DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Statewide Independent Living Council, Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities, Advisory Committee to the Property Tax Administrator, and Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission.

The Statewide Independent Living Council acts in partnership with Colorado Rehabilitation Services to plan independent living programs in the state.

For a term expiring October 1, 2017:

  • Joe R. Anzures of Longmont, to serve as an advocate for individuals with disabilities, reappointed;

for terms expiring October 1, 2019:

  • Owen Reese Erquiaga of Denver, to serve as an individual with disabilities, appointed;
  • Nancy Rising Jackson of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of a center for independent living, reappointed;
  • Charlotte Rosena Morgan of Arvada, to serve as an individual with disabilities, appointed;
  • Matthew Henry Ruggles of Palmer Lake, to serve as an at-large member and changing his designation from an individual with disabilities, reappointed.

The Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities coordinates with State boards, advisory councils, and commissions established for or related to persons with disabilities; advises the Governor and General Assembly on legislation and State policy affecting persons with disabilities; monitors the State’s implementation of Title II of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; acts as an additional entry point for public grievances regarding disability issues and referring those grievances to the appropriate State agency or personnel; and develops procedures relating to the Council’s internal operations.

For terms expiring October 7, 2018:

  • Angela Denning of Denver, to represent a state agency serving persons with disabilities and occasioned by the resignation of Cynthia K. Dascher of Thornton, appointed;
  • Carol Reagan of Denver, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, and occasioned by the resignation of James C. Smallwood of Parker, appointed;

for terms expiring October 7, 2020:

  • Emelie Alexis Esquivel of Lakewood, to represent a state agency serving persons with disabilities, and occasioned by the change in designation of Gina Marie Robinson of Arvada, appointed;
  • Patrick Elmore Going of Colorado Springs, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed;
  • Julia K. Miller of Denver, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, and a Chair, reappointed;
  • John Monteith of Monument, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, appointed;
  • Gina Marie Robinson of Arvada, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed;
  • Mindy Joy Siegel, MD of Colorado Springs, to serve as a person with disabilities from business and industry, disability advocacy organizations and other nonprofit organizations, reappointed;
  • Steven A. Wright of Centennial, to represent the Department of Labor and Employment, a state agency serving persons with disabilities, reappointed.

The Advisory Committee to the Property Tax Administrator reviews and approves or disapproves manuals, appraisal procedures, and instructions prepared and published by the property tax administrator.

For terms expiring September 1, 2020:

  • Mark Douglas Chapin of Eagle, to serve as an assessor from a county with a population under 75,000 and as a Democrat, reappointed;
  • Robyn A. Kashiwa Truby of Denver, to serve as a non-assessor from a county with a population over 75,000, as the Chair of the Committee and as a Democrat, reappointed;
  • Philip Brent Vaughan of Rifle, to serve as a non-assessor from the Western Slope and as a Republican, reappointed.

The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission works with state agencies, the US Forest Services, Bureau of Land Management, local byways organizations, and public and private resources to assist in the development of byways management plans, including interpretation, promotion and protection of distinctive byways characteristics. They also help coordinate the budgeting process and allocation of federal, state, and private funds for the purpose of byway improvement.

For a term expiring January 1, 2017:

  • Kathryn H. Hall of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of the Transportation Commission, and occasioned by the resignation of Shannon Gifford, CFA of Denver, appointed.

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