GOV. RITTER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Gov. Bill Ritter today announced appointments to a variety of statewide boards and commissions:

Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College

Richard G. Ballantine of Durango (reappointed), for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2001.

Board of Trustees for Western State College of Colorado

George H. Delaney of Castle Rock and Linda A. Morton of Littleton for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2011.

State Board of Parole

JoKatherine Holliman Page of Denver.

The State Board of Parole holds hearings and considers applications for parole, and conducts all proceedings involving revocation of parole. It has seven members who serve three-year terms.

Statewide Internet Portal Authority

The Hon. Ron May of Colorado Springs, for a term expiring June 1, 2011.

Energy Impact Assistance Advisory Committee

The Hon. Carl E. Miller of Leadville (reappointed) and Justin T. Clifford of Bayfield for terms expiring Aug. 24, 2011.

The Energy Impact Assistance Advisory Committee reviews the existing and potential impact of the development, processing, or energy conversion of mineral and fuel resources on various areas of the state. The committee then makes recommendations to the Department of Local Affairs to assist impacted areas.

Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit

Jacline L. Harriman of Colorado Springs to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Brent A. Neiser of Greenwood Village, for a term expiring Sept. 30, 2009.

Artiesha “Tish” L. Maes of Denver, Vincent G. Toenjes of Parker and Jose L. Vasquez of Highlands Ranch, for terms expiring Sept. 30, 2010.

The Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit advises and consults with the assistant attorney general concerning his powers under the consumer credit code. It has nine members who serve three-year terms.

Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission

The Hon. William L. Miller of Cedaredge, Christopher F. Sporl of Littleton, State Sen. Dan Gibbs of Silverthorne and William H. Ulfelder of Denver, for terms expiring Jan. 1, 2010.

Russell George of Rifle, Edward C. Nichols of Denver, Harris Sherman of Denver and Susan Kirkpatrick of Fort Collins, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

The Commission works with state and federal agencies, local byway organizations and public and private resources to assist in the development of byway management plans. The Commission also helps coordinate the budgeting process and allocation of federal, state and private funds for the purpose of byway improvement. It has up to 15 members who serve three-year terms.

State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners

Sherry “Beth” E. Giles of Centennial to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Jason B. Brinkley of Aurora, for a term expiring Sept. 12, 2010.

The State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners adopts rules and regulation, conducts examinations, and grants or denies licenses. All complaints are referred to the State Grievance Board.

Colorado Commission for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Kevan Worley of Colorado Springs, Evelyn Tileston of Craig, Dr. Nalin J. Mehta of Golden, Dr. Kara S. Hanson of Aurora and Peter O. Goshia of Longmont, for terms expiring Sept. 1, 2009.

Mark N. Wedgle of Westminster, Barbara Hopke Boyer of Arvada, Scott C. LaBarre of Denver,
David E. Bolin of Broomfield, Sammie McKay of Buena Vista, Julia M. Zanon of Denver, Julie M. Hunter of Denver, and Michelle L. Chacon of Arvada, for terms expiring Sept. 1, 2010.

The Commission was established in 2007 to make recommendations concerning the provision of services to aid individuals who are blind or visually impaired. It has no more than 15 members, who serve up to four-year terms.