Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Gov. Bill Ritter announced today he has named several Coloradans to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees, the Colorado Historic Preservation Review Board and the Juvenile Parole Board.
Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees:
Karen D. Wilde of Aurora will fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Patricia Noyes, for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2009. Wilde becomes the first American Indian appointee to theFort Lewis College board. Founded nearly 100 years ago, Fort Lewis began as a Native American boarding school. Today, it provides tuition waivers to American Indian students, offers a bachelor's degree in Native American and Indigenous Studies, and is home to theCenter of Southwest Studies.
Former state lawmaker Mark Larson, who represented House District 59 in southwestColorado from 1999 to 2007, for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2012.
Leonel B. Silva of Centennial, for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2012.
The nine-member board sets policy and oversees operations at Fort Lewis College inDurango. The appointments require Senate confirmation.
Colorado Historic Preservation Review Board:
(For terms expiring Jan. 2, 2011)
Bonnie J. Clark of Denver
Richard J. Cronenberger of Littleton
William M. King of Lafayette
Lee D. Merkel of Pueblo
Janet D. Ore of Fort Collins
Jackie A. Powell of Salida
Ann A. Pritzlaff of Castle Rock
The 15-member board approves National Register nominations, reviews state recommendations for national landmarks and provides general guidance to the state historic preservation officer. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.
Juvenile Parole Board:
Mary Beth Buescher of Grand Junction, to fill a vacacy caused by the resignation of Paul W. Nelson, for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.
The nine-member board, one of only six in the country, reviews parole-related issues for juveniles committed to the Department of Human Services. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

For more information about Colorado boards and commissions, or to obtain an application, visit the Boards and Commission website, e-mail boards@state.co.us, or call 303.866.6380.