DENVER — Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Commission on the Aging, Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board, Conservation Easement Oversight Commission, Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health Care and Public Employees’ Retirement Benefit Plans (PERA).

The Colorado Commission on the Aging conducts studies and encourages other organizations to conduct studies of the problems of the state’s elder population. The Commission works to promote and aid in the establishment of local programs and services for the aging and aged.

For a term expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Sean C. Wood, CFP, AIF, CAP of Evergreen, to serve as a Republican from Congressional District 2, and occasioned by the death of Jeffrey David Moulton of Boulder, appointed.

The Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board provides funding to programs around the State of Colorado that focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The primary goals of the Board are to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect for Colorado's children and to reduce the need for state intervention in child abuse prevention and education.

For terms expiring Nov. 7, 2020:

  • Deborah J. Kenny, PhD, RN, FAAN of Larkspur, to serve as a member with knowledge of child abuse prevention, reappointed;

  • Heather Ann Meyer of Fort Collins, to serve as a parent representative, appointed.

The Conservation Easement Oversight Commission shall meet at least once each quarter to review applications for conservation easement holder certification and to review any other issues referred to the commission by any state entity.  The Division of Real Estate shall convene the meetings of the commission and provide staff support as requested by the commission.  A majority of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and actions of the commission shall require a vote of a majority of such members present in favor of the action taken.

For a term expiring July 1, 2020:

  • William Edwards Ladd Fales of Carbondale, to serve as a landowner who has donated a conservation easement in Colorado, appointed.

The Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council advises the Colorado Department of Human Services on implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004.

For a term expiring June 30, 2018:

  • Senator Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud, to serve as a state legislator, appointed.

The State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners adopts rules and regulations, conducts examinations and grants or denies licenses.  

For a term expiring Aug. 31, 2018:

  • Maki Sonoda-Sutton, MA, LPC of Denver, to serve as a licensed professional counselor, and occasioned by the resignation of Jessie Nelson of Parker, appointed.

The Motor Vehicle Dealer Board licenses and regulates motor vehicle dealers and salespersons. It also works to resolve consumer complaints about dealers, holds hearings and orders corrective action.

For terms expiring June 30, 2020:

  • John Linton of Denver, to serve as a member of the public at large, and occasioned by resignation of Lisa Brenner Freimann of Denver, appointed.

The Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health Care (NPATCH) promotes public safety and improves health care in Colorado by supporting collaboration and communication between the practices of nursing and medicine.

For terms expiring Sept. 11, 2020:

  • Alexandra Caldwell of Denver, to serve as a consumer, appointed;

  • Georgios Demetrios Dikeou of Denver, to serve as a consumer, appointed;

  • Ruby JoAnn Martinez, RXN, CNS, PhD, PMHCNS-BC of Castle Rock, recommended by and representing a statewide professional nursing association, reappointed;

  • Emily Nicole Schneider, MD, MS of Denver, recommended by and representing a statewide physicians’ organization, appointed.

The Public Employees’ Retirement Benefit Plans (PERA) manages and provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the State of Colorado. By state law, the management of the public employees' retirement funds are vested in PERA's Board of Trustees. There are three Governor-appointed Trustees. The Board will include the State Treasurer as an ex-officio member; four members from the School Division and three members from the State Division; one member from the Local Government Division; one Judicial Division member; and two PERA retirees. If a Board member resigns, a new member is appointed from the respective division until the next election.

For a term expiring July 10, 2021:

  • Susan Grace Murphy of Denver, to serve as a representative with experience and competence in investment, management, finance, banking, economics, accounting, pension administration, or actuarial analysis, and as a Democrat, reappointed.