DENVER – Monday, June 29, 2015 – Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments to the Conservation Easement Oversight Commission, School Safety and Youth in Crisis Committee, Board of Registered Psychotherapists, Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Board of Directors, Douglas County Public Trustee, Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Business Experiential Learning Commission.
The Conservation Easement Oversight Commission reviews applications for conservation easement holder certification and reviews issues referred to the Commission by state entities. The Division of Real Estate convenes the meetings of the Commission and provides staff support as requested by the commission. For a term expiring July 1, 2016:
- Robert Bleiberg of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative from a statewide or national land trust, and occasioned by the resignation of Christopher MacLellan West of Denver, appointed.
The School Safety and Youth in Crisis Committee studies issues relating to school safety and the prevention of threats to the safety of students, teachers, administrators, employees and volunteers who are present on the grounds of each public and private school in the state. The Committee also studies and evaluates programs and methods for identifying and monitoring students in crisis, developing standardized criteria for school personnel to use in assessing the potential threat posed by one or more students, and studies and evaluates the implementation of State Senate Bill 15-213. For terms expiring July 1, 2019:
- Gregory Thomas McDonald of Broomfield, to serve as a licensed school counselor, appointed;
- David J. Crews of Norwood, to serve as superintendent of a school district, appointed;
- Heidi Ganahl of Superior, to serve as a parent of a student who attended or who is attending a school of a school district serving more than five thousand students, appointed;
- Melissa Ann Silvia of Sheridan, to serve as a parent of a student who attended or who is attending a school of a school district serving less than five thousand students, appointed;
- Sharyl Kay Lawson of Aurora, to serve as a licensed school educator and who has experience working with children with disabilities, as defined in §22-20-103 (5) (a), appointed;
- Lisa Ann Weinerman of Englewood, to serve as a representative of a statewide organization that advocates for juveniles and juvenile justice issues, appointed;
- Kate O’Donnell Angevine, MSW of Denver, to serve as a member with experience with child or adolescent mental health issues, appointed;
- Christine Rankin Harms of Lafayette, to serve as a member who has experience with school safety or the prevention of violence, appointed.
The Board of Registered Psychotherapists licenses and hears complaints about psychotherapists. For a term expiring July 1, 2019:
- Douglas Michael Tisdale, Sr., of Cherry Hills Village, a public member, reappointed.
The Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Board of Directors issues bonds to provide affordable financing for educational and cultural buildings and equipment owned by non-profit institutions. For a term expiring June 30, 2016:
- Margaret Henry of Brighton, Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Brent Jared Kline of Denver, a Republican, appointed.
The Douglas County Public Trustee handles public transactions and foreclosures in real estate properties and oversees the administration of Deeds of trust, including releases when loans have been satisfied and foreclosures in the event of defaults. The Public Trustee is also responsible for the collection of tax accounts for Land Purchase Contracts for Deed within his or her county. Effective June 29, 2015, for a term expiring February 1, 2019:
- Christine Marie Duffy of the City of Castle Pines, to represent Douglas County, and occasioned by the resignation of Robert Husson of Parker, Colorado, appointed.
The Developmental Disabilities Council is responsible for coordinating services and advocating for persons with developmental disabilities. For a term expiring July 1, 2018:
- Kasey R. Daniel of Littleton, to serve as a representative of the state protection and advocacy system, appointed.
The Business Experiential Learning Commission develops, evaluates and implements a systemic solution for integrated work-based education and training to meet the needs of Colorado’s economy. The Commission focuses on three main areas: engaging business involvement in educating and training students and workers in partnership with the state’s K-16 education system, workforce system and related civic agencies; creating a digital badging system to provide the opportunity for students, interns, apprentices and workers to document skills they have obtained in the workplace, and to share that information with the K-16 system to support curriculum development; and leveraging existing resources to create a portal of information to connect students, job-seekers, schools, employers and civic agencies with experiential learning, training opportunities and careers. For terms expiring June 9, 2018:
- Noel David Ginsburg of Englewood, to serve as a business leader and as Chair, appointed;
- Ellen J. Golombek of Denver, to serve as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, appointed;
- Stephanie J. Veck of Parker, to serve as the director of the Colorado Workforce Development Council, appointed;
- Fiona Arnold of Denver, to serve as the executive director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, appointed.