Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission, the Small Business Advisory Council and the Workforce Development Council.

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

21st Judicial District
For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2021:
Anthony Alvin Clayton of Palisade, to serve as a non attorney and as a Republican from Mesa County, appointed;
Jacob Thexton Aubert of Grand Junction, to serve as a non attorney and as a Republican from Mesa County, appointed.

The Small Business Advisory Council makes recommendations for regulatory and statutory changes needed at all levels of government to encourage the initiation, stability and growth of small business enterprises.

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2018:
John Warren Hart of Kittredge, and occasioned by the resignation of Grover Charles Wallace of Woodland Park, appointed;

Gov. Hickenlooper joins bipartisan group of 12 governors calling for Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance program

DENVER — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 — Today, Gov. Hickenlooper joined a bipartisan group of 12 governors, urging Congress to move quickly and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance program. About 75,000 children and nearly 800 pregnant women in Colorado stand to lose health care coverage if the program is not renewed.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Board of Addiction Counselors Examiners, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Correctional Industries Advisory Committee, Judicial Performance Commissions and Colorado Commission on Low Income Energy Assistance.

The State Board of Addiction Counselors Examiners adopts necessary rules and regulations and is responsible for regulating addiction counselors.

For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2021:
Eliselda Bustillos, MA, of Denver, to serve as a certified addiction counselor, reappointed;
Alan Lee Cook, MA, LPC, LAC of Colorado Springs, to serve as a licensed addiction counselor, reappointed;
JoEllen Marie McGugan of Denver, to serve as a member of the public, appointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointment

DENVER — Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a Boards and Commissions appointment to the Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors.

The Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors manages the operational affairs of the three-school Auraria campus.

For a term expiring July 13, 2018:
Tracy Marie Huggins of Littleton, and occasioned by the resignation of Maria de Lourdes Garcia Berry of Denver, appointed.

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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Historic Preservation State Review Board.

The Historic Preservation State Review Board approves national register nominations. The Board also reviews the State Historic Preservation Officer's recommendations for national landmarks and provides general advice, guidance and professional recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer in carrying out the duties and responsibilities authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act.

For terms expiring Jan. 1, 2020:
Marcy Floy Cameron of Boulder, to serve as an architectural historian, reappointed;
Lauren Nichole Giebler of Golden, to serve as a member of the public, reappointed;
Matthew Kirk Mayberry of Colorado Springs, to serve as a member of the public, appointed;
Lisa Marie Schoch of Aurora, to serve as a member of the public, appointed;
Ron David Sladek of Fort Collins, to serve as a historian, reappointed;
Timothy James Stroh, AIA of Arvada, to serve as an architectural historian, reappointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s statement on President Trump’s decision to shrink Utah national monuments

DENVER — Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released the following statement on the President’s decision to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah:

“Preserving and expanding our national monuments is keeping in the best traditions of our country. In Colorado, we value our lands because they are part of our fabric and they strengthen local economies. We hope our leaders can find a way to let monuments remain and return their focus to more pressing issues facing our country.”

Gov. Hickenlooper’s statement on Senate tax bill

DENVER — Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released the following statement on the Senate’s vote of the tax bill:

“Tax reform should work for everyone, not just corporations. The bill, passed by the U.S. Senate under the cover of darkness, will borrow nearly $1.5 TRILLION from future generations.

“Thoughtful bipartisan analysis was ignored. Changes were made right up until the vote, with parts of the bill hand scribbled and illegible. This is not democracy the way the founders intended.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Aeronautical Board, Child Fatality Prevention System, Discovery Project Steering Committee, High-Performance Transportation Enterprise and the Commissions on Judicial Performance.

The Colorado Aeronautical Board assesses the state's aviation needs and makes recommendations to the Director of the Division of Aeronautics within the Department of Transportation.

For a term expiring Dec. 19, 2018:
Charles Emion Myers of Elbert, to serve as a member from the eastern slope and who represents local governments which operate airports, and occasioned by the death of Stephen Douglas Ducoff of Colorado Springs, appointed;

For terms expiring Dec. 19, 2020:
Ann Beardall of Kiowa, to serve as a representative of the statewide association of pilots, reappointed;
Robert Philip Olislagers of Aurora, to serve as a representative of the statewide association of airport managers, reappointed;
Joe Rice of Littleton, to serve as a member familiar with and supportive of the state’s aviation issues, interests, and concerns, reappointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s statement on federal tax plans

DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released the following statement on the federal tax proposals:

"Congress should not pass on almost $1.5 trillion in additional debt to future generations, and hand out tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans who don’t need them--and in many cases, don’t even want them--at the expense of the middle class and the poor. We urge our Congressional delegation to work across the aisle on behalf of all Coloradans for true tax reform. The partisan proposals before Congress now will hurt our progress. Almost all economists agree: trickle down economics is a fairytale. Last year the federal budget borrowed 20 percent of the dollars it spent; with unemployment already low, we have to ask ‘What are we getting for this extra debt?’ If you’re going to borrow $1.5 trillion, you should build something meaningful.

“Losing the individual mandate would mean 13 million people lose health care coverage, increasing costs by up to 10 percent for everyone else and driving the burden on to middle class families.”

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of Sergeant First Class Stephen B. Cribben

DENVER — Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in honor of Sergeant First Class Stephen B. Cribben, who lived in Colorado Springs with his family.

Cribben, 33, died on Nov. 4 of injuries sustained from small arms fire. He was serving in Logar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Cribben began his military service on Nov. 21, 2002 as a Military Police Officer. SFC Cribben deployed three times with the 716th Military Police Battalion. He deployed to Egypt in support of Bright Star in 2005, to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006, and to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007. SFC Cribben also deployed to Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 10th SFG (A), in September of 2017.

During his career, Cribben received numerous awards including two Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, and Meritorious Service Medal.

He is survived by his mother, Leslie, father, Joseph, wife, Shelly, and sons, Connor and Wyatt.

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