DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Third Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council.
There is a judicial district nominating commission for each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission.
Commission members serve six-year terms. Non-lawyers, who are the majority of every nominating commission, are appointed by the governor. Lawyer members are appointed by joint action of the governor, attorney general, and chief justice.
The member appointed to the Third Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for a term expiring December 31, 2021:
- Nancy M. Nielsen of La Veta, to serve as a non attorney and as a Democrat member from Las Animas County, appointed.\
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council advises the Division of Criminal Justice and the Governor on matters pertaining to juvenile justice in Colorado. They also assist, review and approve the annual Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Plan.
For a term expiring July 31, 2018:
- Antonio Carlos Huerta of Granada, to serve as a youth member, and occasioned by the resignation of Alina Peisley of Aurora, appointed;=
for a term expiring July 31, 2019:
- Jennifer E. Capps, Ph.D. of Denver, to serve as a person with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, child abuse and neglect, and youth violence, reappointed;
for terms expiring July 31, 2020:
- Stacy R. Davis of Greeley, to serve as an expert on school/youth violence, appointed;
- Jane Marie Flournoy of Arvada, to serve as a representative of public agencies focused on substance abuse, reappointed;
- William Calvin Hays of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of profit/non-profit organizations, and as Chair, reappointed;
- Dorothy Marie Macias, JD, of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of Guardian ad Litems, reappointed;
- Lerissa Renee Miller of Thornton, to serve as a youth member, reappointed;
- Crystal Murillo of Aurora, to serve as a youth member, appointed;
- Linda A. Nordin, LCSW of Littleton, to serve as a representative of public agencies focused on mental health, reappointed;
- Karen Dee Wilde of Eads, to serve as a representative of the Tribal/Four Corners area, appointed.