Monday, October 26, 2015

DENVER — Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments. The appointments were to the Business Experiential-Learning Commission, the Colorado Energy Research Authority, the Eighteenth Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission, the Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles and the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board.

The Business Experiential-Learning Commission develops, evaluates and implements a systemic solution for integrated work-based education and training to meet the needs of Colorado’s economy. The Commission focuses on three main areas: engaging business involvement in educating and training students and workers in partnership with the State’s K-16 education system, workforce system and related civic agencies; creating a digital badging system to provide the opportunity for students, interns, apprentices and workers to document skills they have obtained in the workplace, and to share that information with the K-16 system to support curriculum development; and leveraging existing resources to create a portal of information to connect students, job-seekers, schools, employers and civic agencies with experiential learning, training opportunities and careers. For terms expiring June 9, 2017:

  • Richard Lee Lewis, Jr. of Aurora, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Navin C. Dimond of Cherry Hills Village, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Phillip B. Kalin of Denver, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Thomas Bosshard of Louisville, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Todd Douglas Munson of Morrison, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Samuel Tawney Gilchrist of Castle Rock, to serve as a representative of Colorado AFL-CIO, appointed;

For terms expiring June 9, 2018:

  • Jay Mark Hardy of Windsor, to serve as a business member from the Colorado Workforce Development Council executive committee, appointed;
  • Robert Hottman of Littleton, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Donna Lynne, DrPH of Denver, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Henry John Oechsle of Westminster, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed.

The Colorado Energy Research Authority shall direct the allocation of state matching funds to the extent required to support one or more activities or proposals of the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, which consists of Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, for federal energy research funding and energy-related research funding from federal agencies and other public and private entities. The Authority may promote rapid transfer of new technologies developed by the Collaboratory to the private sector to attract and promote clean energy businesses in Colorado. For terms expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Jeffrey Paul Ackermann of Denver, reappointed;
  • Mark N. Sirangelo of Lafayette, appointed.

The Eighteenth Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission is one of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission.

Each judicial district nominating commission consists of seven citizens residing in that judicial district. No more than four members can be from the same political party, and there must be at least one voting member from each county in the district. In all districts with populations of more than 35,000, the voting members consist of three people admitted to practice law in Colorado and four people not admitted to practice law in Colorado. In judicial districts with populations under 35,000, at least four voting members are people not admitted to practice law in Colorado. It is determined by majority vote of the governor, attorney general and chief justice how many, if any, of the remaining three members will be persons admitted to practice law in Colorado.

Commission members serve six-year terms. Non-lawyers, who are the majority of every nominating commission, are appointed by the governor. Lawyer members are appointed by joint action of the governor, attorney general, and chief justice. Effective immediately for a term expiring December 31, 2020:

  • Timiann Alanna Aguilar of Castle Pines, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Douglas County, appointed.

The Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles provides residents with information and programs necessary for the acquisition and maintenance of physical fitness, to encourage a healthy lifestyle for the people of Colorado and to assist diversification of the economy of the state by enhancing its attraction as a place to live and work. For a term expiring September 1, 2016:

  • Cathryn Benedict of Franktown, and occasioned by the resignation of Lauren Ashley S. McKissick of Denver, appointed;

For terms expiring September 1, 2018:

  • Adrian A. Gomez of Pueblo, and occasioned by the resignation of Jimmy Gale Funkhouser of Denver, appointed;
  • Tracey Laura Benjamin of Englewood, and occasioned by the resignation of Emily Anne Lindsey of Colorado Springs, appointed;
  • Kristen Anne Volek of Golden, and occasioned by the resignation of Gordon Reusink of Arvada, appointed;

For terms expiring September 1, 2019:

  • Joshua George Scott of Arvada, appointed;
  • Saara Haapanen of Denver, appointed;
  • Suehila “Sue” Glass of Centennial, appointed;
  • Dirk R. Hobbs of Colorado Springs, appointed;
  • Karen R. DiMarco of Boulder, appointed;
  • Kimberly Cragg of Golden, appointed.

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board oversees the Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) Program. The TGYS Program is a statutory program intended to provide funding to local organizations that serve youth and their families with programs designed to reduce youth crime and violence and to prevent child abuse and neglect. The responsibilities of the TGYS Board include developing program guidelines for proposal design, local public-to-private funding match requirements and application review processes. They also develop criteria for awarding grants and develop result-oriented criteria for measuring the effectiveness of programs. The TGYS Board establishes timelines for submission and review of grant applications and reviews all applications for funding and chooses those entities that should receive grants. The TGYS Board submits their grant recommendations to the governor for final approval. For terms expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Vanessa Quintana of Aurora, to serve as a youth member, appointed;
  • Martin Ramos of Center, to serve as a youth member, appointed.

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