Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, April 2, 1999
|CONTACT: Dick Wadhams|
Amy Jewett Sampson
DENVER - Governor Bill Owens today announced six appointments to the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund Board (GOCO) including John Hereford of Denver, Bob Perletz of Boulder, T. Wright Dickinson of Maybell, Gerald Faust of Las Animas, Judy Sellers of Colorado Springs, and Jeff Crawford of Englewood.
"Great Outdoors Colorado is a great success story of preserving open space and providing recreational opportunities for future generations," Owens said. "I am proud to appoint six Coloradans to the GOCO board who are committed to continuing the success of this program."
John Hereford of Denver will represent the First Congressional District. Hereford is chief operating officer for StartSmart, Inc.
Robert Perletz of Boulder will represent the Second Congressional District. Perletz is a landscape architect with Winston Associates, Inc.
T.Wright Dickenson of Maybell will represent the Third Congressional District. Dickenson is a rancher and currently serves as a Moffat County Commissioner.
Gerald Faust of Las Animas will represent the Fourth Congressional District. Faust owns and manages the Best Western Bent's Fort Inn and formerly served as a Bent County Commissioner. Judith Sellers of Colorado Springs will represent the Fifth Congressional District. Sellers is a landscape designer and gardening columnist.
Jeff Crawford of Englewood will represent the Sixth Congressional District. Crawford is a partner and managing director of RMI Capital Management.
The Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund was created when Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment in November 1992. A portion of lottery revenue is earmarked for parks, wildlife, outdoor recreation, environmental education, open space and natural areas. COCO receives approximately $35 million per year.
GOCO is governed by a 15-member board of trustees. The Governor appoints two members from each of Colorado's six congressional districts. The other three members consist of the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, one appointed by the State Board of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, and one appointed by the Colorado Wildlife Commission.
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