Donia R Amick
Director of Racing Events—-Colorado Department of Revenue
University of Colorado—BA-Political Science University of Colorado-Denver-MPA—Public Administration POST certification (1996)
I worked for Governor Roy Romer from May of 1994 to December of 1995. I worked on the Friends of Strickland campaign for Tom Strickland for three months until I became a police office in Lakewood Colorado. I had no political work while I was at Lakewood PD.
I was a member of National Liquor Law Enforcement Association for approximately 3 years and was elected to Sergeant-at-Arms where I served for several months before a promotion to the Gaming Division. I joined National Association of Gaming Regulators and a Gaming Regulators working group. I was moved to Racing and joined the Association of Racing Commissions (ARCI)
I have had positions in the regulatory divisions of Liquor, Gaming and Racing Events. In each of the Divisions I have worked with stakeholders who have a vested interest in the regulatory matters created by rule. In Gaming and Racing events I worked with Commissions who were appointed by the Governor’s office. These Commission are essential as a representatives of theIt industries. Creating groups with differing opinions but that are willing to work well together are essential.
I have always been interested in politics and believe in our political system. By creating a fair and representative areas we continue to ensure an effective political system free from undue Influence.
My entire career has been one of building consensus. As a police officer I worked to ensure I upheld the laws by using procedural justice. I made a point of explaining what was happening and what I had to do. I worked with high risk children and adults in my assignments. As a hostage negotiator I worked on resolutions. As a regulator who works with monthly Commissions I must ensure a positive working environment where disagreements can be discussed and consensus prevails.
As a regulator I apply statues and rules to decisions. Following through many of the statues requires reason in understanding the intent of legislative drafters.