DENVER — Friday, June 6, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments. The appointments were to the Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors; the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force; the Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council; the Statewide Internet Portal Authority; and the 15th Judicial District Nominating Commission.

The Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors sets and administers policies regarding expenditures from the Colorado Travel and Tourism Fund created for promoting travel and tourism and related activities that benefit the state. The creation of the Colorado Tourism Office eliminated the Colorado Tourism Board and the Colorado Travel and Tourism Authority.

  • Jamie Greeman of Alamosa, a representative of the destination marketing industry. Appointed for a term expiring June 1, 2018;
  • Robert Stinchcomb of Lafayette, to serve as an at large member from tourism-based industries. Re-appointed for a term expiring June 1, 2018;
  • Ian Steyn of Larkspur, a representative of other outdoor recreation industries. Re-appointed for a term expiring June 1, 2018.

The Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force will examine the prevention, intervention, and treatment of the abuse of methamphetamine and treatment of the abuse of methamphetamine and to examine the production and distribution of methamphetamine, strengthening the laws concerning methamphetamine, and make an appropriation.

  • Zachary M. Pierce of Denver, a representative of the Governor’s policy staff. Appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2018.

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

  • Robert E. Broom of Aurora, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metropolitan region. Appointed for a term expiring April 30, 2017;
  • Natalia Swalnick of Denver, to serve as a citizen at large. Appointed for a term expiring April 30, 2017;
  • Jack William Ihle of Denver, to serve as a representative of entities that are or have stationary sources. Appointed for a term expiring April 30, 2017;
  • William R. Toor of Boulder, to serve as a member of the public to represent the conservation community. Re-appointed for a term expiring April 30, 2017.

The Statewide Internet Portal Authority develops the officially recognized statewide internet portal that provides one-stop access to electronic information, products, and services in order to give members of the public an alternative way to transact business with the state.

  • Mary Kay Hogan of Denver, as a representative of the private sector. Re-appointed for a term expiring June 1, 2018.

The 15th Judicial District Nominating Commission selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. There is a judicial district nominating commission for each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts, and each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission.

  • Joshua Lee Vogel of Lamar, to serve as an attorney and as an Unaffiliated from Prowers County. Appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2019.

 

For more information on Boards and Commissions, click here or e-mail  gov_officeofboardsandcommissions@state.co.us.

 

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