DENVER - Friday, March 1, 2019 - Gov. Polis announces boards and commissions appointments. 

Charter School Institute Board

The mission of the Institute Board shall be to foster high-quality public school choices offered through institute charter schools, including particularly schools for at-risk students.

for terms expiring July 1, 2021:

  • Antonio Patrick Pares of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a member with experience as a charter school board member or founder of a charter school, experience as a public school administrator with experience working with charter schools, other board or public service experience, and as a Democrat, reappointed;

  • Tamara Olson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a parent of a student who is, or who has been enrolled in an institute charter school, and as an Unaffiliated, appointed.

State Board of Health

The State Board of Health advises the executive director of the department on all matters relating to public health and determines policies for the department to follow in administering and enforcing the public health laws of the state.

for a term expiring March 1, 2021:

  • Hon. Ronald E. Engels of Central City, Colorado, a resident of the Second Congressional District and a Democrat, to serve an at-large member and county commissioner, and occasioned by the resignation of Hon. Lew Gaiter, III of Livermore, Colorado, appointed;

  • Daniel Michael Pastula, MD, MHS of Denver, Colorado, to serve as an at-large member and as an Unaffiliated, and occasioned by the change in designation of Nadeen Muaatasem Ibrahim of Aurora, Colorado, appointed;

for a term expiring March 1, 2023:

  • Raymond O. Estacio of Denver, Colorado, a resident of the First Congressional District, a Democrat, reappointed;

  • Evelinn A. Borravo of Fort Collins, Colorado, a resident of the Second Congressional District, a Democrat, reappointed;

  • Thomas Butts of Thornton, Colorado, a resident of the Seventh Congressional District, an Unaffiliated member, appointed.

State Board of Human Services

The State Board of Human Services adopts policies, rules and regulations for the administration of the Department of Human Services.  The Board adjusts the minimum award for old age pensions for changes in the cost of living. The Board also adopts rules and regulations concerning foster care and adoption procedures, mental health programs, alcohol and drug abuse programs and developmental disabilities programs.

for a term expiring March 1, 2023:

  • Constance “Connie” M. Rule of Lakewood, Colorado, to serve as a public member, reappointed;

  • Julie Ann Holligan Westendorff of Durango, Colorado, to serve as a county commissioner, reappointed;

  • Honorable Thomas Crawford Davidson of Dillon, Colorado to serve as a county commissioner as well as a family member of a person with a disability, reappointed;

  • John Kefalas of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve as a county commissioner, appointed;

  • Lynne Telford of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a public member, appointed.

Interbasin Compact Commission

The IBCC is charged with the development of a negotiation framework and foundational principles to guide voluntary negotiations between basin roundtables, the facilitation of continuing discussions within and between basins on water management issues, and to encourage locally driven collaborative solutions to water supply challenges.

for a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Aaron Citron of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a Democrat, appointed;

  • Amelia S. Whiting of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, to serve as an Unaffiliated, appointed;

  • Robert Thomas Sakata of Brighton, Colorado, to serve as a Republican, appointed;

  • Michael Patrick Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a Republican, appointed;

  • Brian Paul Bruchez of Parshall, Colorado, to serve as a Republican, appointed.

Director of Compact Negotiations for the Colorado Water for the 21st Century Act

for a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Russell Lloyd George of Rifle, Colorado.

Colorado Mesa University

The Board of Trustees makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Daniel Anthony Lee Ramos of Denver, Colorado, a Democrat, appointed;

  • Kasia Iwanizcko MacLeod of Denver, Colorado, a Democrat, appointed;

  • Amy Lentz of Grand Junction, Colorado, an Unaffiliated member, appointed.

Metropolitan State University

The Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver is the governing body for the Metropolitan State University of Denver.  The Board is responsible for all contracts, property, rules, and regulations governing the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Barbara Barnes Grogan of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a Democrat, reappointed;

  • Marissa Molina of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a member who is not affiliated with a political party, appointed;

  • Russell Gordon Noles of Jersey City, New Jersey, to serve as a Democrat, appointed.

Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education

The commission is composed of three members each from thirteen western states.  The commission studies the needs of professional and graduate educational facilities in this region, the resources for meeting such needs and the long-range effects of the commission’s findings on higher education.  Each state’s commissioners submit a report to their Governor and General Assembly.

effective immediately for a term expiring March 28, 2023:

  • Angela V. Paccione of Littleton, Colorado, to serve as a representative of educators engaged in the field of higher education, appointed;

effective March 28, 2019 for a term expiring March 28, 2023:

  • Richard James Chavez of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, appointed.

 

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