DENVER — Monday, July 18, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Automobile Theft Prevention Board, Colorado Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Colorado Student Leaders Institute Executive Board.

The Automobile Theft Prevention Board solicits and reviews applications for grants that assist in improving and supporting automobile theft prevention programs or programs for the enforcement or prosecution of automobile theft crimes through statewide planning and coordination.

For a term expiring February 1, 2018:

  • Chief Michelle Marie Tovrea of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of law enforcement, and occasioned by the resignation of Chief Kevin L. Paletta of Littleton, appointed;

for a term expiring February 1, 2022:

  • Toren G. Evers-Mushovic of Greenwood Village, to serve as a member of the public, and occasioned by the resignation of Josh Gates of Denver, appointed.

The Colorado Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing serves as a liaison between the deaf and hard of hearing community and the general assembly, governor, and Colorado departments and agencies. The Commission shall also assess the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community and recommend to the general assembly any legislation that may facilitate and streamline the provision of general governmental services to the deaf and hard of hearing community.

For terms expiring July 1, 2020:

  • Amy J. Becktell of Grand Junction, to serve as a late deafened member, appointed;

  • Lori G. Goeden, BS, CACIII of Lakewood, to serve as a professional working with individuals in the deaf and hard of hearing community, appointed;

  • Christine Andrea Pendley of Arvada, to serve as a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing person, appointed;

  • Cynde D. Vaughn of Centennial, to serve as an individual representing the deaf and blind population, appointed.

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 10th or 11th 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.

For a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Tonya Covarrubias of Brighton, to serve as the designee for the Colorado Department of Higher Education, appointed;

for a term expiring July 7, 2017:

  • Sean Precious, M.ED of Denver, to serve as a person who is employed as an educator in a high school in Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Kristin Engel Waters of Denver, appointed;

for terms expiring July 7, 2018:

  • Christena Estes Faraci of Denver, to serve as a person from the community who has an interest or experience in education, reappointed;
  • Jason Lauvane Hanson of Denver, to serve as a person employed as teaching faculty or administrator at an institution of higher education in Colorado, reappointed;
  • Darren Louis Spreeuw of Denver, to serve as a person from the community who has an interest or experience in education, reappointed;
  • Brian David Yates of Buena Vista, to serve as a person who is employed as an educator in a high school in Colorado in a rural school district, reappointed.

 

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