Tuesday, August 4, 2015

DENVER —Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015— Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Commission on the Aging, Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission, Utility Consumers’ Board, Stroke Advisory Board, Colorado Banking Board, Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission and Charter School Institute Board.

The Colorado Commission on the Aging conducts, and encourages other organizations to conduct, studies of the problems of the State’s elder people.  The Commission works to promote and aid in the establishment of local programs and services for the aging and aged. For a term expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Steven Michael Grund of Littleton, to serve as a Republican from the Sixth Congressional District, and occasioned by the resignation of Bobbie Mecalo Sampson of Aurora, appointed.

The Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission makes rules and regulations for the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous wastes in the state of Colorado. For terms expiring August 1, 2018:

  • Michael K. Dempsey of Aurora, to serve as a representative from the regulated community and as a Republican, reappointed;
  • Charlotte Sophia Pitt of Denver, to serve as a representative of the government or academic community and as a Democrat, reappointed;
  • Joseph Charles Prinster, Jr. of Boulder, to serve as a member of the public and as a Republican, reappointed.

The Utility Consumers’ Board provides guidance on policy matters and annually evaluates the performance of the Office of Consumer Council, which advocates on behalf of residential, small business, and agricultural consumers in energy matters before the Public Utilities Commission and other courts. For terms expiring July 1, 2018:

  • John J. Fleming, Jr. of Montrose, to serve as a representative of small business with one hundred or less employees and from Congressional District Three, appointed;
  • Monique Marie Dyers of Denver,, to serve as a representative with experience in energy and from Congressional District One, appointed;
  • Sanders Gibson “Skip” Arnold of Boulder, to serve as a representative with experience in low income energy, and from Congressional District Two, appointed;

for terms expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Barbara Jean Fernandez of Longmont, to serve as a representative with experience in energy regulation and from Congressional District Four, appointed;
  • Mary Sue Liss of Peyton, to serve as a representative of agriculture and from Congressional District Five, appointed;
  • Jeff Wasden of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of small business with one hundred or less employees and from Congressional District Six, appointed;
  • Karen Phyllis Wilkes of Westminster, Colorado, to serve as a representative of an energy utility and from Congressional District Seven, appointed.

The Stroke Advisory Board evaluates potential strategies for stroke prevention and treatment and develops statewide needs assessments identifying relevant resources to improve quality of care for stroke patients.  For a term expiring August 1, 2017:

  • Melissa Ann Coria of Lone Tree, to serve as a member of the public who has suffered a stroke or is the caregiver of a person who has suffered a stroke, and occasioned by the resignation of Mary Ann Irene Orr of Greenwood Village, appointed.

The Colorado Banking Board is the policy-making and rule-making authority for the Division of Banking and has the authority to make final decisions with respect to the taking of possession, liquidation, or reorganization of banks. For terms expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Glen Jammaron of Glenwood Springs, to serve as a representative of bankers, and as a representative who resides west of the continental divide, appointed;
  • Richard Estaban Martinez, Jr. of Centennial, to serve as a representative of bankers, and as a representative of a bank having less than one hundred fifty million dollars in total assets, reappointed;
  • Diane Salling Barrett of Denver, to serve as a representative of the public, reappointed.  

The Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission provides citizen input and expresses state concerns regarding the U.S. Army program for the disposal of chemical warfare agents and munitions at the Pueblo Army Depot. For a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Zachary M. Pierce of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Governor’s Office, and occasioned by the resignation of Aaron Michael Serna of Denver, appointed.

The Charter School Institute Board oversees the Charter School Institute, which fosters high-quality public school choices offered through institute charter schools, particularly schools for at-risk students. For a term expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Anthony Scott Lewis of Longmont, 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;

for a term expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Robert Joseph LaPalme of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of a parent of a student who is, or who has been, enrolled in an institute charter school, and as a Republican, reappointed.

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