Governor Polis announces more boards and commissions appointments

PROMO 64J1 People - Jared Polis Colorado Governor Politician
Published Tuesday, July 30, 2019

State Board of Accountancy

The Board regulates public accountants and reviews applications, gives examinations, grants certificates and permits, and acts on complaints against certified public accountants.

for a term expiring August 1, 2023:

  • Christine Zurilgen Joyeux Noel of Lakewood, Colorado, to serve as a certified public accountant, reappointed. 

Colorado Commission on the Aging

The Commission conducts studies and encourages other organizations to conduct studies of the problems of the state's elder people. The Commission works to promote and aid in the establishment of local programs and services for the aging and aged.

for a term expiring July 1, 2023:

  • Jimmy Dewayne Collins of Las Animas, Colorado, to serve as a Republican from the Fourth Congressional District, appointed. 

Board of Directors of the Auraria Higher Education Center

The Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors manages the operational affairs of the three-school Auraria campus.

for a term expiring July 13, 2022:

  • Randy Thelen of Denver, Colorado, appointed.  

Behavioral Health Access to Care Ombudsman

To assist consumers in accessing care for behavioral health, requiring the commissioner of insurance to report on compliance of mental health parity laws.  The office shall operate with full independence and has complete autonomy, control and authority over operations, budget and personnel decisions related to the office and ombudsman.

for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Aubrey Estelle Boggs of Aurora, Colorado, to serve as the Governor's designee as Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care and to serve as Director of the Office, appointed.

Business Experiential Learning Commission

The Business Experiential-Learning Commission develops, evaluates and implements a systemic solution for integrated work-based education and training to meet the needs of Colorado's economy. The Commission focuses on three main areas: engaging business involvement in educating and training students and workers in partnership with the State's K-16 education system, workforce system and related civic agencies; creating a digital badging system to provide the opportunity for students, interns, apprentices and workers to document skills they have obtained in the  workplace, and to share that information with the K-16 system to support curriculum development; and leveraging existing resources to create a portal of information to connect students, job-seekers, schools, employers and civic agencies with experiential learning, training opportunities and careers.

for terms expiring June 9, 2021:

  • Joanne Boyko Bettinger of Littleton, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Philip B. Kalin of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, reappointed;
  • Yvonne Diana Myers of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Gerald Lee Arnold of Englewood, Colorado, to serve as a representative of Colorado AFL-CIO, appointed;
  • Zaneta Kelsey of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Gregory Meyers of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Suzanne Cordova of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the education sector, appointed;
  • Demetri Munn of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the education sector, appointed.

Child Support Commission

The 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 terms expiring July 7, 2023:

  • Honorable Angela Rose Arkin of Castle Rock, Colorado, to serve as an interested party, reappointed;
  • Joel Borgman of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a child support liaison to the judicial department, appointed;
  • MariaJose Delgado of Denver, Colorado, to serve as an interested party, appointed;
  • Jessica Kovats of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a parent representative, appointed;
  • Chardele Robert of Denver, Colorado, to serve as an interested party, appointed;
  • Tracy Marie Rumans of Castle Rock, Colorado, to serve as an interested party, appointed;
  • Jennifer Shackelford of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as an interested party, appointed.

CollegeInvest Board of Directors

CollegeInvest is a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.  CollegeInvest administers the state of Colorado's 529 college savings programs and students studying in- and out-of-state.

for terms expiring July 31, 2023:

  • Martha "Marti" J. Awad, CFP(r), CFA of Denver, Colorado, reappointed;
  • Vincent Edward Bowen, III of Denver, Colorado, appointed;
  • Douglas W. Lyon of Durango, Colorado, reappointed.

Council on Creative Industries

The Council works to stimulate and encourage the development of the arts and humanities throughout the state.  The Council also looks at public interest in the arts and ways to increase public participation.

for terms expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Timothy Wayne Schultz of Denver, Colorado, and to serve as Chair, reappointed;
  • Helanius J. Wilkins of Boulder, Colorado, appointed;
  • Mizraim Samuel Cordero of Commerce City, Colorado, appointed.

Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

The General Assembly created the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice--a commission comprised of experts in criminal justice, corrections, mental health, drug abuse, victims' rights, higher education, juvenile justice, local government, and other pertinent disciplines to engage in an evidence-based analysis of the criminal justice system in Colorado and annually report to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.

for terms expiring June 30, 2022:           

  • William Charles Kilpatrick of Golden, Colorado, to serve as a representative from a police department, reappointed;
  • Sheriff Matt Lewis of Grand Junction, Colorado to serve as a representative from a sheriff's department, appointed;
  • Priscilla Gartner of Denver, Colorado to serve as representative of juvenile justice, appointed.

Colorado Health Facilities Authority Board of Directors

The purpose of the Colorado Health Facilities Authority is to enable health institutions in the state to refund or refinance outstanding indebtedness and to provide additional facilities and structures which are needed to promote the health and welfare of the people of the state. 

for terms expiring June 30, 2023:

  • Jason Dennis Portz of Durango, Colorado, an Unaffiliated, appointed;
  • John Lester Vigil of Pueblo, Colorado, an Unaffiliated, reappointed.

Electronic Recording Technology Board

The Electronic Recording Technology Board is charged with developing and modernizing electronic filing systems by creating a strategic plan that incorporates the core goals of assuring the security, accuracy and preservation of public records required to be maintained by a clerk and recorder. The Board also determines functionality standards for these electronic filing systems, issues requests for proposal for electronic filing system equipment and software, develops best practices for electronic filing systems, provides training to clerk and recorders related to electronic filing, and awards grants and prepares reports in accordance with Section 24-21-404 and Section 24-21-406.

for a term expiring July 1, 2021:

  • Robert Landers Howe of Edwards, Colorado, to serve as a representative from the title industry, appointed.

Governmental Accounting

The Advisory Committee on Governmental Accounting assists the auditor in formulating and prescribing a classification of accounts which will be uniform for every level of local government with exceptions (population, etc). 

for terms expiring May 18, 2023:

  • Carrie Bartow of El Paso, Colorado, to serve as a representative of special services districts, appointed;
  • Brenda Richey of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a representative of city and county government, appointed;
  • James Edward Rae of Windsor, Colorado, to serve as a certified public accountant, reappointed.

Colorado Commission on Higher Education

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education sets policies for all state-supported institutions of higher education.

for a term expiring July 1, 2023:

  • Sarah Kendall Hughes of Edwards, Colorado, a resident of the Third Congressional District and a Democrat, appointed.

Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission

The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission adopts and enforces rules and regulations for the establishment and operation of gambling in the Colorado towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek.

for a term expiring July 1, 2020:

  • Shawn Louis Coleman of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a member from the Second Congressional District, a representative of registered electors, and as a Democrat, and occasioned by the resignation of the Honorable Cynthia D. Mares of Centennial, Colorado, appointed;

 for terms expiring July 1, 2023:

  • Kelly Kleven of Pueblo, Colorado, to serve as a member from the Third Congressional District, as a representative of certified public accountants and corporate finance, and as a Republican, appointed;
  • Barbara Lorraine Albert of Englewood, Colorado, to serve as a member from the Sixth Congressional District, as an attorney, and as an Unaffiliated, appointed.

Colorado Lottery Commission

The Colorado Lottery Commission governs the operation of the lottery and conducts hearings on granting or suspending licenses for lottery sales. 

for a term expiring July 1, 2023:

  • William John Clayton of Littleton, Colorado, to serve as a representative of law enforcement and as an Unaffiliated, reappointed.

State Board of Pharmacy

The State Board of Pharmacy examines applicants, holds disciplinary hearings to issue and revoke pharmaceutical licenses and inspects pharmacies.

for terms expiring July 1, 2023:

  • James Michael Hansen of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a licensed pharmacist, and as a Republican, reappointed;
  • Brian Christopher Gonzales of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a non-pharmacist, and as a Democrat, reappointed;
  • Kristen Nicole Wolf of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a licensed pharmacist, and as a Republican, appointed;
  • Casey Frank of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a non-pharmacist, and as an Unaffiliated, appointed.

State Plumbing Board

The State Plumbing Board grants licenses to plumbers, and amends and enforces rules and regulations for the examination and licensure of plumbers.

for terms expiring July 1, 2023:

  • Kevin Thomas Roy of Littleton, Colorado, to serve as a representative of general contractors and as an Unaffiliated, appointed;
  • Noreen H. McMahon of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to serve as an at large member, reappointed.

Private Activity Bond Allocations Committee

The Committee reviews requests and makes recommendations to the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs on the distribution of industrial development bonds.

for terms expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Forrest Harley Neuerburg of Monte Vista, Colorado, to serve as a municipal or county official, reappointed;
  • Becky Gray of Salida, Colorado, to serve as a municipal or county official, appointed;
  • Virgil Elbert Turner of Montrose, Colorado, to serve as a municipal or county official, and as a member west of the Continental Divide, appointed;

for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Richard M. Garcia of Denver, Colorado, to serve as and represent the Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs, appointed.

Securities Board

The board aids and advises the securities commissioner in the promulgation of rules, issuance of orders, formulation of policies, the setting of fees and with other issues affecting the division of securities and securities regulation in the state.

for a term expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Nilsa Guerrero-Mahon of Brighton, Colorado, to serve as a certified public accountant, appointed.

Environmental Control Commission

The Commission works to adopt air quality standards and rules pertaining to the reservation air program. For further information, please review the Colorado State Statute 25-7-1303.

for a term expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Peter McCormick of Durango, Colorado, reappointed

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