Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Thursday, June 22, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS FOUR NEW MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF PARKS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens recently appointed four new members to the Board of Parks and Outdoor Recreation: Wade A. Haerle of Grand Junction, Tom W. Ready of Pueblo, Douglas S. Cole of Superior and Thomas R.H. Glass of Frisco.
Wade Haerle will serve as a member at large. He is the area manager for community and economic development for Public Service Company of Colorado. Haerle serves as the water committee chairman for Club 20. He also serves on the board of directors for the Rifle Chamber of Commerce and the Mesa County Economic Development Corporation. Haerle received his bachelor’s degree from American University.
Tom Ready will serve as a member representing the state’s southern region. He is in private practice as a dentist in Pueblo. Ready is a member of Rotary 43, the Beulah Saddle Club and the Texas Longhorn Association.
Douglas Cole will serve as a member representing the state’s metro region. He is currently the president and corporate executive officer for the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce. Cole served as chair-elect of the board to the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives in 1999 and as a board member to the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry also in 1999. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.
Thomas Glass will serve as a member representing the state’s northern region. He served as mayor and city councilman of Crested Butte from 1972 to 1977 and as a State Senator from 1983 to 1987. Glass was chair of the Wirth Commission on Colorado Outdoors. He has served on the board of directors for the Crested Butte Land Trust, the Summit Huts and Trails Association, the Western Colorado Trails Association, the Continental Divide Trail Alliance and Club 22. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Connecticut.
The Board of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is comprised of five members who serve four-year terms and need Senate confirmation. The Board of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is responsible for maintaining a system of state parks and recreation areas, through comprehensive planning for outdoor recreation and distribution of available funds on a matching basis to political subdivisions of the state.
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