250 AmeriCorps members to participate in multi-agency disaster simulation Fri., Oct. 21 , 2016

DENVER — Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 — Hundreds of AmeriCorps members will participate in a hands-on disaster simulation to gain a better understanding of emergency preparedness and recovery, as well as the importance of community involvement, on Friday, Oct. 21 from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:15-3:45 p.m. at History Colorado Center.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the Ground Water Commission.

The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice engages in an evidence-based analysis of the criminal justice system in Colorado and annually reports to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate and the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the CollegeInvest Board of Directors and the Colorado Medical Board.

The CollegeInvest Board of Directors administers the state’s 529 college savings programs and students studying in- and out-of-state. CollegeInvest is a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Gov. Hickenlooper declares disaster emergency for Beulah Hill Fire

DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order to declare a disaster emergency due to the Beulah Hill Fire in Pueblo County.

The executive order states:

“As of the afternoon of October 4, 2016, the Beulah Hill Fire had burned over 4,800 acres and continued to threaten the Town of Beulah in Pueblo County. Containment was at zero percent. More than 779 homes were places under mandatory evacuation, displacing more than 1,900 residents. Several structures, including eight homes were destroyed in the initial hours of the fire.”

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 5, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles, Colorado Beef Council Authority Board of Directors, Chemical Demilitarization Citizens Advisory Commission, Board of Directors of the State Historical Society, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners and Transportation Commission.

The Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles provides citizens with information and programs necessary for the acquisition and maintenance of physical fitness, encourages a healthy lifestyle for the people of the State of Colorado, and assists diversification of the economy of the state by enhancing its attraction as a place to live and work.

Gov. Hickenlooper appoints judge to 9th Judicial District

DENVER — Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Anne Norrdin to fill a position on the District Court in the Ninth Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco Counties). Norrdin will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Daniel B. Petre.

Norrdin is an Assistant District Attorney for the 9th Judicial District, a position she has held since February of this year. She was previously a Deputy District Attorney in that office. Norrdin previously served as a Deputy District Attorney in the 1st Judicial District and as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Lael Montgomery in District Court in Boulder. She earned her B.A. from the University of Colorado in Boulder and her J.D. from the University of Oregon.  

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the CollegeInvest Board of Directors and the Colorado Medical Board.

The CollegeInvest Board of Directors administers the state’s 529 college savings programs and students studying in- and out-of-state. CollegeInvest is a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Gov. Hickenlooper commends investment for Permanent Supportive Housing

DENVER — Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today commended state agencies and partners for their second year of significant investment in providing permanent supportive housing for homeless and special needs populations across Colorado.

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) will award 134 housing choice vouchers, and $7.1 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) will be awarded from Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) in 2016 to support the creation of 246 units of Permanent Supportive Housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or with severe special needs in Boulder, Cañon City, Colorado Springs, Denver, Eagle County, Longmont and Towaoc on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation.

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