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Governor-appointed boards and commissions are created by the Colorado General Assembly, the Governor, and/or federal statutes. Members are usually appointed by the Governor and/or General Assembly Leadership. More information about all Governor-appointed boards can be found on the Governor's Boards and Commissions website.
To apply, complete the online application through the Governor's Boards and Commissions Office.
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The Behavioral Health Transformation Council in accordance to C.R.S. 27-61-102 (2014) (3)(a) is charged with developing a strategic prioritization, planning and implementation process to advise the Governor's cabinet on transforming Colorado's behavioral health system.
Learn more about the Behavioral Health Transformation Council.
The State of Colorado Child Support Commission is required by Title IV of the Social Security Act, and created pursuant to § 14-10-115(16) C.R.S. It is charged with conducting a review of the child support guidelines and examining discretionary issues presented by members and various stakeholders. Specifically, the Commission reviews the economic data on the costs of raising children; judicial deviations from the child support guidelines; and issues related to the enforcement of support judgments.
Learn more about the Child Support Commission.
The Colorado Children's Trust Fund (CCTF), established in statute in 1989, exists to prevent the abuse and neglect of Colorado’s children. The Colorado Children's Trust Fund is governed by a nine-person advisory board of directors with unique backgrounds to support and guide the work supported by the trust fund dollars. The CCTF Board has been meeting concurrently with the Prevention Steering Committee.
Learn more about the Children’s Trust Fund Board.
The Colorado Commission on Aging is a 17-member commission comprised of two persons from each Congressional District (one at-large, one Senate and one House of Representatives), with no more than nine members being from the same political party. The Commission assists government and private agencies in coordinating their efforts on behalf of the aging population, promotes the establishments of local programs and reviews existing programs.
Learn more about the Colorado Commission on Aging.
The Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) has a high-level Commission (board) that is comprised of seven Governor-appointed experts in multiple disciplines related to deaf, late-deafened, hard of hearing and deaf-blind. CCDHH is charged with overseeing the provision of equivalent access to governmental services. To meet this mandate, CCDHH advocates for public policies, regulations and programs to provide full and equal opportunity for this population. CCDHH is further mandated to assess the needs of the deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind community and report to the Governor and the General Assembly any recommendations for legislation or administrative changes that may facilitate or streamline the provision of general government services to the deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind community annually.
Learn more about the Colorado Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council is a 24-member body appointed by the Governor to advise the Governor and General Assembly on matters affecting persons with developmental disabilities under the federal definition. United States Public Law No. 106-402 (the Developmental Disabilities Act) mandated creation of a Council on Developmental Disabilities in each state and in all U.S. possessions and territories. The CDDC was established in 1977. The Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council functions independently, advocating for the development and implementation of public policy to further the independence, self-determination and community inclusion of Coloradans with developmental disabilities.
Learn more about the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council.
The Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council is mandated by federal law and is appointed by the Governor to advise and assist the lead agency to implement the requirements of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Learn more about the Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council.
The Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Trust Fund was established to improve the lives of Colorado residents who have survived traumatic brain injuries. Title 26, Article I, Part 3 of the Colorado Revised Statutes created the TBI Trust Fund to finance program activities designated in the statute; case management support for individuals with TBI, research to improve the understanding and care and treatment of TBI, and to promote education to improve understanding and awareness of TBI. In addition, the statute created the TBI Trust Fund Board of Directors to advise the Director on the operations of the Trust Fund. The Trust Fund revenue is generated through surcharges on certain traffic offenses including DUI/DWAI, speeding and minor helmet law infractions.
Learn more about the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board.
The Task Force on the Collection and Security of Digital Images of Evidence of Child Abuse or Neglect was created through HB 1377. This task force studies current laws, rules and practices followed in the state and best practices in other states regarding the documentation of evidence or the absence of evidence of suspected child abuse through the collection and security of digital images by government employees. The task force also considers whether the statutes and practices concerning the collection of evidence of suspected abuse or neglect and the use of digital images are consistent with existing technologies and emerging technologies, and recommends the best practices to be used in the collection and security of digital imagery evidence of child abuse or neglect.
Learn more about the Taskforce on the Collection and Security of Digital Images of Child Abuse or Neglect.
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The Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC) is Colorado’s state advisory council for early childhood. The role of the ECLC is to be a statewide leader, subject matter expert and champion of best and promising practices throughout the state. The ECLC is statutorily charged to assist public and private agencies in coordinating efforts to enhance alignment, including collaboration among five state departments; advise and make recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Colorado Department of Human Services; and develop strategies and monitor efforts to increase the access, quality and equity of services and supports on behalf of pregnant women and children birth through age eight and their families.
Learn more about the Early Childhood Leadership Commission.
The Colorado Commission on Low-Income Energy Assistance is responsible for coordinating the State’s low-income energy assistance services pursuant to C.R.S.§ 40-8.5-103.5 and Executive Order D 026 07. The task of the Commission is to assure that energy assistance services are efficiently delivered to Colorado’s low-income households; thereby minimizing the financial burden and maintaining health and safety for the state’s most vulnerable citizens.
Learn more about the Low Income Energy Assistance Commission.
The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board is authorized to grant, deny, modify, suspend, or revoke, and specify conditions of parole for all juvenile delinquents adjudicated to CDHS. The youth's parole time is established pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes sections 19-2-909(1),(b), 19-2-921(6), and 19-2-1002(5)(a). The standard mandatory parole period is six months. However, in some instances the law authorizes the Board to extend the youth's parole for up to a maximum of 21 months. The parole decisions must be made in accordance with the best interest of the juvenile and the public, pursuant to C.R.S. 19-2-207.
Learn more about the Juvenile Parole Board.
This Committee was created under C.R.S. 26-6-109 to proactively communicate concerns, input, ideas and suggestions with the Office to enhance, improve, modify and adapt licensing procedures, policies, rules and statutes to support improvements to the health, safety and quality of licensed child care facilities and agencies serving Colorado’s children.
Learn more about the Licensing of Child Care Facilities Advisory Committee.
The Mental Health Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations was created pursuant to Section 27-65-131, C.R.S., with the responsibility for recommending standards and rules relevant to the provisions of Title 27, Article 65, C.R.S., the Care and Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness.
Learn more about the Mental Health Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations.
In accordance with C.R.S. 26-6.8-101 through 106, a 13-member board oversees and provides leadership for the Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) Program. The TGYS Board is authorized to establish program guidelines, grant application timelines, match requirements, criteria for awarding grants and result-oriented criteria for measuring the effectiveness of TGYS funded programs. The TGYS Board reviews grant requests, select entities to receive awards and determine the amount of funding for each grantee. Funding recommendations determined by the board are sent to the Governor for final approval.
Learn more about the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board.
The Veterans Community Living Centers Board of Commissions was established to provide continuity, predictability and stability in the operations of the Veterans Community Living Centers (VCLCs). The commissioners are charged with providing guidance and advisement to the VCLC administrators. The Commission consists of seven members, no more than four of whom are members of the same political party.
Learn more about the Board of Commissioners of Veterans Community Living Centers.