07-15-16 CO Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments..

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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, July 15, 2016 Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Beef Council Authority Board of Directors, the Child Support Commission, the Colorado Student Leaders Institute Executive Board, the Conservation Easement Oversight Commission, the Public Employees Retirement Benefit Plans (PERA), the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, the Statewide Supplemental Online and Blended Learning Program Review Committee, and the Workforce Development Council.

The Colorado Beef Council Authority Board of Directors works to promote the increased consumption of Colorado beef. The Board researches beef production methods, advancements and other matters with economic impacts upon the beef industry and makes this information available to interested parties.

For a term expiring July 1, 2020:

  • Sallie R. Miller of Briggsdale, to serve as a cattle grower and a Republican, reappointed.

The Child Support Commission reviews the child support guidelines and is required to issue a report every four years to the Governor and the General Assembly of the results of the review of child support guidelines and any recommended statutory changes.

For a term expiring July 7, 2017:

  • Hon. Marianne Marshall Tims of Littleton, to serve as a representative of the judiciary and occasioned by the resignation of the Honorable Rachel Leone Beard of Frederick, appointed;

for terms expiring July 7, 2020:

  • Jeffrey Dale Ball of Colorado Springs, to serve as an interested party, appointed;

  • Shannon E. Domaille, CPA, ABV, CFF of Denver, to serve as a certified public accountant, appointed;

  • Meghan Kathleen Loftus of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Bar Association, appointed;

  • Alvin F. Tafoya of Denver, to serve as an interested party, appointed.

The Colorado Student Leaders Institute Executive Board oversees the Colorado Student Leaders Institute. The Institute operates a competitive residential summer academic pilot program through the summer of 2019 for students who are entering tenth or eleventh grade in the coming fall semester. Students attend four weeks of college level classes, lectures and seminars, as well as enrichment activities, including concerts and theatrical productions.

For a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Tonya Covarrubias of Brighton, to serve as the designee for the Colorado Department of Higher Education, appointed;

for a term expiring July 7, 2017:

  • Sean Precious, M.Ed. of Denver, to serve as a person who is employed as an educator in a high school in Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Kristin Engel Waters of Denver, appointed;

for terms expiring July 7, 2018:

  • Christena Estes Faraci of Denver, to serve as a person from the community who has an interest or experience in education, reappointed;

  • Jason Lauvane Hanson of Denver, to serve as a person employed as teaching faculty or administrator at an institution of higher education in Colorado, reappointed;

  • Darren Louis Spreeuw of Denver, to serve as a person from the community who has an interest or experience in education, reappointed;

  • Brian David Yates of Buena Vista, to serve as a person who is employed as an educator in a high school in Colorado in a rural school district, reappointed.

The Conservation Easement Oversight Commission reviews applications for conservation easement holder certification and reviews 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.

For terms expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Edwin Michael Rosser of Aurora, to serve as a representative of an historic preservation organization with experience in easements on properties of historical significance, appointed;

  • Michael Edward Whiting of Pagosa Springs, to serve as a representative from a statewide or national land trust, 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.

For a term expiring July 10, 2020:

  • Roger P. Johnson, CPA 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 Republican, reappointed.

The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging studies and produces a comprehensive strategic action plan on aging in Colorado through the year 2030. The Planning Group examines the impact, both positive and negative, of the aging demographic shift on the economy, workforce, businesses, market-based products and services; State and local revenue budgets and fiscal policies; Medicaid and other safety-net programs and the collateral impact on other nonrelated State programs; family caregiving and public and private options for long-term care, services and support; federal entitlement reforms; transportation services and infrastructure.

For a term expiring August 1, 2019:

  • Anthony C. Tapia of Denver, to serve as a representative of nonprofit organizations representing or advocating for older adult populations, and occasioned by the resignation of Barbara Gurwitz Raynor of Denver, appointed.

The Statewide Supplemental Online and Blended Learning Program Review Committee is charged with designing and implementing a statewide plan for increasing the availability of supplemental online educational courses and blended learning for school districts, charter schools and boards of cooperative educational services.

For a term expiring July 8, 2019:

  • Kevin Croghan of Denver, to serve as an individual who has experience with supplemental online education or blended learning, appointed.

The Workforce Development Council consists of representatives of the business community and state agencies. The Council, in consultation with the business community and state agencies, shall advise the governor on matters regarding the employment and training needs of the state and on workforce development plans and strategy.

For a term to expire at the Pleasure of the Governor:

  • Catherine “Katy” Quigley Anthes, Ph.D. of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Department of Education, and as a nonvoting ex-officio member and occasioned by the resignation of Robert K. Hammond of Erie, appointed.

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