Reeve and Wise Elected to Lottery Commission Offices
DENVER – Two Denver community leaders were elected to leadership positions on the Colorado Lottery Commission. Dick Reeve is the Commission chair, and Robin Wise will serve as the vice-chair.
Reeve is general counsel and deputy district attorney for the Denver District Attorney’s Office. He is also the legal advisor to the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory. A graduate of Colorado College and the University of Southern California Law Center, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law and the University College Graduate Computer Sciences Program.
He was appointed to the Commission in June of 2005, and will serve until his term ends July of 2009.
Wise is president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement, Rocky Mountain, Inc., which is the largest economic education organization in the region. A graduate of the University of Nebraska – Omaha, she also serves on the Workforce Development and the Consumer Credit Code councils, Colorado JumpStart Coalition and the Colorado Open Foundation.
She began serving on the Lottery Commission in August of 2006 and will serve until July 2010.
The Lottery Commission is a five-member board, appointed by the governor, which oversees the operations of the Lottery, approving rules that govern the day-to-day operations.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games - Scratch, Lotto, Powerball and Cash 5 - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. In fiscal year 2006, more than $117 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.9 billion has been returned to the state through grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education.