DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, Energy Impact Assistance Advisory Committee, Advisory Committee on Licensing of Child Care Facilities, Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Advisory Board, State Board of Parole and Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors.
The Governor’s Commission on Community Service recommends to the governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through a public process and updated annually. The plan shall address the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence, literacy and mentoring. The Commission also administers funds received from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
DENVER — Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael B. Hancock will host Colorado Remembers 9/11 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The event will pay respect to lives lost and honor first responders and service men and women.
DENVER — Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in honor of Navy ensign John Charles England.
England, a Pearl Harbor hero, was officially classified as among the unknown who died aboard the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941. England's remains were positively identified this year after nearly 70 years in an unmarked mass grave in Hawaii.