Thursday, April 1, 2010


Gov. Bill Ritter today announced the appointment of several Coloradans to Boards & Commissions, including the newly created Colorado Statewide Interoperability Executive Council.

Colorado Transportation Commission
Trey Rogers to the Colorado Transportation Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2013. Rogers will serve as a commissioner from the 1st Transportation District.

Rogers is a lawyer with Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons in Denver. In addition to serving as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Governor’s Office, Rogers legal career has focused on public law and government as well as public policy development, regulatory and legislative solutions, and election law.

The 11-member 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 ensure that the preservation and enhancement of Colorado's environment, safety, mobility and economics is considered in the planning of all transportation projects. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

Colorado Interoperability Executive Council
Created through executive order in September 2009, the council’s mission is to create a statewide communication system that allows for effective public safety communications between jurisdictions. This will allow the jurisdictions to coordinate voice and data information critical to the mission of public safety.

The creation of this council is a part of the Public Safety Interoperable Communications State and National homeland security strategy.

The following 17 Coloradans have been appointed to the Council:
Mark E. Gamrat of Aspen representing the Northwest All Hazards Region
Gary R. Pasicznyk of Denver representing the North Central All Hazards Region
Pamela A. Monsees of Fort Morgan representing the Northeast All Hazards Region
Mark A. Mears of Pueblo West representing the Southern All Hazards Region
Christopher S. Johnson of La Junta representing the Southeast All Hazards Region
Steve Schroder of Hotchkiss representing the West All Hazards Region
Jeffrey J. Babcock of Alamosa representing the San Luis Valley All Hazards Region
Robert E. Ricketts of Colorado Springs representing the South Central All Hazards Region
Philip L. Campbell of Bayfield representing the Southwest All Hazards Region
Kimberleigh M. Coleman of Westminster representing the Governor’s Office of Information Technology.
Donald M. Naccarato of Pueblo representing the Colorado State Patrol
Michael G. Nugent of Englewood representing CDOT
Boris Naschansky of Littleton representing the Enhances Digital Access Communication System Users Group (EDACS)
Donald H. Qualman of Parker to serve as Chair of the Council

Additionally, Gov. Ritter announced the following appointments:

Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment Board
Michael W. Mitchell of Windsor for a term expiring December 13, 2011
Richard C. Zellen of Arvada for a term expiring December 13, 2012
Jerry L. Mosley of Golden, reappointed to a term expiring December 13, 2012

The seven-member board is responsible for promoting cost containment and risk management programs in the administration of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Appointments require Senate confirmation.

For more information about Colorado boards and commissions, or to obtain an application, visit the Boards and Commission website, e-mail, or call 303.866.6380.

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