03-11-19 Colorado Governor Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Colorado Governor Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

DENVER — Governor Polis has announced Boards and Commissions Appointments including:

State Agricultural Commission

The Commission formulates policy with respect to the management of the Department of Agriculture. The Commission also advises and makes recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly.

for a term expiring March 1, 2023:

  • Kathryn Bedell of Grand Junction, Colorado, a Democrat, from the Fourth Agricultural District, to serve as a member from the State at-large, appointed;

  • Segundo Diaz of Alamosa, Colorado, a Republican, from the Third Agricultural District, reappointed;

  • George Whitten, of Saguache, Colorado, a Democrat, from the Third Agricultural District, to serve as a member from the State at-large, appointed;

  • Colleen Peppler of Platteville, Colorado, a Democrat, from the Second Agricultural District, to serve as a member from the State at-large, appointed;

  • Brant Harrison, of Palisade, Colorado, a Republican, from the Fourth Agricultural District, reappointed.

Children’s Trust Fund Commission

The Colorado Children’s Trust Fund Board provides funding to programs around the State of Colorado that focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  The primary goals of the Board are to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect for Colorado’s children and to reduce the need for state intervention in child abuse prevention and education.

effective November 27, 2018 for terms expiring November 7, 2021:

  • Stephanie Villafuerte, JD of Evergreen, Colorado, to serve as a member with knowledge of child abuse prevention, appointed;

  • Bridget Burnett, PsyD of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a member with knowledge of child abuse prevention, appointed.

Energy Impact Assistance

The Energy Impact Assistance Advisory Committee reviews the existing and potential impact of the development, processing or energy conversion of mineral and fuel resources on various areas of the state.  The Committee then makes recommendations to the Department of Local Affairs to assist impacted areas.

for a term expiring August 24, 2020:

  • Jamie Linell Harkins of Boulder, Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Hon. Cari Hermacinski of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, appointed.

Energy Research Authority

The Authority shall direct the allocation of State matching funds to the extent required to support one or more activities or proposals of the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, which consists of Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, for federal energy research funding and energy-related research funding from federal agencies and other public and private entities.

for a term expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Michelle Hadwiger of Denver, Colorado, reappointed.

Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise

The Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board is responsible for working with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Medical Services Board to develop the hospital provider fee model, monitor the implementation of House Bill 09-1293, help with the preparation of annual reports on this program, and ensure that the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) eligibility expansions are implemented as intended.

for a term expiring May 15, 2019:

  • Brent Bowman of Denver, Colorado, to serve as representative of a statewide organization of health insurance carriers, and occasioned by the resignation of Thomas A. Rennell of Englewood, Colorado, appointed.

Mined Land Reclamation

The board meets to carry on a continuing review of the problems of mining and land reclamation in Colorado.

for a term expiring March 1, 2023:

  • Eleanor Irene Wareham-Morris of Breckenridge, Colorado, an individual with substantial experience in the mining industry, appointed;

  • John William Singletary of Pueblo, Colorado, an individual with substantial experience in the agricultural industry, reappointed.

Parks and Wildlife Commission

The Parks and Wildlife Commission is responsible for perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, providing a quality state parks system and providing enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado natural resources.

for a term expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Taishya Rashaan Adams of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a representative of outdoor recreation and utilization of parks resources and occasioned by the resignation of James George Spehar of Grand Junction, Colorado, appointed;

for terms expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Eden Vardy of Aspen, Colorado, to serve as a representative of agriculture, appointed;

  • Charles Fredrick Garcia of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of sports persons, appointed;

  • Luke B. Schafer of Craig, Colorado, to serve as a member at large, appointed.

Regional Air Quality Committee

The Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Air Quality Council is the lead agency for air quality planning with the responsibility to prepare air quality plans for the Denver metropolitan region to demonstrate and ensure long-term compliance with federal air quality standards.

for a term expiring April 30, 2019:

  • Marcia Kirsh Kohler of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a representative of appropriate land use planning experience, appointed;

for a term expiring April 30, 2022:

  • Steven Hawes Arnold of Littleton, Colorado, to serve as a representative of broad public interest, appointed;

  • Ryan Joseph Hurst of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a representative of an automotive-related business, appointed;

  • Jaqueline Ann Millet from Lone Tree, Colorado, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metro region, reappointed;

  • Kendra Alexis Black of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of local government in the Denver metro region, appointed

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