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Colorado Governor Appoints Jeff Ball to Colorado Guidelines Commission

Monday, August 22, 2016

YoungWilliams’ El Paso County, Colorado project manager has been appointed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to serve a four-year term on the Colorado Guidelines Commission.  YoungWilliams’ Attorney Christine Eigel just completed a term on the Commission.

The Commission is charged with reviewing the guidelines that Colorado uses to determine the amount of child support that should be paid by one party to another.  The Commission is required to issue a report every four years to the Governor and General Assembly of the results of the review and any recommended statutory changes. 

Ball brings over 30 years’ experience to the Commission.  Prior to joining YoungWilliams, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement  (OCSE) where he led OCSE's welfare reform efforts as liaison and chief coordinator with the Welfare Reform Task Force, and served as Official Observer to the  National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws’ Uniform Interstate Family Support Act Drafting Committee . He was General Counsel and Deputy Director to the congressionally appointed U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support, whose members produced recommendations for the child support welfare reform changes enacted in 1996.

A nationally recognized subject matter expert, Ball is a frequent presenter and trainer at national conferences.  He has received several awards for his leadership and dedication to the child support community, including the OCSE Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award and  the Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Association’s Felix Infausto Award .  He received his juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and his bachelor of arts degree from Miami University Ohio where he graduated cum laude.