Governor Polis announces boards and commissions appointments

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Published Sunday, September 26, 2021

988 Crisis Hotline Enterprise Board of Directors

In 2020, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. The Enterprise Board of Directors imposes a 988 surcharge and a prepaid wireless 988 charge, funds the 988 crisis hotline, and works with third parties to provide crisis outreach, stabilization, and acute care.

for terms expiring September 13, 2023:

Omar-Fara Norgaisse of Loveland, Colorado, appointed;

Lynn Notarianni of Lakewood, Colorado, appointed;

Christopher Delorey of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, appointed;

for terms expiring September 13, 2025:

Moe Keller of Denver, Colorado, appointed;

Tamara Pogue of Dillon, Colorado, appointed;

Adrienne Leonard of Broomfield, Colorado, appointed.

Arkansas River Compact

The Arkansas River Compact Administration was created to administer the provisions of the compact which was created with respect to the waters of the Arkansas river.  The administration shall co-operate each state charged with the administration of water rights and with federal agencies in the systematic determination and correlation of the facts as to the flow and diversion of the waters of the Arkansas river.

for a term expiring August 16, 2025:

Scott Alan Brazil of Pueblo, Colorado, a resident of, and water right owner, in water district 14 or 17, reappointed.

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, 2023:

Gerald L. Arnold of Englewood, Colorado, to serve as a representative of AFL-CIO, reappointed;

Gregory Meyers of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, reappointed;

Yvonne Myers of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, reappointed;

Ken Glenn Haptonstall of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the education sector, appointed;

Alexis Marrero of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the education sector, appointed;

Dharam Patel of Englewood, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;

for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

Patrick Meyers of Denver, Colorado, to serve as the Executive Director at the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, appointed.

Colorado Banking Board

The Board is the policy-making and rule-making authority for the Division of Banking, and has the authority to make final decisions with respect to the taking of possession, liquidation, or reorganization of banks.

 for a term expiring July 1, 2025:

Timothy Daly of Evergreen, Colorado, to serve as a representative of money transmitters, reappointed.

Colorado Medical Board

The Colorado Medical Board reviews applications for medical licenses.  In cases involving any professional or ethical violations of the Medical Practices Act, the board holds hearings and assists the state's district attorneys in the prosecution of all persons, firms, associations, or corporations charged with improper conduct.

for terms expiring May 3, 2025:

Julie Ann Cortez, PA of Pueblo, Colorado, to serve as a physician assistant, reappointed;

Robert Moghim, MD of Lone Tree, Colorado, to serve as a doctor of medicine, reappointed;

Scott Christopher Strauss, DO of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, to serve as a doctor of osteopathy, reappointed;

Christopher Aaron Bates, MD of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a doctor of medicine, appointed;

Jennifer Blair, MD of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a doctor of medicine, appointed.

Interstate Compact for Adult Offenders Supervision Commission

The Compact provides states the authority, accountability, and resources to track the supervision of offenders who move across state lines, thereby enhancing public safety and offender accountability.

for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

Andrew Zavaras of Westminster, Colorado, appointed.

Mined Land Reclamation Board

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

for terms expiring March 1, 2025:

Jill Nelson of Golden, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the mining industry, appointed;

Patrick Ortiz of Monte Vista, Colorado, to serve as an individual with substantial experience in conservation, appointed.

Pinnacol Assurance

The Pinnacol Assurance Board of Directors promulgates rules and regulations pertaining to the operation and administration of the Colorado Pinnacol Assurance Fund. 

for a term expiring January 1, 2025:

Andi Rugg of Denver, Colorado, to serve as an employee of an employer whose liability is insured by Pinnacol, occasioned by the resignation of Geraldine Ann Lewis-Jenkins of Denver, Colorado, appointed.

Police Officers Standards and Training Board

The Board oversees the certification of training programs, training academies and instructors of police officer candidates. The Board also certifies qualified peace officers.

 for terms expiring June 30, 2024:

Tonya Barnes of Elizabeth, Colorado, to serve as an active peace officer with the rank of sergeant or below, reappointed;

Anthony Mazzola of Meeker, Colorado, to serve as a county sheriff, reappointed;

Shawn Mobley of La Junta, Colorado, to serve as a county sheriff, reappointed;

Anthony Spurlock of Littleton, Colorado, to serve as a county sheriff, reappointed;

Rachel Esters of Placerville, Colorado, to serve as an active peace officer with the rank of sergeant or below, appointed;

Terrance Gordon of Thornton, Colorado, to serve as a chief of police, appointed;

David Martin of Brush, Colorado, to serve as a county sheriff, appointed.

Uravan Water Trust

The Uravan Water Trust protects lawful users of valid water rights in the San Miguel River System who have had their ability to use their water rights impaired as a result of milling operations, disposal practices, or remedial activities at the Uravan Uranium Facility.

 for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

James H. Grice III of Centennial, Colorado, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the passing of Leo M. Large, and to serve as a Trustee on behalf of the State of Colorado, appointed.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Control Commission

The Commission works to adopt air quality standards and rules pertaining to the reservation air program

for a term expiring July 1, 2024:

Rebecca Austin of Durango, Colorado, appointed.

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