DENVER — Friday, Mar. 31, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging and the Task Force on the Collection and Security of Digital Images of Child Abuse or Neglect.

The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging produces a comprehensive strategic action plan on aging in Colorado through the year 2030. The Planning Group examines the impact of the aging demographic shift on the economy, workforce, businesses, market based products and services; State and local revenue budgets and fiscal policies; Medicaid and other safety-net programs and the collateral impact on other non-related State programs; family caregiving and public and private options for long-term care, services and support; federal entitlement reforms; transportation services and infrastructure.

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2017:

  • Joshua R. Laipply of Lakewood, to serve as the designee of the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, and occasioned by the resignation of Rob Andresen of Parker, appointed.

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2018:

  • John Stephen Zabawa of Evergreen, to serve as a representative of  private, public and community-based health care and long-term care, service or support provider for older adults, and occasioned by the resignation of Linda Mary Mitchell of Denver, appointed.

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2019:

  • Jayla Sue Sanchez-Warren of Golden, to serve as a representative of an area agency on aging as described in CRS 26-11-204, and occasioned by the resignation of Jennifer L. Schaufele of Greenwood Village, appointed.

The Task Force on the Collection and Security of Digital Images of Child Abuse or Neglect studies current laws, rules and practices followed in the state and best practices in other states regarding the documentation of evidence, or the absence of evidence, of suspected child abuse through the collection and security of digital images by government employees. The Task Force also considers whether the statutes and practices concerning the collection of evidence of suspected abuse or neglect and the use of digital images are consistent with existing technologies and emerging technologies, and recommends the best practices to be used in the collection and security of digital imagery evidence of child abuse or neglect.

For a term expiring Sept. 1, 2019:

  • Linda J. Nolte, Ph.D. of Steamboat Springs, to serve as a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist who works with children who have been abused or neglected, and occasioned by the resignation of William Betts, Ph.D. of Aurora, appointed.  

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