Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, August 4, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP APPOINT 15 MEMBERS TO COLORADO COMMISSION ON TAXATION
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens and Legislative Leadership have appointed 15 members to the new Colorado Commission on Taxation: Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers of Denver, Nancy McCallin of Parker, Barry Poulson of Boulder, Robert LeGare of Aurora, Joseph Chavez of Arvada, Norman Palermo of Colorado Springs, C. Dennis King of Grand Junction, Rep. Joe Stengel of Littleton, Rep. Todd Saliman of Boulder, Larry Kallenberger of Denver, Paul Schauer of Littleton, Sen. Ron Teck of Grand Junction, William Schroeder, Jr. of Morrison, Ray Christensen of Arvada and Sen. Mike Feeley of Denver.
The Commission was created through legislation, Senate Bill 103, passed during the 2000 General Assembly to review and analyze state and local tax structure and policy which has not been done for nearly 40 years. The commission will submit a final report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 2001.
The following members were appointed by the Governor:
Bob LeGare is a commercial property manager for the Next Millennium Property Company in Englewood. LeGare has served on the Aurora City Council since 1995. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix.
Joseph Chavez owns and operates Joseph Chavez and Company in Westminster. Chavez is a certified public accountant and has served as a financial consultant for the past 33 years. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Denver.
Norman Palermo is a solo practitioner in his law firm, Norman A. Palermo, P.C. Palermo is a member of the board of governors for the Colorado Bar Association. He received his law degree from Georgetown University School of Law.
Barry Poulson is an economics professor at the University of Colorado. Poulson served as president of the North American Economics and Finance Association and as the director of the International Economic Studies Center at the University of Colorado. He received his doctorate from Ohio State University.
Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers serves as Lt. Governor of Colorado. Prior to being elected Lt. Governor, Rogers served as general counsel to the Denver Parents Association. Rogers served as staff counsel for former U.S. Senator Hank Brown from 1993 to 1995. He received his law degree from Arizona State University.
Nancy McCallin is the director of the Office of State Planning and Budgeting for Colorado. McCallin served as chief economist for the Legislative Council Staff of the Colorado General Assembly from 1988 to 1998. She has her doctorate from the University of Colorado.
Dennis King is the branch president for First National Bank of the Rockies. King is vice chair of the Club 20 Economic Development Committee. He attended Mesa Junior College and Western State College.
The following four members were appointed by Speaker of the House Russell George:
Rep. Joe Stengel – Littleton serves in the Colorado House of Representatives. Stengel serves on the Finance, and State Veterans and Military Affairs Committees. He received his degree from Western State College.
Rep. Todd Saliman – Boulder serves in the Colorado House of Representatives. Saliman serves on the Appropriations and the Joint Budget Committees. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
Larry Kallenberger is the executive director of Colorado Counties, Inc. Kallenberger served as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs from 1990 to 1998. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado.
Paul Schauer is a consultant specializing in government relations and legislative affairs. From 1979 to 1998, Schauer served as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives. He also was a government relations specialist for Gates Rubber Company from 1966 to 1999. Schauer received his bachelor’s degree from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska.
The following three members were appointed by President of the Senate Ray Powers:
Sen. Ron Teck serves in the Colorado Senate representing Mesa County. Teck serves as chair of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Business Affairs and Labor, and Education Committees. He served as Mesa County Assessor from 1993 to 1998. Teck received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
Bill Schroeder served in the Colorado Senate from 1986 to 1998. Schroeder was the vice chair of the Business Affairs and Labor Committee. He also served on the Medically Indigent Review Committee and the Information Management Commission.
Ray Christensen is executive vice president of the Colorado Farm Bureau. Prior to joining the Farm Bureau, Christensen served as an agricultural/land use consultant for Engineering Science, Inc. from 1981 to 1983. He received his bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University.
Sen. Mike Feeley – Denver serves as Senate Minority Leader of the Colorado Legislature and is a self-appointed member of the Commission.
The Commission reviews the current system of taxation by the state and local governments in Colorado. Pending the review, the commission develops and proposes for consideration any modifications to the current system.
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