Grand Junction residents appointed to state boards

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has appointed five Grand Junction residents to state boards.

Erika Hoy and Crystal Kisselburgh, were appointed to the State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners. Hoy serves on the board as a certified addiction counselor and Kisselburgh a licensed addiction counselor. The board adopts rules and regulations, conducts examinations, and grants or denies licenses for addiction counselors.

Laurian Unnevehr was appointed to the Food Systems Advisory Council. A retired agricultural economist, she will serve on the council as an academic specialist. She succeeds Nicole Civita, who resigned. The council considers food system issues and makes recommendations to strengthen food access.

David Thurow was appointed to the Local Government Limited Game Impact Fund Advisory Committee. The committee measures the effects of gaming on local governments and makes funding recommendations to the executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Rob Martindale was appointed to the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission as a representative of transportation. The commission offers advice on training and best practices to prevent damage to underground utilities and improve public safety.