Gov. Appoints CO Parks and Wildlife Commission

July 10, 2012

Governor Hickenlooper announced on July 9, 2012 his 11 appointments to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. In addition, the Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources, Mike King, and the Commissioner of Agriculture, John Salazar, will continue to serve as ex officio members of the Commission. 

 Seven of the 11 appointees are reapppointments from the former Parks and Wildlife Commission.   The composition of the Commission (representation as shown below)  is specified in legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2012 and signed by the Governor on June 4.

Here is the Governor's Office press release:

DENVER ­— Monday, July 9, 2012 —* Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Board and Commission appointments today. The appointments were to the Parksand Wildlife Commission; the Colorado Natural Areas Council; and the Advisory Committee on Licensing of Child Care Facilities. TheParks and Wildlife Commission is responsible for perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, providing a quality state parks system and providing enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreations opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado natural resources. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2013 are: Jeanne Horne of Meeker, as a representative of sports persons and outfitters and west of the Continental Divide. James C. Pribyl of Boulder, as a member at large.

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2014 are: John Singletary of Pueblo, as a representative of sports persons. Kenneth “Mark” Smith of Center, as a member at large. Robert “Dean” Wingfield of Vernon, as a representative of agriculture.

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015 are: Christopher James Castilian of Denver, as a representative of outdoor recreation and utilizes parks resources. William G. Kane of Basalt, as a representative of outdoor recreation and utilizes parks resources. Gaspar Perricone of Denver, as a representative of sports persons.

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2016 are: Robert William Bray of Redvale, as a representative of agriculture and west of the Continental Divide. Michelle Zimmerman of Breckenridge, as a representative of a non-profit organization that promotes conservation and recognizes non-consumptive wildlife use, and west of the Continental Divide. James Vigil of Trinidad, as a representative of agriculture.

 
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