DENVER — Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Board of Human Services and Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board.
The State Board of Human Services adopts policies, rules and regulations for the administration of the Department of Human Services and adjusts the minimum award for old age pensions for changes in the cost of living. The Board also adopts rules and regulations concerning foster care and adoption procedures, mental health programs, alcohol and drug abuse programs and developmental disabilities programs.
For a term expiring March 1, 2019:
Honorable Thomas Crawford Davidson of Dillon, to serve as a family member of a person with a disability and changing his previous designation as county commissioner, appointed;
for terms expiring March 1, 2021:
Bernard A. Buescher of Grand Junction, to serve as a member of the public, appointed;
Jeffrey Gordon Kuhr of Grand Junction, a member of the public, reappointed;
Dennis Edward Swain of Northglenn, to serve as a member of the public, reappointed;
Chris J. Watney of Denver, to serve as a member of the public, appointed.
DENVER — Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Roberto Ramirez as district court judge for the 17th Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield counties). He will fill a vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Craig Welling’s appointment to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Ramirez currently serves as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Arvada. In this capacity, he represents Arvada in a broad variety of civil litigation matters, including civil rights, governmental immunity, environmental, personal injury and contract cases. Ramirez also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Space Command and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver School of Law. Prior to his current employment, he served as Chief Senior Prosecutor and Appellate Counsel and Government Appellate Counsel for the Air Force Reserves.
Ramirez earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law.
His appointment is effective January 16, 2017.
DENVER — Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Business Experiential Learning (BEL) Commission.
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.