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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
GOV. RITTER MAKES APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS
Gov.Bill Rittertoday announced the appointments of two dozen Coloradans to several boards and commissions.
Interstate Compact on EducationalOpportunityfor Military Children
Authorized by House Bill 08-1317, Gov. Ritter has appointed Fountain-Fort Carson Superintendent Cheryl Walker as the firstColoradocommissioner of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
Coloradois one of about 20 states to join the compact, which is designed to create common, standardized policies to help with school transfers and placements for military children who move frequently from state to state.
Each compact state appoints a commissioner who is that state's voting representative. The commissioner serves at the pleasure of the governor and the appointment does not require Senate confirmation.
ColoradoCommission on the Aging
(for terms expiring July 1, 2012)
Debera K. Stewart of Silt
Sheila Casey ofDurango
Stephen M. Bender offColorado Springs
Gretchen G. Cerveny of Wheat Ridge
Mark N. Shelton ofFort Collins
Karyn P. Leible ofThornton
Appointments to the 17-member commission are for four years and require Senate confirmation. The commission studies problems facingColorado's elder population and promotes the establishment of local programs to address those problems.
Ground Water Commission
Dennis W. Coryell ofBurlington, for a term expiring May 1, 2012
Larry W. Clever ofGrand Junction, for a term expiring May 1, 2012
Appointments to the 12-member commission are for four years and require Senate confirmation. The commission determines the boundaries of designated ground-water basins and considers well permit applications.
State Conservation Board
Patricia R. Meakins of Haxtun, re-appointed to a term expiring Dec. 31, 2012.
Appointments to the nine-member board do not require Senate confirmation. The board coordinates programs, training and the organization of eight state conservation districts and federal agencies.
CoverColorado Long-Term Funding Task Force
(for terms expiring July 1, 2009)
Pam M. Nicholson ofColorado Springs
Julie A. Hoerner ofDenver
James R. Hertzel of Parker
Per legislation, appointments to the 11-member task force expire on July 1, 2009, and do not require Senate confirmation. The task force will develop a plan for the long-term funding of CoverColorado to ensure its future financial health and viability. CoverColorado is a nonprofit entity created by the Colorado Legislature to provide medical insurance for eligibleColoradoresidents who, because of a pre-existing medical condition, are unable to get coverage from private insurers.
ColoradoBeef Council Authority Board of Directors
Tim E. Thatcher ofPueblo, for a term expiring July 1, 2012
Steven J. Williams ofGreeley, for a term expiring July 1, 2012
Appointments to the eight-member board are for four years and do not require Senate confirmation. The authority promotes the increased consumption ofColoradobeef, researches beef production methods, advancements and other matters with economic impacts on the beef industry.
Board of Trustees for theColoradoSchoolfor the Deaf and the Blind
(for terms expiring July 1, 2012)
John C. Dickinson ofLongmont
David S. Ek ofColorado Springs
Dr. Morris D. Ververs of Simla
David Dawson ofBoulder
Appoints to the seven-member board are for four years and require Senate confirmation. The board advises and consults with theColoradocommissioner of education regarding the management of the school and the education of its students.
ColoradoEducational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors
Beth Lamberson Warren ofDurango, for a term expiring June 30, 2012
Kent C. Veio ofDenver, for a term expiring June 30, 2012
Appointments to the seven-member board are for four years and require Senate confirmation. The authority issues bonds to provide affordable financing for educational and cultural buildings and equipment owned by nonprofit institutions.
Jack K. Pretti of Rifle, for a term expiring July 1, 2012
Mary Sharon Wells of Golden, for a term expiring July 1, 2012
Appointments to the five-member commission are for four years and require Senate confirmation. The commission regulates and supervises pari-mutuel wagering.
Paul E. Washington ofBoulder, for a term expiring July 1, 2011
Herrick K. Lidstone Jr. of Centennial, for a term expiring July 1, 2011
Appointments to the five-member board are for three years and require Senate confirmation. The board aids and advises theColoradosecurities commissioner in the crafting of rules, issuance of orders, formulation of policies, setting of fees and with other issues affecting the Colorado Division of Securities and securities regulations.