Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Charter School Institute Board, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council, State Rehabilitation Council and Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.

The Charter School Institute Board fosters high-quality public school choices offered through institute charter schools, including schools for at-risk students.

For terms expiring July 1, 2020:
Elizabeth Dina Aybar Conti of Denver, a Democrat who has experience as a public school teacher and as a public school administrator working with charter schools, reappointed;
Eric Sedric Lerum of Denver, to serve as a member with board or public service experience and as a Democrat, appointed;
Kristine Annette Pollard of Grand Junction, to serve as a member with board or public service experience and as a Republican, appointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Charter School Institute Board, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council, State Rehabilitation Council and Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.

The Charter School Institute Board fosters high-quality public school choices offered through institute charter schools, including schools for at-risk students.

For terms expiring July 1, 2020:
Elizabeth Dina Aybar Conti of Denver, a Democrat who has experience as a public school teacher and as a public school administrator working with charter schools, reappointed;
Eric Sedric Lerum of Denver, to serve as a member with board or public service experience and as a Democrat, appointed;
Kristine Annette Pollard of Grand Junction, to serve as a member with board or public service experience and as a Republican, appointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces State’s response following review of oil and gas operations

DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the state’s response following a three month review of oil and gas operations. He called for the review after the deadly home explosion in Firestone last April that killed two people and injured a third.

“At the time of the explosion, we committed to do all we could to ensure that what happened to the Martinez and Irwin families never happens again,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “The actions we announced today are a responsible and appropriate response that places public safety first.”

Immediately following the explosion, the Governor ordered the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to conduct a swift review of flowlines. Industry provided timely information and has shared in the development of these recommended next steps.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund and State Board of Social Work Examiners.

The State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund uses a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the State’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces. The Board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

For terms expiring April 15, 2021:
Jason B. Brinkley of Aurora, a Republican and resident of the 6th Congressional District, reappointed;
Warren Hall Dean of Colorado Springs, a Democrat and resident of the 5th Congressional District, appointed;
Karma Giulianelli of Golden, a Democrat and resident of the 7th Congressional District, reappointed;
Natalie Jo Rogers of Yuma, an Unaffiliated and resident of the 4th Congressional District, reappointed;
Linda Jean Strand of Aurora, a Democrat and resident of the 6th Congressional District, reappointed;
Hollie Jean Velasquez Horvath of Denver, a Democrat and resident of the 1st Congressional District, reappointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund and State Board of Social Work Examiners.

The State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund uses a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the State’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces. The Board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

For terms expiring April 15, 2021:
Jason B. Brinkley of Aurora, a Republican and resident of the 6th Congressional District, reappointed;
Warren Hall Dean of Colorado Springs, a Democrat and resident of the 5th Congressional District, appointed;
Karma Giulianelli of Golden, a Democrat and resident of the 7th Congressional District, reappointed;
Natalie Jo Rogers of Yuma, an Unaffiliated and resident of the 4th Congressional District, reappointed;
Linda Jean Strand of Aurora, a Democrat and resident of the 6th Congressional District, reappointed;
Hollie Jean Velasquez Horvath of Denver, a Democrat and resident of the 1st Congressional District, reappointed.

Governor honors memory of former executive director of corrections by announcing Tom Clements Better Government Awards

DENVER — Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today honored the work and memory of former Executive Director of the Department of Corrections Tom Clements by recognizing state employees who go above and beyond in providing exceptional service to Coloradans. Clements was killed on March 19, 2013. His wife Lisa and other family members attended today’s awards ceremony at the Governor's Mansion.

Awards were given in two categories: Great Customer Service and Great Results. A team in the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) received the Great Customer Service Award recognizing their work to increase reports of child abuse and neglect by deploying a statewide hotline. The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) received the award for Great Results for its team’s work in reducing regulatory burdens on licensed health care professionals.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Student Leaders Institute Executive Board.

The Colorado Student Leaders Institute Executive Board oversees the Colorado Student Leaders Institute. The Institute operates a competitive residential summer academic pilot program through the summer of 2019 for students who are entering tenth or eleventh grade in the coming fall semester. Students attend four weeks of college level classes, lectures and seminars, as well as enrichment activities, including concerts and theatrical productions.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Banking Board and Colorado Channel Authority.

The Colorado Banking Board is the policy-making and rule-making authority for the Division of Banking, and has the authority to make final decisions with respect to the taking of possession, liquidation, or reorganization of banks.

Gov. Hickenlooper, Mayor Suthers and Police Chief Carey respond to recent anti-Semitic activities in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, and Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey offered the following statement in response to recent anti-Semitic activities in Colorado Springs.

“We write today to take a stand after Temple Beit Torah was the target of hateful vandalism when its sign was defaced with Nazi graffiti. Numerous cars around the Temple also were painted with swastikas and racial epithets. It is the second incident at a synagogue in Colorado Springs in less than a month. In July, an alleged white supremacist was arrested in Colorado Springs for putting an anti-Semitic sticker on the door of the Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Colorado. These hateful activities have come during a time of increasing anti-Semitic and racially-motivated attacks in Colorado and around the nation. The Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region reports that anti-Semitic incidents in Colorado have increased at an alarming rate, with 18 such activities in 2015 and 45 in 2016. If the trend continues, we expect there will be more than 60 incidents in 2017. This is unacceptable.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper 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. This committee accepts proposals from nonprofit entities to aid persons with disabilities in accessing disability benefits.

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