Monday, September 15, 2008


Gov. Bill Ritter today announced appointments to several boards and commissions, including the Board of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Civil Rights Commission and Autism Commission.
Board of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
James C. Pribyl of Boulder, for a term expiring June 30, 2012
Gary A. Butterworth of Colorado Springs, for a term expiring June 30, 2012
Laurie A. Mathews of Denver, for a term expiring June 30, 2012
Appointments to the five-member board are for four years and require Senate confirmation. The board is responsible for maintaining a system of state park and recreation areas, planning, and distributing available recreation funds on a matching basis to political subdivisions of the state.
Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Isaiah "Ike" Kelley Jr. of Denver, for a term expiring March 13, 2012
Diann L. Rice of Fruita, for a term expiring March 13, 2012
Appointments to the seven-member commission are for four years and require Senate confirmation. The Commission investigates complaints and conducts hearings concerning alleged discrimination in employment and other areas, and promotes good will and cooperation among different racial, religious and ethnic groups across the state.
Colorado Autism Commission
Larry B. Beckner of Grand Junction
Heidi Bimmerle of Golden
Michelle B. Cason of Westminster
Bruce H. Cline of Littleton
Stephen D. Fretz of Vail
Jessica N. Frost of Parker
Liz C. Fuselier of Denver
Kathy. O. Grant of Denver
Chris M. Habgood of Lakewood
David B. Hatfield of Monument
Sharon S. Jacksi of Lyons
Barry L. Jackson of Highlands Ranch
Nathan P. Johansen of Westminster
Elizabeth R. Lehman of Denver
Kathleen Leszcynski of Lafayette
Barbara D. Ramsey of Denver
Janet L. Rasmussen of Boulder
Ann M. Reynolds of Denver
Cordelia R. Rosenberg of Denver
Kathleen D. Watters of Englewood
Peter J. Weinberg of Denver
Christina H. Wu of Greenwood Village
Terms for the 24-member commission expire Oct. 1, 2009, and do not require Senate confirmation. The commission was created pursuant to Senate Bill 08-163 to examine gaps in services and devise a 10-year strategy to serve those with autism, their caretakers and their families.
For additional information about the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions, including details about how to obtain an application, please contact the office by clicking here, emailing, or calling 303.866.6380.