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Press Release - New Commission Appointments

OFFICE OF GOV. BILL RITTER, JR.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2008

 

CONTACT:

Evan Dreyer, 720.350.8370, evan.dreyer@state.co.us

 

GOV. RITTER NAMES COLORADANS TO COMMISSIONS

 

Gov. Bill Ritter announced today the appointments of dozens of Coloradans to key statewide boards and commissions, including the Colorado Commission on Higher on Education.

 

For more information about Colorado boards and commissions, or to obtain an application, visit the Boards and Commissions website or e-mail boards@state.co.us, or call 303.866.6380.

 

Here are the appointments Gov. Ritter announced today:

 

Colorado Commission on Higher Education

 

Charles Hereford Percy of Arvada, for a term expiring July 1, 2011.

Michael D. Plachy of Centennial, reappointed, for a term expiring July 1, 2012.

 

The 11-member Colorado Commission on Higher Education sets policies for all state-supported institutions of higher education. Senate confirmation is required.

 

Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs

 

Ralph P. Bozella of Longmont, reappointed, for a term expiring June 30, 2012.

 

The seven-member Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs studies problems facing veterans and makes recommendations to the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Terms are for four years and Senate confirmation is required.

 

Colorado Alzheimer's Coordinating Council

 

Lynn M. Betz-Seybold of Lakewood and William P. Dahlquist of Denver, for terms expiring 18 months after the Council's first meeting.

 

The new 22-member Colorado Alzheimer's Coordinating Council was created pursuant to Senate Bill 08-58 (Boyd/Riesberg) to develop a state plan to address the increase of Alzheimer's disease in Colorado. Senate confirmation is not required. Alzheimer's afflicts about 75,000 Coloradans, and the number is expected to double by 2025.

 

Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board

 

Adele Willson of Littleton, for a term expiring July 22, 2010.

Timothy B. Guiterman of Denver, for a term expiring Jul 22, 2010.

Thomas J. Stone Jr. of Thornton, for a term expiring July 2, 2009.

 

This new nine-member board was created pursuant to House Bill 08-1355 (Romanoff/Groff & Schwartz), the Building Excellent Schools Today Act. The measure will provide $1 billion to build new K-12 schools statewide and repair aging and dilapidated schools.

 

State Personnel Board

 

Mary Ann F. Whiteside of Denver, for a term expiring June 30, 2013.

 

The five-member Personnel Board adopts, amends and repeals the procedures which implement rules concerning the state personnel system. Senate confirmation is required.

 

Interbasin Compact Committee

 

Peter D. Nichols of Carbondale, for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.

 

The 27-member Interbasin Compact Committee was created pursuant to House Bill 05-1177. The Committee assists in the negotiations of interbasin compacts to promote the equitable use of the state's waters. 

 

Governor's Commission on Community Service

 

Robert S. Arciniaga of Elizabeth, for a term expiring Aug. 24, 2009.

Cheryl Armstrong of Denver, for a term expiring Aug. 24, 2010.

 

The 15-member Commission on Community Service administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service and recommends community service plans to the Governor.

 

Public Employees' Retirement Benefit Plans

 

Howard M. Crane of Aurora, reappointed, for a term expiring July 10, 2012.