DENVER — Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the Minority Business Advisory Council.

The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice engages in an evidence-based analysis of the criminal justice system in Colorado and annually report to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.

For a term expiring June 30, 2021:

  • Valarie “Finks” Van Kam of Aurora, to serve as a representative of victims’ rights organizations, reappointed.

The Minority Business Advisory Council provides a public forum at which the perspective of minority businesses is brought to the attention of the State and makes recommendations for regulatory changes needed at all levels of government to encourage the initiation, stability and growth of minority businesses in Colorado.

For a term expiring Jan. 31, 2019:

  • Benjamin Jacobs of Denver, to serve as a representative of a business association, and occasioned by the resignation of Lawrence T. Wagner of Colorado Springs, appointed;

For a term expiring Jan. 31, 2020:

  • Anthony James Perez of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of a business association, and occasioned by the resignation of Grace Beatrice Gillette of Denver, appointed;

For terms expiring Jan. 31, 2021:

  • Elizabeth Suarez of Castle Rock, to serve as a minority-owned business and community, appointed;
  • Maria Gonzalez of Commerce City, to serve as a minority-owned business and community, appointed.

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