2023 Spring Conference Recordings and Slide Decks

Thank you to all our participants and sponsors that made our 2023 Spring Conference a success! We brought together experts from every industry to discuss the changing environments during this time of transition in Colorado.

  • Changing Environments During this Time of Transition: Causes from Multiple PerspectivesDon Day, Jr., Meteorologist
  • Our Water, Our Future on the West SlopeAndy Mueller, General Manager, Colorado River District
  • Agricultural Impacts PanelModerated by Brandon Bainer, Associate Director of County and Member Development, Colorado Farm Bureau
    • Perry Cabot, Water Resources Specialist- Western Region, Colorado State University System
    • Cindy Lair, Program Manager, Colorado Department of Agriculture
    • Retta Bruegger, Regional Specialist in Rangeland Management, Colorado State University System
  • Intersection Between the Business Community and Advancing Climate ActionsModerated by Candace Carnahan, President/CEO, Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce
    • Steve Ela, Operations Manager & Partner, Ela Family Farms
    • Tony Massaro, Colorado Policy Consultant, Business for Water Stewardship
    • Mizraim Cordero, Director of State and Local Governmental Affairs, United Airlines
  • Keynote Lunch Presentation: Agriculture in the Grand Valley and the Broader Economy-Jenny Beiermann, Agricultural Economist, Colorado State University Extension Office
    • Slide Deck
  • Understanding the Energy TransitionModerated by Brad McCloud, Area Manager of Community Relations in Western Colorado, Xcel Energy
    • Mattew Zubord & Kari Anglin, Origination Analysts, Tri-State Generation & Transmission
    • Vince Green, Development Director, Lightsource bp
    • Mike Preston, Board President, Weenuch’u Development Corporation and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Water Resources Committee
  • Overcoming Challenges, Building Rural Resiliency-
    • Patrick Rondinelli, Southwest Regional Manager, Department of Local Affairs
    • Kat Papenbrock, Director, Rural Opportunity Office

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