Latest boards and commissions appointments by Governor Polis

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Published Thursday, October 10, 2019

Colorado Beef Council Authority Board of Directors

The Colorado Beef Council Authority 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

  • John Albert Scanga of Ault, Colorado, to serve as a processor, a distributor, and as an Unaffiliated, and occasioned by the resignation of Lily Edwards-Callaway of Fort Collins, Colorado, appointed.  

Broadband Deployment Board

The Board implements and administers the deployment of broadband service in unserved areas of the state by awarding grants from the Broadband Fund.

for terms expiring August 1, 2022

  • John C. Gavan of Paonia, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Lynn M.V. Notarianni of Lakewood, Colorado, appointed;
  • Charles Jeffrey Kraft of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade and occasioned by the resignation of Stephanie Copeland of Denver, Colorado, appointed.

Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority

The Authority works to develop and implement plans for water quality controls for the reservoir and surrounding waters in order to achieve and maintain water quality standards.  The Authority shall submit a plan within two years to the Water Quality Control Commission to make Cherry Creek Reservoir meet state water quality standards.

for terms expiring August 1, 2019

  • Bahman Hatami of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a member with background and professional training in water quality issues, appointed;
  • Thomas M. Downing of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a citizen or representative of an environmental organization interested in preserving water quality with members who use the reservoir or live within Cherry Creek Basin, appointed;
  • John Woodling, PhD of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a sportsperson or representative of a recreational organization with members who use the reservoir, reappointed.

Early Childhood Leadership Commission

In 2010, the Early Childhood Leadership Commission was formed to promote the coordination of policies and procedures that affect the health and well-being of Colorado children.  A bipartisan public-private partnership of state leaders and decision makers, the Commission seeks to improve outcomes for young children ages birth to eight and their families by advancing the alignment, coordination and efficiency of programs and services. 

for a term expiring July 1, 2022

  • Ryan Joseph Beiser of Cherry Hills, Colorado to serve as a representative of the business community, and occasioned by the resignation of Bruce L. Hoyt of Denver, Colorado, appointed;

for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor

  • Susan J. Steele of Aurora, Colorado to serve as a Co Chair representing business interests, appointed.

High Performance Transportation Enterprise

The High-Performance Transportation Enterprise was created to actively seek out opportunities for public-private partnerships for the purpose of completing surface transportation infrastructure projects.  The Transportation Enterprise pursues any available means of financing such surface transportation projects that will allow the efficient completion of the projects.

effective October 1, 2019 for terms expiring October 1, 2023: 

  • Cecil Augustin Gutierrez of Loveland, Colorado, a member who resides within the planning area of the north front range metropolitan planning organization, and who has professional expertise in transportation planning or development, local government, design-build contracting, public or private finance, engineering, environmental issues, or any other area that the Governor believes will benefit the board in the execution of its powers and performance of its duties, appointed;
  • Margaret Bowes of Dillon, Colorado to serve as a member who resides within the Interstate 70 mountain corridor, and who has professional expertise in transportation planning or development, local government, design-build contracting, public or private finance, engineering, environmental issues, or any other area that the Governor believes will benefit the board in the execution of its powers and performance of its duties, reappointed.

History, Culture, Social Contributions, and Civil Government in Education Commission

The History, Culture, Social Contributions, and Civil Government in Education Commission is established to make recommendations to the state board of education when the state board performs its scheduled six year review of education standard so that those standards and programs accurately reflect the history, culture, social contributions, and civil government of the United States and Colorado, including the contributions and influence of American Indians, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and the intersectionality of significant social and cultural features within these communities.

for terms expiring September 26, 2021

  • Andres Carlos Martinez of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, to serve as a member of the American Indian community, appointed;
  • Majel Boxer of Durango, Colorado, to serve as a member of the American Indian community, appointed;
  • Rafael Reyes Orona of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a member of the Latino community, appointed;
  • Brianna A. Buentello of Pueblo, Colorado, to serve as a member of the Latino community, appointed;
  • Samuel Leroy Turner II of Aurora, Colorado, to serve as a member of the African American community, appointed;
  • Phillana Hailemariam of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a member of the African American community, appointed;
  • Nooshin Farjadi of Westminster, Colorado, to serve as a member of the Asian American community, appointed;

for terms expiring September 26, 2023

  • Tung Thanh Pham of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, to serve as a member of the Asian American community, appointed;
  • Samuel Long of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, appointed;
  • Teresa Lynn Steele Thomson of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a member who is a teacher and holds an initial or professional teacher license pursuant to Article 60.4 of Title 22;
  • Blanche Mitchell Hughes of Timnath, Colorado, to serve as a member representing a large state institution of higher education, appointed;
  • Laura Jenelle Owens of Durango, Colorado, to serve as a member representing a smaller state institution on higher education, appointed;
  • Emma Rae Martinez of La Jara, Colorado, to serve as a member from an organization that represents either school superintendents or local school boards, appointed.

Petroleum Storage Tank Advisory Committee

The Petroleum Storage Tank Advisory Committee establishes procedures, practices and policies governing the process for applying to the underground storage tank fund.  The Fund reimburses eligible applicants for allowable costs in cleaning up petroleum contamination from petroleum storage tanks.

effective immediately for a term expiring October 16, 2021

  • Susan DeMeules of Westminster, Colorado, to serve as the designee of the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and occasioned by the resignation of Jane M. Bral of Franktown, Colorado, appointed;

effective October 16, 2019 for terms expiring October 16, 2022

  • Anthony Robert Congram, PE of Westminster, Colorado, to serve as a private citizen, reappointed;
  • Scott Douglas Paulson of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a representative of independent retail outlets, reappointed;
  • David Brett Redd of Whitewater, Colorado, to serve as a representative of companies that conduct corrective actions, appointed.

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 a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor

  • Thomas Bryan of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a state issuing authority, and occasioned by the resignation of Charles Kenneth Knight of Denver, Colorado, appointed.

Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission

The Hazardous Waste Commission makes rules and regulations for the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous waste in the State of Colorado.

for terms expiring August 1, 2022

  • Elizabeth Jane O'Connell Chapman, PhD of Aspen, to serve as a representative of the academic community and as a Democrat, reappointed;
  • Stephen Wendell Gillette of Berthoud, Colorado, to serve as a representative of local government, and as a Republican, reappointed.

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