DENVER — Tuesday, June 27, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Board of Parole, Sales and Use Tax Task Force, Securities Board and Transportation Commission.
The State Board of Parole holds hearings and considers applicants for parole, and conducts all proceedings involving revocation of parole.
For terms expiring July 1, 2020:
Denise Katherine Balazic of Aurora, to serve as a parole or probation representative, reappointed;
Brandon W. Matthews, DM of Colorado Springs, to serve as a citizen representative, reappointed;
Alfredo Enrique Pena of Denver, to serve as a citizen representative, reappointed.
The Sales and Use Task Force studies sales and use tax simplification between the state and local governments, including home rule municipalities, to identify opportunities and challenges within existing fiscal frameworks to adopt innovative revenue-neutral solutions that do not require constitutional amendments or voter approval.
For terms expiring July 1, 2020:
Paul D. Archer of Centennial, to serve as a representative of a statewide association of small businesses that is addressing the simplification of sales and use tax, appointed;
Bruce M. Nelson, MA, CPA of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of a statewide chamber of commerce, appointed;
Neil I. Pomerantz, JD of Denver, to serve as a state or local sales and use tax law practitioner who is not employed by a home rule or statutory city or city and county, appointed;
Judith Birch Vorndran, CPA, JD of Denver, to serve as an individual with state and local sales and use tax accounting experience, appointed.
DENVER — Friday, June 23, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Capitol Building Advisory Committee, Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors, Human Trafficking Council and Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Board.
The State Capitol Building Advisory Committee reviews, advises and makes recommendations to the capitol development committee with respect to plans to restore, redecorate and reconstruct space within the public and ceremonial areas of the state capitol.
For terms expiring July 1, 2019:
David Fridtjof Halaas of Elizabeth, reappointed;
Kurtis Todd Morrison of Denver, reappointed;
Gerhard J. Petri of Denver, appointed.
The Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors issues bonds to provide affordable financing for educational and cultural buildings and equipment owned by nonprofit institutions.
For terms expiring June 30, 2021:
DENVER — Thursday, June 22, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper signed an executive order this week to redesign the state’s Education Leadership Council (ELC). The ELC was first established in 2011 to provide a forum to discuss statewide education issues.
“We’re pulling together many of the best minds in education, government and workforce to create a broad strategic vision that includes all levels of education - from preschool through college and beyond - in the state of Colorado,” said Governor John Hickenlooper.
The ELC will develop a vision, strategic plan and recommendations for consideration by the Governor and General Assembly. It will utilize existing work from the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Department of Higher Education; will benchmark Colorado’s performance against other states and countries; will create a structure to gather feedback from a broad array of stakeholders, including parents, teachers, students, special needs populations, community leaders and education interest groups; and develop potential legislative and budgetary recommendations for consideration by the Governor and General Assembly.
The ELC will be housed under the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
“Children are our greatest resource. We owe it to them to ensure they have every chance to succeed and that means closing our education attainment gaps which will improve graduation rates and ensure we have a highly trained workforce,” said Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne.