New Colorado Boards and Commissions Appointments Announced

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Published Saturday, May 15, 2021

Air Quality Enterprise Board

The Air Quality Enterprise Board collects fees from stationary sources to support a variety of services that inform fee payer operations and to facilitate dialogue between fee payers and the community. The enterprise, through  the  department  and  contractors, funds science-based, unbiased air quality modeling, monitoring, assessment, data analysis, and research, and provides emission mitigation services when sought by fee payers.

for a term expiring January 1, 2024:

  • Charles Thomas Moore of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve as a member of the air quality research community with expertise in air quality monitoring and modeling, occasioned by the resignation of Amanda Brimmer of Broomfield, Colorado, appointed. 

Board of Assessment Appeals

The Board of Assessment Appeals hears property tax valuation cases in dispute between the property owner and the local property assessor or the state property tax administrator. Members shall have experience in property valuation and taxation and shall be public employees who are not subject to the state personnel system laws. 

for terms expiring July 1, 2021:

  • John Frederick De Rungs of Denver, Colorado, reappointed;
  • Ann Louesa Maricle of Denver, Colorado reappointed;
  • Amy J. Williams, MAI of Hayden, Colorado, a member engaged in agriculture, reappointed;
  • Valerie Carissa Bartell of Longmont, Colorado, reappointed;
  • Samuel McCullough Forsyth of Louisville, Colorado, reappointed.

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Commission

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Commission preserves and develops the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad for the education, enlightenment and enjoyment of future generations.

effective July 2, 2021 for a term expiring July 1, 2022:

  • William Gibbs of Durango, Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Dan Love of Granby, Colorado, appointed. 

Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund Board

The Board manages the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, which receives a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds. These proceeds are used to make investments through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission and award grants to local governments and land trusts. Funds are used for open space and wildlife habitat protection, species protection, environmental education programs, enhancements to state parks, trails, and local park and outdoor recreation projects. 

for terms expiring April 15, 2025:

  • Rick Palacio of Denver, Colorado, a Democrat and a resident of the First Congressional District, appointed; 
  • Craig Alan Hughes of Edwards, Colorado, a Democrat and a resident of the Third Congressional District, and west of the continental divide, appointed;
  • Brenda J. May of Lamar, Colorado, an Unaffiliated and a resident of the Fourth Congressional District, and representing agricultural interests, appointed;  
  • Antonio Felipe Rosendo of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a Democrat and a resident of the Fifth Congressional District, appointed; 
  • Patricia Glaser Imhoff of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a Democrat and a resident of the Sixth Congressional District, appointed; 
  • Thomas Mitchell Lee of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a Republican and a resident of the Sixth Congressional District, appointed; 
  • Carrie Nicole Curtiss of Golden, Colorado, a Democrat and a resident of the Seventh Congressional District, appointed. 

Opioid Crisis Recovery Funds Advisory Committee

The Opioid Crisis Recovery Funds Advisory Committee advises and collaborates with the department of law on uses of any custodial funds received by the state as the result of opioid-addiction-related litigation and for which the use of the funds is not predetermined or committed by court order or other action by a state or federal court of law.

for terms expiring at the Pleasure of the Governor:

  • Joshua Blum of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a member licensed to practice medicine, appointed;
  • Armand J. Potestio of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a member licensed to practice pharmacy, appointed;
  • Judy Solano of Pueblo, Colorado, to serve as a member licensed to practice as a nurse, appointed;
  • Curtis J. Hayes of Broomfield, Colorado, to serve as a member licensed to practice as a dentist, appointed;
  • Chase Kohne of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, to serve as a member licensed to practice as a veterinarian, appointed;
  • Ashley Alise Absmeier-Koppenhafer of Alamosa, Colorado, to serve as a member licensed as a physical therapist, appointed;
  • Jeffrey Gordon Kuhr of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a member representing a local public health agency, appointed;
  • Jessie K. Garcia of Pueblo, Colorado, appointed;
  • Jim Schoettler of Golden, Colorado, appointed;
  • James Anthony Mobley of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a member representing an advocacy organization, appointed;
  • Wendy Lee Buxton-Andrade of Lamar, Colorado, to serve as a member from the eastern plains from nominees submitted by statewide organizations representing counties, appointed;
  • Sue J. Hansen of Montrose, Colorado, to serve as a member from the western slopes from nominees submitted by statewide organizations representing counties, appointed;
  • Joseph Carrica III of Otero County, Colorado, to serve as a member from an association that represents behavioral health providers, appointed.

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