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Of the members initially appointed, the members appointed by the Governor shall each serve 2-year terms, the member appointed by the Chief Justice shall serve a 2-year term, the members appointed by the House and Senate Minority Leaders shall each serve 3-year terms, the members appointed by the Speaker and the President shall each serve 4-year terms, and the member jointly appointed by the President and the Speaker shall serve a 2-year term. Thereafter, members shall serve 4-year terms.

A vacancy occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, but for the remainder of the unexpired term only, except that these members must at all times consist of a member from each major political party in each house of the General Assembly and be appointed by the appropriate appointing authority, as appropriate, to ensure that a member from each major political party in each house is a member of the board. An appointed member shall be eligible for reappointment. Members of the board may be removed by the appointing authorities for cause, after a public hearing, and may be suspended by the appointing authority pending the completion of such hearing.

The members shall elect a chair and a vice-chair each year at a date, time, and location as designated by the Chair upon thirty (30) days written notice to each member of the Board of Directors. The members shall also elect a secretary and a treasurer, who need not be members of the board, and the same person may be elected to serve as both secretary and treasurer. The powers of the board may be vested in the officers from time to time. Five members shall constitute a quorum. No vacancy in the membership of the board shall impair the right of a quorum of the members to exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the board.

If the board determines that the authority has sufficient financial resources, each member of the board not otherwise in full-time employment of the state or a state official shall receive a per diem of $100 for each day actually and necessarily spent in the discharge of official duties, and all members shall receive reimbursement for travel and other necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of official duties.





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Chair (Elected 05/09/13) Todd, Nancy Denver 04/18/2013 04/18/2017 President of the Senate
Barnes, Todd Erie 10/30/2015 10/06/2019 Governor
Treasurer (Elected 05/30/14) Ryan, Tim Aurora 02/18/2012 10/06/2019 Governor
Smallwood, Jim Parker 12/19/2016 12/19/2018 Senator


Ryan, Christopher




Colorado Chief Justice

Van Winkle, Kevin Highlands Ranch 01/12/2015 08/05/2016 House Minority Leader
Singer, Jonathan Longmont 07/28/2015 07/28/2019 Speaker of the House
Fagan, Renny Denver 08/02/2013 08/02/2017 President of the Senate/Speaker of the House
Nachtrieb, Scott

Highlands Ranch

03/02/2015 10/06/2019 Governor


Colorado Channel Authority Board Member Biographies:

Representative Jonathan Singer has served House District 11 since January, 2012 when he was chosen to fill a vacancy in the Colorado House of Representatives. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of Public Health and Human Services, as well as sitting on the Appropriations and the Local Government Committees. Prior to his service in the Colorado House, Rep. Singer worked in Child and Adult Protection in Boulder County as well as with the Denver Office of Economic Development. Rep. Singer received his Master's in Social Work and BS in Psychology and Social Work from Colorado State University.He has volunteered on behalf of at risk families most of his life and he is married to Allison Barrett whom he met when they were both high school volunteers at the Boulder Public Library.

Christopher Ryan was appointed Clerk of the Colorado Supreme Court on May 23, 2011. He has also been the Clerk of the Colorado Court of Appeals since December 3, 2007. Ryan has worked in several positions for the Colorado Judicial Branch beginning as a Bailiff in the Denver District Court in 1990. Immediately prior to his appointment as Clerk of the Court of Appeals, Ryan served as a Senior Budget Analyst with the Colorado State Court Administrator's Office. Additionally, he was employed by the National Center for State Courts from 2001-2005 as a Senior Court Management Consultant. His work focused on the assessment of operations and caseflow management in the courts and the development and maintenance of workload assessment models for judges and court staff. Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado.

Todd Barnes is the Communications Director for the city of Thornton and has been the President of the Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance (CCUA) since 2010. He is also the Chair for the Colorado Municipal League’s Communications Managers section and on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Todd worked in broadcast journalism for much of the 1990’s, working for KUSA as a producer and later had his own production company working for several national networks on news and feature shows. Working with the PEG/Connected Colorado committee for CCUA, as well as the video production staffs for several CCUA communities, Todd has helped the CCUA provide the Connected Colorado video program to local government access channels. Todd graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/Communications. A Colorado native, Todd has lived in Arvada, Golden, Erie and Westminster.

Representative Kevin Van Winkle was elected in 2014. Representative Kevin Van Winkle is a small business owner in Highlands Ranch and a longtime advocate for free markets and the principles of liberty. Prior to serving in elected office, Rep. Van Winkle put his small business on hold during the legislative session to serve as the Senior Policy Analyst for the Colorado Senate Republicans. Rep. Van Winkle was born and raised in the Highlands Ranch area that he currently represents – it’s where he started his business and family. In his free time, Kevin is a proud member of a local Ice Hockey team and gets outside as often as possible to enjoy Colorado’s many hiking trails and camp grounds. He and his wife, Kelly, are founding members of Crosspoint Community Church in nearby Centennial, Colorado. Rep. Van Winkle serves on the House Finance Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. He joined the CCAB in January of 2015.

Senator Chris Holbert was elected in 2010 to represent the people of House District 44, which includes the communities of Parker, Lone Tree, Roxborough Park, and unincorporated portions of northern Douglas County. Chris' career has centered on trade association management with specific focus on executive leadership, marketing, communications, and government affairs. Now in business for himself, Chris provides consulting services to candidates and non-profit organizations. Since 2009, Chris has volunteered time to help members of various grassroots organizations better understand the process and structure of government. Chris advocates that knowledge, not anger, is the means by which positive change can be affected. Senator Holbert credits the Colorado Channel as an effective resource by which citizens can be informed and hold accountable those who are elected to represent them.
Tim Ryan is the assistant news director at 9NEWS in Denver, where he's worked since 1991. Tim manages the 9NEWS reporting staff and works with a team of news managers to coordinate coverage for the nine hours of live news produced each day by 9NEWS for KUSA Channel 9 and KTVD Channel 20. Tim is a proud graduate of both the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the University of Colorado-Denver, where he earned a master's degree in history. He was also named a 2006 Ethics Fellow at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, which provides continuing education and training to professional journalists from around the world. He grew up on a farm in northern Missouri, the youngest of eight children. Tim has held leadership positions with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), which organizes regional Emmy awards, as well as the Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council. He has been a guest speaker to journalism classes at the University of Colorado, Metropolitan State University, the University of Denver and the Community College of Denver, and has taught a course in TV news producing at the Poynter Institute. Tim and his wife Brenda live in Aurora with their three children.

Senator Nancy Todd was elected to the Senate in 2012. Senator Todd was a professional educator for twenty-five years in the Cherry Creek School District 5 and has lived in Aurora for over thirty years. She was named "Woman of the Year" by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in 2011. Senator Todd received her bachelor's in education from the University of Kansas in 1970 and a master's in reading from the University of Northern Colorado in 1990. She has been married to Terry, a retired teacher and retired Colonel in the Army Reserves. They have two grown married sons, three granddaughters, and a black Labrador Retriever who loves to recycle!

Scott Nachtrieb graduated from Buena Vista High School, spent 2 years in the US Army and then graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Political Science. He taught social studies at Manitou Springs High School. Scott joined the Colorado Legislative Council Staff as a committee staff member for House Agriculture and Senate State Affairs. In 1988, Scott joined the newly-created fiscal note team where he wrote fiscal notes on everything from transportation to elections. Scott became the office expert in computer technology and was appointed manager of the staff's computer support in 1999 where he designed automated database systems to track staff research, fiscal notes, and appointments to boards and commissions. He worked on the computer systems and geographic information systems for the 1990, 2000, and 2010 reapportionment efforts in Colorado. When Legislative Council staff was asked to investigate televising General Assembly proceedings Scott was assigned to lead the effort. His assistance helped shape the Colorado Channel into its current form.
Renny Fagan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Nonprofit Association. Renny joined the Association in March 2009. With almost 1,400 member nonprofit organizations statewide, the Association provides capacity building resources and technical assistance to members and advocates on behalf of the entire nonprofit sector. Previously, Fagan served as the State Director of Colorado-based staff for U.S Senator Ken Salazar and briefly for Senator Michael Bennet. Fagan was a Deputy Attorney General for Attorney Generals Ken Salazar and John Suthers, managing attorneys providing legal services to elected officials and state agencies. Under Gov. Roy Romer, Fagan was the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue. He began his public service as a three-term state legislator from El Paso County. A Colorado native, Fagan grew up in the Pikes Peak region and has resided in the Denver Metro area for the last 20 years.