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.

Colorado Remembers 9/11 Ceremony & Free Tribute Concert

Featuring John Fogerty and Big Head Todd and the Monsters

DENVER — Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael B. Hancock will host Colorado Remembers 9/11 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The event will include a remembrance ceremony to pay respects to all victims of terrorism and honor first responders and service men and women. Following the ceremony, there will be a free tribute concert featuring John Fogerty and Big Head Todd and the Monsters recognizing America’s heroes and freedoms. Colorado Remembers 9/11 is free and open to the public.

Gov. Hickenlooper appoints Conejos County and Saguache County court judges

DENVER — Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Kimberly D. Cortez-Rodriguez to serve as county court judge in Conejos County in the 12th Judicial District, and Ann N. Ulrich to serve as a county court judge in Saguache County in the 12th Judicial District. Cortez-Rodriguez will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Susan I. Broyles, and Ulrich will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Amanda K. Pearson.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Board of Accountancy, Colorado Racing Commission, Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment and Key Training Grant Review Committee and the Special Funds Board for Workers' Compensation Self Insurers.

The State Board of Accountancy regulates public accountants and reviews applications, gives examinations, grants certificates and permits, and acts on complaints against certified public accountants.

For a term expiring August 1, 2020:

Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska reach consensus on Republican River Compact

DENVER — Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska established an agreement this week in the longstanding conflict over water from the Republican River basin, as the Republican River Compact Administration signed two resolutions.

Representatives from the three states have been meeting monthly for over two years, in an effort to change the approach and improve how they manage interstate water matters. This effort has created a new focus on transparency and certainty as all three states work to serve their water users. The intent of these resolutions is to replace the need for annual reviews and instead provide long-term surety to water users.

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