DENVER — Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council, Scenic and Historic Byways Commission and Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging.

The Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council is the lead agency for air quality planning. The Council prepares air quality plans for the Denver metropolitan region to demonstrate and ensure long-term compliance with federal air quality standards.

For a term expiring April 30, 2018:

  • Honorable Casey Patrick Tighe of Golden, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metropolitan area, and occasioned by the resignation of Shakti of Lakewood, appointed;

For a term expiring April 30, 2021:

  • Honorable Casey Patrick Tighe of Golden, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metropolitan area, reappointed.

The Scenic and Historic Byways Commission works with state agencies, the U.S. Forest Services, Bureau of Land Management, local byways organizations, public and private resources, to assist in the development of byways management plans. This includes interpretation, promotion and protection of distinctive byways characteristics. They also help coordinate the budgeting process and allocation of federal, state, and private funds for the purpose of byway improvement.  

For terms expiring Jan. 1, 2021:

  • Charlotte Iva Bumgarner of Guffey, to serve as a representative of the Eastern Plains Byway Organization, reappointed;

  • Andrea Katherine Hill of Littleton, to serve as the designee of the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, and as an ex-officio member, appointed;

  • Cynthia Dell Nieb of Broomfield, to serve as the designee of the President of History Colorado State Historical Fund, and as an ex-officio member, reappointed;

  • Jack Placchi of Golden, to serve as a representative of the Bureau of Land Management, appointed;

  • Sheila Sears of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Creative Industries Council, appointed;

  • Gary Alan Thorson of Lakewood, to serve as the designee of the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, and as an ex-officio member, reappointed.

The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging studies and produces a comprehensive strategic action plan on aging in Colorado through the year 2030. The Planning Group examines the impact, both positive and negative, of the aging demographic shift on the economy, workforce, businesses, market based products and services; State and local revenue budgets and fiscal policies; Medicaid and other safety-net programs and the collateral impact on other nonrelated State programs; family caregiving and public and private options for long-term care, services and support; federal entitlement reforms; transportation services and infrastructure.

For terms expiring Aug. 1, 2019:

  • Patrice Maureen McDonald of Denver, to serve as a representative with extensive knowledge and expertise in long-term care, service or support provider for older adults and occasioned by the resignation of Gregory Peter Coopman of Monument, appointed;

  • Natalie O’Donnell Wood of Wheat Ridge, to serve as a representative with extensive knowledge of, or experience with, state and local budgets and fiscal policy, or who is a representative from nonprofit organizations that have experience with fiscal and statewide policy issues, and occasioned by the resignation of Wade Byron Buchanan of Denver, appointed;

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2021:

  • Sarah E. Elliott of Aurora, to serve as a representative of private, public and community-based health care and long-term care, service or support provider for older adults, and occasioned by the resignation of Kylie Ann Agnew of Denver, appointed.

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