Governor hosts confab today with local leaders in Glenwood Springs
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Gov. John Hickenlooper will be in town this afternoon to meet with local elected officials and business leaders for a discussion about economic development, education and health care.
“The governor wants to engage some of the community’s leaders in a conversation about these important issues,” according to a statement from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, which is sponsoring the gathering.
The meeting is set to take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Glenwood Springs City Hall. It follows a similar community forum this morning in Grand Junction.
Invited to attend are several local elected officials, state legislators and representatives from area chambers, economic development organizations, school districts, colleges and health care organizations, said Linda Rice, public information officer for DOLA.
“The governor would like to reach out to local leaders and experts in these subject matters,” she said. “The conversation will be limited to the invited leaders, so it’s not come one, come all.”
Also attending will be the executive director for DOLA, Reeves Brown, who is the former executive director of Club 20 in Grand Junction.
Gov. Hickenlooper is passing through Glenwood Springs on his way to Aspen this weekend for the Democratic Governor’s Association Summer Policy Conference.
Democratic governors from across the country are slated to attend, including Govs. Jay Inslee from Washington state, Jay Nixon of Missouri, Peter Shumlin of Vermont and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, according to the DGA website.
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