DENVER — Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released the following statement regarding his decision to grant clemency for 22 individuals who have served their time and are currently contributing members of their communities:
“Clemency is one of the most difficult issues a leader can face. It’s a sobering task of significant consequence. Those who apply yearn for peace of mind and the chance to continue contributing to their families and communities in meaningful ways.
“After careful review, today I granted 22 pardons to individuals who have taken great strides to improve their lives and their communities. In many cases, they have overcome significant obstacles. Some of their criminal actions resulted from a drug addiction, some from youthful indiscretion, some from difficult childhoods or family situations, and some for reasons even they do not understand. All come from different walks of life and have a unique story to tell.
DENVER — Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Board of Nursing.
The State Board of Nursing examines and licenses registered and practical nurses. It also approves nursing programs and standards, and investigates complaints filed against nurses.
For a term expiring July 1, 2019:
Mikolyn Renee Twyman, LPN of Aurora, to serve as a licensed practical nurse, and occasioned by the resignation of Chrissy Roberts, LPN of Denver, appointed;
For a term expiring July 1, 2021:
Constance Anne Schmidt, DNP, MHA, RN, FACHE of Arvada, a licensed professional nurse engaged in nursing service administration, and occasioned by the resignation of Carolyn Lucey Sanders, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FACHE of Greenwood Village, appointed.
DENVER — Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Michael Lewis will be the next Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). He will assume this role in December.
Lewis most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for CDOT where he provided policy, technical, organizational and operational direction for the $1.4 billion organization with 3,000 employees. He also served as Director of Rhode Island Department of Transportation, is a former President of the American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and is a member of the National Academy of Construction (NAC).