COLORADO SPRINGS — Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, and Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey offered the following statement in response to recent anti-Semitic activities in Colorado Springs.
“We write today to take a stand after Temple Beit Torah was the target of hateful vandalism when its sign was defaced with Nazi graffiti. Numerous cars around the Temple also were painted with swastikas and racial epithets. It is the second incident at a synagogue in Colorado Springs in less than a month. In July, an alleged white supremacist was arrested in Colorado Springs for putting an anti-Semitic sticker on the door of the Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Colorado. These hateful activities have come during a time of increasing anti-Semitic and racially-motivated attacks in Colorado and around the nation. The Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region reports that anti-Semitic incidents in Colorado have increased at an alarming rate, with 18 such activities in 2015 and 45 in 2016. If the trend continues, we expect there will be more than 60 incidents in 2017. This is unacceptable.
DENVER — Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.
The Colorado Disability Funding Committee accepts and reviews proposals and funds projects or programs that study or pilot new and innovative ideas that will lead to an improved quality of life or increased independence for persons with disabilities. This committee accepts proposals from nonprofit entities to aid persons with disabilities in accessing disability benefits.
DENVER — Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Statewide Internet Portal Authority and Colorado Medical Board.
The Statewide Internet Portal Authority develops the officially recognized statewide internet portal that provides one-stop access to electronic information, products, and services in order to give members of the public an alternative way to transact business with the state.
For terms expiring at the Pleasure of the Governor:
Michael Scott Hartman of Denver, to serve as the Executive Director of the Department of Revenue, and occasioned by the resignation of Barbara Jean Brohl of Lakewood, appointed;
Marguerite Salazar of Alamosa, to serve as the Executive Director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, and occasioned by the resignation of Joseph Neguse of Denver, appointed.