DENVER — Friday, March 16, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today signed Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Colorado Juvenile Parole Board and Wine Industry Development Board.

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 goodwill and cooperation among various racial, religious, and ethnic groups in the state.

For a term expiring March 13, 2021:

  • Charles Fredrick Garcia of Denver, a Democrat and member of the community at large, and occasioned by the resignation of Heidi Jeanne Hess of Clifton, appointed.

The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, one of six in the country, grants, denies, modifies, suspends or revokes parole for juvenile delinquents committed to the Department of Human Services.

For a term expiring Nov. 15, 2021:

  • Heidi Jeanne Hess of Clifton, to serve as a public member not employed by the State of Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Chantel M. Schoneboom of Centennial, appointed.

The Wine Industry Development Board promotes viticultural and enological research and experimentation for the maximum production and quality of wine produced in the State of Colorado. This includes the marketing of wines produced in Colorado as an asset to the state’s tourism program.

For a term expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Candice Mohr of Estes Park, to serve as a representative of an at large licensed winery (excise taxes), and occasioned by the resignation of Billie Jean Witham of Grand Junction, appointed.