Colorado Governor Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Colorado State Fair Authority Board of Commissioners

The Colorado State Fair Authority Board of Commissioners is a corporate body, a political subdivision of the state. The Board directs and supervises the Colorado State Fair and Industrial Exposition.  The Fair is held annually at Pueblo for the display of livestock and agricultural, horticultural, industrial, mining, recreational, educational and scientific products of the State of Colorado.

for terms expiring November 1, 2024:

  • Erin Michalski of Breckenridge, Colorado, an Unaffiliated from the Western Slope and the Second Congressional District, and a member with substantial experience in agriculture or in the activities of 4-H clubs, appointed; 
  • Nicole Weathers of Yuma, Colorado, a Republican from the Fourth Congressional District, and a member with substantial experience in agriculture or in the activities of 4-H clubs, appointed.

Board of Trustees for Adams State University


The Board of Trustees for Adams State University makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

effective December 31, 2020 for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

  • Honorable Pamela Sue Bricker of Del Norte, Colorado, an Unaffiliated, reappointed;
  • Amanda DeLaRosa of Denver, Colorado, a Democrat, appointed;
  • Arthur M. Ortegon of Castle Rock, Colorado, a Republican, appointed.

Board of Trustees for Colorado Mesa University

The Board of Trustees for Colorado Mesa University makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

effective December 31, 2020 for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

  • David Foster of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a Democrat, appointed;
  • Alison Ream Griffin of Lafayette, Colorado, to serve as a Republican, reappointed;
  • Lori Buck of Fruita, Colorado, to serve as a Republican, appointed. 

Board of Trustees for the Colorado School of Mines

The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

effective December 31, 2020 for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

  • Jesus Juan Salazar of Denver, Colorado, a Democrat who is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, reappointed;
  • Bruce Eric Grewcock of Omaha, Nebraska, a Republican who is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, appointed;
  • Judith Zee Steinberg of Aspen, Colorado, a Democrat who is not a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, appointed.

Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College

The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College makes policy for the school and oversees its operation. 

effective December 31, 2020 for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

  • Ernest Domingo House, Jr. of Aurora, Colorado, to serve as an Unaffiliated, reappointed;
  • Richard C. Kaufman of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a Democrat, reappointed; 
  • Julia Levy Duvall of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a Democrat, appointed.

Board of Trustees for Metropolitan State University of Denver

The Board of Trustees for Metropolitan State University of Denver makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

effective December 31, 2020 for a term expiring December 31, 2024:

  • Michael Kopp of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a Republican, appointed.

Board of Trustees for the University of Northern Colorado

The Board of Trustees for the University of Northern Colorado makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

effective December 31, 2020 for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

  • Richard Lee Monfort of Greeley, Colorado, to serve as a Republican, reappointed;
  • Patricia Barela Rivera of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a Democrat, reappointed.

Board of Trustees for Western State Colorado University

The Board of Trustees for Western State Colorado University makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

effective December 31, 2020 for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

  • Theresa Marie Szczurek of Boulder, Colorado, a Democrat, appointed;
  • Annelise Mae Loevlie of Golden, Colorado, an Unaffiliated, appointed. 

Colorado State Historic Preservation Review Board

The Historic Preservation State Review Board approves national register nominations.  The Board also reviews the State Historic Preservation Officer’s recommendations for national landmarks and provides general advice, guidance and professional recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer in carrying out the duties and responsibilities authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act.

effective January 1, 2021 for terms expiring January 1, 2023:

  • John C. Gritts of Golden, Colorado, to serve as a member of the public, reappointed; 
  • Michelle Slaughter, RPA of Edgewater, Colorado, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of prehistoric archaeology, reappointed;
  • Margaret Ann Van Ness of Golden, Colorado, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of historic archaeology, reappointed;
  • Jennifer Susan Wahlers, MHP of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of architectural history, reappointed;
  • Robert Allen Nauman, PhD of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of architectural history, appointed;
  • Tina Bishop, RLA, ASLA of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a member of the public, appointed;
  • Jane Crisler, AIA, LEED AP, of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of architecture, appointed;
  • Haley Harms of Otis, Colorado, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of history, appointed.

Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors

The Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors sets and administers policies regarding expenditures from the Colorado Travel and Tourism Fund created in 24-49.7-106 for promoting travel and tourism and related activities that benefit the state.

for a term expiring June 1, 2022:

  • Alexander John Boian of Erie, Colorado, to serve as an at-large member from tourism based industries, and occasioned by the resignation of Kieran Cain of Lafayette, Colorado, appointed.

Juvenile Parole Board

The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, one of six in the country, grants, denies, modifies, suspends or revokes parole for juvenile delinquents committed to the Department of Human Services.

for a term expiring November 15, 2022:

  • Jared Steven Prochnow of Fruita, Colorado, to serve as a member of the public at-large, and occasioned by the resignation of Michael Anthony Rodriguez of Aurora, Colorado, appointed.

Pinnacol Assurance Board of Directors

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

effective January 1, 2021 for a term expiring January 1, 2024:

  • Akasha Absher of Denver, Colorado, to serve as an employer whose liability is insured by Pinnacol, occasioned by the resignation of Fiona Elizabeth Arnold of Denver, Colorado, appointed;

effective January 1, 2021 for terms expiring January 1, 2026:

  • Barbara Mellman Davis of Denver, Colorado, to serve as the representative with experience in finance or investments, but not an employer whose liability insurance is insured by Pinnacol, reappointed;
  • Geraldine Ann Lewis-Jenkins of Denver, Colorado, to serve as an employee of an employer whose liability is insured by Pinnacol, reappointed.

Transportation Commission

The Transportation Commission formulates general policy for the Colorado Department of Transportation with respect to the management, construction and maintenance of public highways and other transportation systems in the state.  The Commission also works to assure that the preservation and enhancement of Colorado’s environment, safety, mobility and economics is considered in the planning of all transportation projects.

for a term expiring July 1, 2023:

  • Elizabeth Hickey, JD of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a commissioner from the Ninth Transportation District, and occasioned by the resignation of Irving Halter of Colorado Springs, Colorado, appointed.

Urban Drainage and Flood Control Districts

The Urban Drainage and Flood Control Districts Board of Directors assists local governments in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of multi-jurisdictional drainage and flood control projects. Four members of the 23-member board are mayors from Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder and Jefferson counties.

effective January 31, 2021 for a term expiring January 31, 2023:

  • Honorable William Joseph Starker of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, reappointed.

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.