July 31, 2014

Governor Hickenlooper Makes Several Board and Commission Appointments

On Friday, August 26, 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper announced his appointments to several Boards and Commissions. The appointments were made to the Colorado Council on the Arts, the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council, the Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors, and the State Board of Human Services.

The Colorado Council on the Arts works to stimulate and encourage the development of the arts and humanities throughout the state. The members appointed:

  • Commissioner Robert K. Hammond of Erie; term to expire July 1, 2012.
  • Kimberly Harrell of Aurora; reappointed, term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Allison Cowan Sarmo of Grand Junction; term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • David Anthony Boger of Denver; term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Claire Oberon Garcia of Colorado Springs; term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Kyle Zeppelin of Denver; term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Robert B. Clasen of Denver; appointed to serve as chair.

The State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council advises the Department of Public Health and Environment on emergency medical and trauma services programs. The members appointed, with terms to expire July 1, 2014, are:

  • Daniel J. Noonan of Durango, a fire chief of a service that provides pre-hospital care in a rural area and a Republican, reappointed.
  • Dr. Eugene M. Eby of Greenwood Village, an emergency board-certified physician and a Democrat, reappointed.
  • Randal Dean Lesher of Loveland, representing a government provider of pre-hospital care and a Republican, reappointed.
  • Linda L. Joseph of Moffat, a county commissioner from a rural county and a Democrat, reappointed.
  • Dr. Walter L. Biffl of Denver, a board-certified surgeon providing trauma care at a Level 1 trauma center and a Democrat, reappointed.
  • Fred L. Morrison of Gypsum, an officer or employee of a public provider of pre-hospital care and Unaffiliated, appointed.
  • Dr. David Alexander Dreitlein of Montrose, an officer or employee of a private provider of pre-hospital care and a Republican.
  • Travis C. Polk of LaSalle, a trauma nurse coordinator and Unaffiliated.
  • Robert Carl Hudgens of Pueblo, a member of the general public from an urban area and Unaffiliated.

The Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors sets and administers policies regarding expenditures for promoting travel and tourism in the state. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed are:

  • Troy Allan Rarick of Fruita, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of James E. Durr, and to serve as a representative of tourism-related retail industry, small community, and small business; term to expire June 1, 2012.
  • Timothy H. Wolfe of Littleton, a representative of the hotel, motel, and lodging industry; reappointed, term to expire June 1, 2015.
  • Edwin A. Garcia of Aurora, a representative of tourism-related transportation industries; term to expire June 1, 2015.
  • Lawrence R. DiPasquale of Greenwood Village, a representative of the food, beverage, and restaurant industry; term to expire June 1, 2015.

The State Board of Human Services adopts policies, rules, and regulations for the administration of the Department of Human Services. The members appointed are:

  • Stephen W. Johnson of Fort Collins, to serve as a county commissioner; term to expire March 1, 2015.
  • David A. Ervin of Colorado Springs, to serve as a public member; term to expire March 1, 2015.
  • Youlon D. Savage of Denver, to serve as a public member; reappointed, term to expire March 1, 2015.
  • Dave Long of New Raymer, to serve as a county commissioner; reappointed, term to expire March 1, 2015.
  • Samuel Pace of Crestone, to serve as a county commissioner; reappointed, term to expire March 1, 2015.
  • Catherine Anne Silburn of Lakewood, to serve as a public member and occasioned by the resignation of Karen M. Studen; term to expire March 1, 2013.

The full press release from the Governor’s Office concerning these board and commission appointments can be found here.

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