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Week Of Special Interest 07/11/18
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By La Voz Staff

Gov. Hickenlooper announces new Director of Marijuana Coordination

On Thursday, July 5, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that Dominique Mediola would replace Mark Bolton as the Director of Marijuana Coordination in Colorado. Mediola served as the Deputy Director at the Colorado Department of Revenue’s marijuana Enforcement Division in 2014. There she focused on marijuana policies and regulations through the facilitation of policy analyses, administrative actions, and stakeholder engagement. In 2009 she received her political science degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Three years later in 2012, she earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. “We are excited to welcome Dominque to the team. I look forward to her guidance as new issues emerge that require our attention,” Governor Hickenlooper said in a press release.

Denver Public Library looking for nominations

Every year the Denver Public Library honors three community service awards to Latinos who go above and beyond in the community. Nominations for the awards have begun and are due Friday, July 20. Once winners are selected, there is a free public ceremony at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library. This year is will be on September 22. The awards are given to two males and two females. The Lena L. Archuleta Community Service award is awarded to a Latina Colorado resident, and the Eric J. Duran Community Service Award is awarded to a Latino Colorado resident. These recipients will have made an impact of the cultural life of the community through a cultural or civic organization. The Cesar Chavez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award will be awarded to a Latino and Latina whom have made major contributions to Denver’s community.

Vasquez Boulevard/I-70 Community Advisory meeting

Join members of the Denver community to learn about and discuss NE Denver’s Vasquez Boulevard/I-70 Superfund site and construction projects on July 17, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Forney Museum, 4303 Brighton Blvd. Enter on the west side of the building.

Our Government

White House

President Donald J. Trump announced the following White House appointments: Daniel P. Walsh will serve as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, and Marcia Lee Kelly will serve as Assistant to the President and Director of Management and Administration, and Director of the Office of Administration, Executive Office of the President.

Colorado Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a letter calling on leadership from the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees to investigate the Trump Administration’s family separation and co-incarceration policies. He was joined on the letter by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Colorado Psychiatric Society, the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, the Colorado Psychological Association, the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock will deliver the annual State of the City Address at the Carla Madison Recreation Center on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Open to the public, the address will layout the Hancock administration’s accomplishments and present priorities moving forward.





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