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(Denver) - Governor Bill Owens today appointed Elaine C. Fischer of Telluride, Heather C. Lemon of Avon, Robert N. McLennan of Brighton, Joel S. Rosenstein of Denver, Walter M. Maxwell of Parker, Lee D. Morrison of Greeley, William D. Schuck of Colorado Springs, Marianna Raftopoulos of Craig, and Michael F. Preston of Cortez to the Colorado Land Use Commission.
Joel S. Rosenstein will serve a term expiring May 31, 2007, as an Unaffiliated from the First Congressional District. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rosenstein has many organizational affiliations, including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Western Stock Show Association, and the Anti-Defamation League.
Heather C. Lemon will serve a term expiring May 31, 2006, as a Republican from the Second Congressional District. She is a practicing attorney and mother of three. Before moving to the Vail area nine years ago, Lemon lived and worked in Hong Kong. She and her husband, Don, are founding members of the non-profit Mountain Foundation, which provides education, assistance, and training to people in Southeast Asia and Africa.
Elaine C. Fischer will serve a term expiring May 31, 2005, as a Democrat from the Third Congressional District. Fischer is the former mayor of Telluride and is currently serving her second term as a San Miguel county commissioner.
Lee D. Morrison will serve a term expiring May 31, 2008, as a Republican from the Fourth Congressional District. Morrison is an assistant to the Weld County attorney. His duties include advising elected county officials and handling matters of litigation.
William D. Schuck will serve a term expiring May 31, 2008, as a Republican from the Fifth Congressional District. He is the current president and CEO of The Schuck Corporation, a land development enterprise. His charity work has included the Pikes Peak YMCA and the University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation.
The Honorable Walter M. "Mike" Maxwell will serve a term expiring May 31, 2007, as a Republican from the Sixth Congressional District. He has served as Douglas County commissioner since August of 1997, and remains in that capacity today. He has worked on Colorado Counties, Inc.'s Land Use and Natural Resources Committee.
Robert N. "Mac" McLennan will serve a term expiring May 31, 2006, as a Democrat from the Seventh Congressional District. McLennan currently works as the vice president of external affairs for the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. He is also the current chairman of the National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition.
The Honorable Marianna Raftopoulos will serve a term at the pleasure of the Governor as a Republican from northwest Colorado. Currently employed as Moffat County commissioner, Raftopoulos has worked in marketing and public relations for J.C. Penney and Memorial Hospital, respectively.
Michael F. Preston will serve a term at the pleasure of the Governor as a Democrat from southwest Colorado. Preston has worked on the development and implementation of the Montezuma County Comprehensive Land Use Plan for over a decade. He holds a master's degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado at Denver.
The Colorado Land Use Commission carries out land use planning and coordination throughout the state. The Commission is responsible for state authority contained in land use laws governing the designation and regulation of matters of state interest.