DENVER — Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council, Colorado Medical Board and Peace Officers Standards and Training Board.

The Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council advances recommendations that increase healthy food access for all Coloradans through local agriculture, food systems and economies. It is the state conduit for hearing, reviewing and advancing critical food systems issues in which state government does or could play a role.

For a term expiring October 7, 2017:

  • Jody J. Beck, PhD of Denver, representing an academic institution that specializes in economic systems, agriculture or health care, and occasioned by the resignation of Jill Suzanne Litt of Denver, appointed.

The Colorado Medical Board reviews applications for medical licenses. In cases involving any professional or ethical violations of the Medical Practices Act, the board holds hearings and assists the state’s district attorneys in the prosecution of all persons, firms, associations, or corporations charged with improper conduct.

For a term expiring May 3, 2019:

  • Laure Elizabeth Bianchi of Colorado Springs, to serve as a doctor of medicine, and occasioned by the resignation of Gregory F. McAuliffe, MD of Alamosa, appointed.

The Peace Officers Standards and Training Board oversees the certification of training programs, training academies and instructors of police officer candidates. The Board also certifies qualified peace officers.

For a term expiring June 30, 2019:

  • Honorable Ronald John Rakowsky of Greenwood Village, to serve as a representative of local government, appointed.