2018 Joint Denver Legislative Trip

February 1st & 2nd

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The Joint Legislative Trip has become a tradition and is an amazing opportunity for members from 59 of Colorado’s 64 counties, to engage in productive dialogue with legislators, cabinet members and department heads regarding issues of concern to Rural Colorado, while also allowing members an opportunity to learn about potential legislation that may impact citizens and communities in our regions. We are currently in the process of scheduling meetings regarding topics that are most important to rural Colorado.


Trip Agenda

February 1-2, 2018

*Informal Welcome Reception: Wednesday January 31st starts at 5:30pm in the Crown Plaza Lockwood Kitchen & Bar

 Thursday, February 1st – Discussions with Elected & Appointed Officials

LOCATION: Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol (200 E Colfax Denver, CO 80203)

9:00am      Welcome-CLUB 20, Action 22, Pro 15

9:10am      Transportation Initiatives- Kelly Brough, President and CEO Denver Metro Chamber

9:45am      Colorado Governor-Governor John Hickenlooper

10:30am    Break

10:45am    Panel Discussion: 2018 Drug Pricing Transparency Efforts in Colorado

                  Moderated by Kaiser Permanente

11:30am    Walk to Lunch- LOCATION: First Baptist Church (1373 Grant St. Denver, CO 80203)


11:45-12:15             Lunch Break

12:15-1:00pm          Panel discussion: The Education and Economic Development Nexus-Moderated by CHFA

1:00-1:10pm            Walk to State Capitol

LOCATION: Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol (200 E Colfax Denver, CO 80203)

1:15pm    Colorado Speaker of the House-Representative Crisanta Duran

1:35pm    Xcel Energy Update on Colorado Energy Plan- Rachel Nance

1:55pm    Colorado Secretary of State- Wayne Williams

2:15pm    Panel Discussion: Broadband Legislation and Impacts to Rural Colorado-Moderated by                                                            Viaero Wireless

3:00pm    Break (15 Minutes)

3:15pm    Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife- Director Bob Broscheid

3:35pm    Colorado Attorney General- Cynthia Coffman

3:55pm    Connect for Health Colorado- Kevin Patterson

4:15pm    Colorado Tourism Office-Executive Director Cathy Ritter

4:35pm    Adjourn


5:00-7:00pm Reception Hosted by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce                                              (1445 Market St, Denver, CO 80202)

Friday, February 2nd   – Discussions with Elected & Appointed Officials

LOCATION: Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol (200 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80203)

9:00am      Welcome: Colorado Lieutenant Governor-Donna Lynne

9:30am      Colorado Treasurer-Walker Stapleton

9:50am      Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director- Michael Lewis

10:10am    Panel Discussion: Urban Water Conservation- Reusing Water in Cities and Avoiding New Diversions -Moderated by Business for Water Stewardship

10:55am    Break 

11:20am    Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture- Commissioner Don Brown

11:40am    Department of Local Affairs Executive Director- General Irv Halter

12:00pm    First Net Update from AT&T- Garret Doyle

12:20pm    Wrap Up and Adjourn

Thank You to All of Our Sponsors


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