Governor advocates for reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

DENVER — Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today urged Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2013. The VAWA provides protections to women and others against sexual and intimate partner violence while helping bring their abusers to justice. Under the VAWA, Colorado received 15 awards to local and tribal governments, nonprofits and a university.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Rehabilitation Council.

The State Rehabilitation Council advises State Rehabilitation Services on the provision of appropriate and quality services to its customers. A majority of its members must be persons with disabilities.

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2021:

Nathan Lee Wheeler-Berliner of Edgewater, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Workforce Development Council, reappointed;
Robert A. Lawhead of Boulder, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Disabilities Council, reappointed;
Amy Marie Smith of Eckley, to serve as an at-large member, reappointed;
Katherine Ann Carol of Denver, to serve as a parent of an individual with disabilities, reappointed;
David Lloyd Noftsker of LaSalle, to serve as a current or former recipient of vocational rehabilitation services, appointed;
Brenda L. Mosby of Denver, to serve as a representative of business, labor and industry, appointed;
Sheena Bassett, LSW, MSW of Denver, to serve as a designee of the Director of the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and, who shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Council, appointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Ground Water Commission, Public Employees’ Retirement Benefit Association Board of Trustees, Colorado Racing Commission, Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Control Commission, and Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging.

Governor announces resignation of Colorado’s Executive Director of CDPHE and state’s Chief Medical Officer

DENVER — Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced that Larry Wolk, MD, the state’s chief medical officer and executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is resigning. Wolk has accepted the role of chief medical officer with the Wonderful Company, based in Santa Monica, California.

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