Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Thursday, March 25, 1999
|CONTACT: Dick Wadhams|
Amy Jewett Sampson
DENVER - Governor Bill Owens today announced the appointment of Joseph B. Blake of Denver to the Colorado Transportation Commission.
"Joe will be a great asset to the Commission and has a long history of community service," said Gov. Owens. "He has an enormous amount of experience and expertise in business-related issues and will bring a fresh perspective to the Commission."
Joseph Blake will serve as a member from Transportation District 1, filling a vacancy left by the resignation of Robert E. Botts. Blake is vice president of Shea Homes and serves as chairman of the Colorado Public Expenditure Council. He also is chairman of the Public Affairs Council for the Denver Chamber of Commerce. Blake served as a senior legislative aide to United States Senator Gordon Allott and was a former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He has his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School.
The Transportation Commission has 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Commissioners' responsibilities include overseeing the Colorado Department of Transportation through formulating general transportation policies, and advising and making recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly.
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