DENVER — Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Fire and Police Pension Association Board of Directors, Forest Health Advisory Council, Colorado Health Service Corps Advisory Council, Regional Air Quality Council and the School Safety Resource Center Advisory Board.

The Fire and Police Pension Association Board of Directors is a local governmental unit that administers a statewide pension plan for full-time paid police officers and firefighters.

For terms expiring September 1, 2020:

  • Adilberto Antonio “Guy” Torres III of Littleton, to serve as a member of the state's financial or business community with experience in investments, appointed;
  • Tyson Lynn Worrell of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of full-time paid police officers, reappointed.

The Forest Health Advisory Council provides a collaborative forum to advise the State Forester on a broad range of issues, opportunities and threats with regard to Colorado’s forests.

For a term expiring September 1, 2021:

  • Normand Harold Birtcher of Mancos, to serve as an owner or employee of a wood products business, appointed.

The Colorado Health Service Corps Advisory Council is the state advisory body of the Colorado Health Service Corps and reviews applications received from health care professionals to participate in the program, subject to available appropriations. The Colorado Health Service Corps is a state, federal, and private partnership that seeks to improve access to health care professionals by repaying the educational loans of providers who agree to practice in areas with a health professional shortage. The program emphasizes long-term retention of health professionals in underserved communities and seeks to increase health equity for all Coloradans.

For terms expiring November 20, 2019:

  • Polly Elizabeth Anderson of Denver, to serve as a representative of a membership organization representing federally qualified health centers in Colorado, reappointed;
  • Pradeep Dhar, MD of Superior, to serve as a person with expertise in providing health care in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state, appointed;
  • Karen A. Funk, MD, MPP of Broomfield, to serve as a person with expertise in providing health care in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state, reappointed;
  • James Edward Hagins, M.Ed of Montrose, to serve as a representative of behavioral health organizations that operate in Colorado, appointed;
  • Brian Ross Turner, MPH of Littleton, to serve as a representative of a membership organization representing community behavioral health centers, reappointed.

The Regional Air Quality Council is the lead agency for air quality planning with the responsibility to prepare air quality plans for the Denver metropolitan region to demonstrate and ensure long-term compliance with federal air quality standards.

For a term expiring April 30, 2019:

  • Linda Kathleen Bracke of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of the region’s transit management agencies, and occasioned by the resignation of Tracy S. Winfree of Boulder, appointed.

The School Safety Resource Center Advisory Board advises and recommends policies concerning the newly created School Safety Resource Center. The Center was created “to assist schools in preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and crisis situations and to foster positive learning environments.”

For terms expiring August 15, 2018:

  • Lorrie Furman Odom, MD of Wheat Ridge, a member of a parents’ organization, appointed;
  • Honorable Dave Joseph Young of Thornton, a District Attorney, appointed.

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