Gov. Hickenlooper appoints judges to the 18th Judicial District

DENVER — Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Joshua Williford and Colleen Clark to fill two vacancies on the Arapahoe County Court in the 18th Judicial District. The vacancies were created by the retirements of the Honorable Addison Adams and the Honorable Alex R. Bencze.

Colleen Clark
Clark currently serves as a Municipal Judge in the City of Aurora, a Magistrate in the 18th Judicial District, and a Hearing Officer for Aurora Public Schools. Prior to her current position, she worked in the District Attorney’s Office in the 18th Judicial District, the Fifth Judicial District, and the 17th Judicial District. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Boston University.

Her appointment is effective Sept. 30, 2016

Gov. John Hickenlooper Announces $9.5 Million to Launch Statewide Youth Apprenticeship and Career Readiness Programs

Bloomberg Philanthropies and JPMorgan Chase invest in programs to expand youth pathways to high-demand, good-paying jobs

DENVER — Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Bloomberg Philanthropies and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have together committed $9.5 million to CareerWise Colorado (formerly Business and Schools in Collaboration, or BASIC), a new statewide apprenticeship system for high school students, and Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) CareerConnect.

Partnering with the state, Bloomberg Philanthropies committed $5.5 million to CareerWise and JPMorgan Chase dedicated $4 million to Denver Public Schools Foundation for a pilot program that equips the district’s high school students with high-demand skills for lucrative careers and postsecondary opportunities in Colorado’s leading industries.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Board of Trustees for the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board.

The Board of Trustees for the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind advises and consults with the Commissioner of Education regarding the management of the school and the education of its students.

President Obama orders flags lowered for Patriot Day

DENVER — Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 — President Barack Obama​ today ordered flags be lowered Sunday, Sept. 11, to half-staff nationwide for Patriot Day, and proclaimed Friday, Sept. 9​ through Sunday, Sept. 11 as National Days of Service and Remembrance, in honor of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

The full text of the Presidential Proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 9, 2016

NATIONAL DAYS OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE, 2016

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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, Sep. 9, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.

The Colorado Disability Funding Committee accepts and reviews proposals and funds projects or programs that study or pilot new and innovative ideas that will lead to an improved quality of life or increased independence for persons with disabilities.

For terms expiring August 12, 2017:

Gov. Hickenlooper appoints judge to 6th Judicial District

DENVER — Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Todd Norvell to serve as a district court judge in the 6th Judicial District (Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan counties). Norvell will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Gregory G. Lyman.

Norvell is currently an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado. He practices in the criminal division and has twice served as the office’s Tribal Liaison. Prior to this position, Norvell worked as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation; as a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado’s 6h Judicial District; as an associate at Gibson, Ochsner & Adkins, P.C. in Texas; as an Assistant District Attorney in New Mexico’s 11th Judicial District; as an Assistant District Attorney in Texas’ 34th Judicial District; and as an associate at Kemp, Smith, Duncan & Hammond, P.C. in Texas. Norvell earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

His appointment is effective January 10, 2017.

Gov. Hickenlooper appoints Archuleta County court judge

DENVER — Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Justin Fay to serve as county court judge in Archuleta County in the 6th Judicial District. Fay will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Sam H. Cassidy.

Fay is currently a Deputy District Attorney in the 6th Judicial District, a position he has held since graduating from law school. In this role, Fay is a sex crimes prosecutor and a county court supervisor. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University in 2003 and his J.D. from the University of Tulsa in 2005.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Behavioral Health Transformation Council, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, Private Occupational School Board and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Control Commission.

The Behavioral Health Transformation Council reduces the economic and social costs of untreated behavioral health disorders through the streamlining of Colorado’s behavioral health system from one that is siloed into one that is efficient and effective.

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