DENVER — Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Economic Development Commission, State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council, Fire and Police Pension Association Board of Directors, Colorado Podiatry Board, and Workforce Development Council.

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission investigates complaints and conducts hearings concerning alleged discrimination in employment, apprenticeship programs, on-the-job training, and vocational schools. The Commission also investigates the existence of discriminatory or unfair employment practices by a person, employment agency, labor organization, or vocational school. It is also charged with the promotion of good will and cooperation among various racial, religious, and ethnic groups in the state.

For a term expiring Mar. 13, 2021:

  • Heidi Jeanne Hess of Clifton, a Democrat and member of the community at large, reappointed.

The Economic Development Commission adopts an annual budget and develops guidelines for the expenditures of the fund for financial assistance such as loans, grants and local match requirements to be provided for various types of projects; reviews the economic needs of the various geographical regions of Colorado and identifies the types of businesses which need the most support in terms of economic development; provides information and assistance for companies interested in relocating or expanding their operations in the state of Colorado; and has the authority to work with the Department of Local Affairs on the consideration of recertification of enterprise zones.

For terms expiring Dec. 13, 2020:

  • Thomas L. Clark of Westminster, to serve as a representative from the eastern slope, appointed;

  • Robert Jay Hurst of Aspen, to serve as the designee of the Governor, appointed;

  • John David Seaton of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative from west of the continental divide, reappointed.

The State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council advises the Department of Public Health and Environment on matters relating to emergency medical and trauma services programs. The Council’s duties include developing curricula for the training of emergency medical personnel, establishing requirements for ambulance vehicles and services, and determining the eligibility of facilities to receive trauma center designation.

For a term expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Krista Lea Turner, MD, FACS of Castle Pines, to serve as a board-certified surgeon providing trauma care at a Level II trauma center, and occasioned by the resignation of K. Barry Platnick, MD of Broomfield, appointed;

For a term expiring July 1, 2020:

  • Honorable Sean C. Wood of Evergreen, to serve as a county commissioner from a rural county, appointed.

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 a term expiring Sept. 1, 2019:

  • Tammy Ann Hitchens of Westminster, to serve as a representative of Colorado municipal employers, and occasioned by the resignation of Manuel Albert Esquibel of Brighton, appointed.

The Colorado Podiatry Board conducts examinations and institutes hearings to revoke, suspend, deny or reissue licenses.

For a term expiring Mar. 17, 2021:

  • Brett D. Sachs, DPM, FACFAS of Wheat Ridge, to serve as a podiatrist, appointed.

The Workforce Development Council consists of representatives from the business community and state agencies. The Council, in consultation with the business community and state agencies, advises the Governor on employment and training needs of the state and on workforce development plans and strategy.

For terms expiring Sept. 28, 2019:

  • Honorable Nancy S. Jackson of Aurora, to serve as a local elected official, appointed;

  • Ryan McLean Keiffer of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed;

To serve at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Stephanie Copeland of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade, appointed;

  • Kim Hunter Reed, PhD of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, appointed;

  • Teina McConnell of Denver, to serve as a representative of area technical colleges, appointed.

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