand Junction, to serve as a district attorney from a mid-sized judicial district. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • Thom Kirk LeDoux of Canon City, to serve as a district attorney from a rural judicial district. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • John Anson Jackson of Greenwood Village, to serve as a chief of police. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • Christopher Steven Johnson of Castle Rock, to serve as a county sheriff. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • William Chumley of Denver, to serve as a non-voting representative from the Office of Information Technology. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017.


Senate Bill 180 consolidated the Advisory Emergency Medical Services Council and the State Trauma Advisory Council into the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council. The council advises the Department of Public Health on all matters relating to emergency medical and trauma services programs.  The council’s duties include developing curricula for the training of emergency medical personnel, establishing requirements for ambulance vehicles and services, and determining the eligibility of facilities to receive trauma center designation.

  • Randal Dean Lesher of Loveland, representing a government provider of prehospital care, and a Republican. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2016;

  • Bruce Evans of Bayfield, a fire chief of a service that provides prehospital care in a rural area, and an Unaffiliated. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • Charles William Mains of Evergreen, an emergency board-certified physician, and a Republican. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • Thomas Crawford Davidson of Dillon, a county commissioner from a rural county, and a Republican. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • David Robert Steinbruner of Colorado Springs, a board-certified emergency physician,  and a Democrat. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • Fred L. Morrison of Gypsum, an officer or employee of a public provider of prehospital care, and an Unaffiliated. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • David Alexander Dreitlein of Montrose, an officer or employee of a private provider of prehospital care, and a Republican. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • Robert Carl Hudgens of Pueblo, a member of the general public from an urban area, and an Unaffiliated Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • Stephanie T. Harrison of Centennial, a trauma nurse coordinator, and a Democrat. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017.


The State Board of Parole holds hearings and considers applications for parole, and conducts all proceedings involving revocation of parole.

  • Denise K. Balazic of Aurora, to serve as a parole or probation representative. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017;

  • Alfredo Enrique Pena of Denver, to serve as a citizen representative. Reappointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017.


By state law, the management of the public employees' retirement funds are vested in the Public Employees Retirement Benefit Plans (PERA) Board of Trustees.  There are three Governor-appointed Trustees.  The Board will include the State Treasurer as an ex-officio member; four members from the School Division and three members from the State Division; one member from the Local Government Division; one Judicial Division member; and two PERA retirees. If a Board member resigns, a new member is appointed from the respective division until the next election.

  • Lynn E. Turner of Broomfield, to serve as a representative with experience and competence in investment, management, finance, banking, economics, accounting, pension administration, or actuarial analysis, and as a Democrat. Reappointed for a term expiring July 10, 2018.


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

 

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