Spring Conference Presentations

Below are the presentations made during the Club 20 2019 Spring Conference. Not all speakers had presentations or made their presentations available for distribution. If you have any questions regarding a presentation please contact Club 20 Staff.

Infrastructure, Partnerships, and Innovation – Sallie Clark, Colorado Rural Development State Director

National Popular Vote – Rose Pugliese, Mesa County Commissioner and Don Wilson, Mayor of Monument

Coverage, Affordability & Community Leadership – Patrick Gordon, Associate Vice President Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Energy Issues Panel: COGCC – Jeff Robbins, Executive Director Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

TABOR De-Brucing Initiatives and Budget Academy – Senator Bob Rankin

Colorado Forest Watershed Alliance Update – Cindy Dozier, Club 20 Board Chair

CiviCO – Where Colorado Leadership Thrives – Eric Hopfenbeck, CiviCO Executive Director

2019 Winter Policy Meeting Presentations

Below are the presentations made during the Club 20’s 2019 Winter Policy Meetings. Not all speakers had presentations or made their presentations available for distribution. If you have any questions regarding a presentation please contact Club 20 Staff.

Telecommunications

Potential Broadband Easement Legislation – Drew Davis, Broadband Program Manager, Larimer County

Health Care

Social Determinants of Health – Dick Thompson, Executive Director, Quality Health Network

How Western Slope groups can work with Colorado Health Foundation to progress Health Care Issues – Kyle Legleiter, Senior Director of Policy; Dustin Moyer, Program Officer; Jin Tsuchiya, Public Policy Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

The new political landscape of Health Care in Colorado – Joe Hanel, Managing Director, Colorado Health Institute

Effect of Regulatory Burden on Providers – Charlie Crevling, Chief Financial Officer, Valley View Hospital; Vicki Dwyer, Chief Compliance Officer, Valley View Hospital

Business Affairs & Workforce Development

The Benefits of Club 20 Membership – Ray Beck, Club 20 Membership Chairman, Moffat County Commissioner

Re-entry: Colorado’s Successful Community Corrections Partnership – Micah Espinoza, Executive Director, WAGEES at JCC (Work and Gain Education and Employment Skills

Welcome and Introduction of Betsy Markey, New Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Confluence of States Video – Betsy Markey, OEDIT Executive Director

Transportation

Colorado Department of Transportation, What’s Next? – Shoshana Lew, CDOT Executive Director; Michael Goolsby, CDOT Region 3 Director; Michael McVaugh, CDOT Region 5 Director

Tourism & Outdoor Recreation

State of Outdoor Recreation in Rangely, Colorado & Rangely Way-Finding Project – Jocelyn Mullen, Town of Rangely Engineer/Planner/Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

Explore Rangely…Way Outside of Ordinary – Konnie Billgren, Executive Director, Rangely Chamber of Commerce

Grand Junction Riverfront Business Park & Outdoor Recreation Coalition of the Grand Valley Report – Sarah Shrader, Bonsai Design Owner & Co-Founder

Agriculture

Livestock, Climate Change, Environmental Policy – Terry Fankhauser, Executive Vice President, Colorado Cattleman’s Association

Water 

Drought on the Colorado River – Andy Mueller, General Manager, Colorado River District

Public Lands and Natural Resources

Colorado Forest & Water Alliance (COFWA) – Nancy Fishering, Club 20 Public Lands & Natural Resources Co-Chair & COFWA Representative

Energy

Energy Transition: Opportunities & Challenges – Stan Dempsey Jr., President, Colorado Mining Association

Xcel Energy – Vision, Mission, & Values – Kelly Flenniken, Area Manager, Xcel Energy

Grand Valley Power Renewable Energy Snapshot – Tom Walch, CEO, Grand Valley Power

Spring Conference Presentations

Below are the presentations made during the Club 20 2018 Spring Conference. Not all speakers had presentations or made their presentations available for distribution. If you have any questions regarding a presentation please contact Club 20 Staff.

The Current State of Transportation Funding – Christian Reece

The Residential Assessment Rate and the Gallagher Amendment – Jo Ann Groff, Colorado Property Tax Administrator

Gallagher and Colorado’s Fire & EMS Districts – Chief Ken Watkins

The Effect of Gallagher on Colorado Mountain College – Dr. Matt Gianneschi, Chief Operating Officer

German Marshall Memorial Fellowship – Christian Reece

Putting a Measure on a Ballot – Secretary of State Wayne Williams

65 Years of CLUB 20

Winter Policy Committee Meeting Presentations

Below are the presentations made during the Club 20 2018 Winter Policy Committee Meetings. Not all speakers had presentations or made their presentations available for distribution. If you have any questions regarding a presentation please contact Club 20 Staff.

Telecommunications

Improving Broadband in Colorado, what works – Diane Kruse, Founder and CEO, NeoConnect

FirstNet Update – John Matovich, FirstNet Solution Consultant

Health Care

The State of Western Slope Mental Health – Sharon Raggio, LPC LMFT President & CEO Mind Springs Health & West Springs Hospital

State Legislative Overview: Colorado 2018 – Dana Malick Senior Director, State Policy

Connect for Health Colorado Update – Linda Gann, Western Slope Outreach Coordinator

State Innovation Model – Krysten Joyce, MPH

Business Affairs

The Residential Assessment Rate and the Gallagher Amendment – JoAnn Groff, Property Tax Administrator- Colorado Division of Property Taxation

 Transportation

 CDOT – RoadX – Director Peter Kozinski

Tourism & Outdoor Recreation

Agriculture

Stream Management Plans and Agriculture – Daniel R. Birch, P.E., Deputy General Manager

Water 

2018 Water Supply and Water Administration – Bob Hurford – Division Engineer, Colorado Division of Water Resources

“Big River” Issues for 2018 – John McClow, General Counsel, Upper Gunnison Water Conservancy District, CWCB

Education

Education Leadership Committee – Tim Foster 

Boosting Engineering Science and Technology – Jose Lopez

Eureka! McConnel Science Museum – Jenn Moore

Public Lands & Natural Resources 

USFS, DOI Efforts on Challenges & Improved Management EfficienciesEnvironmental Analysis/Decision Making Reform & Forest ProductsModernization Effort – Scott Armentrout – Member of FS Leadership Team

Energy

Energy Policy and Perspectives in Colorado – Kathleen Staks, Director Colorado Energy Office

The Future for Coal Use in the U.S.-Eric Eddings, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah 

Summer Policy Committee Meeting Presentations

Below are the presentations made during the Club 20 2018 Summer Policy Committee Meetings. Not all speakers had presentations or made their presentations available for distribution. If you have any questions regarding a presentation please contact Club 20 Staff.

Agriculture 

BigGame Forever – Denny Behrens, Regional Director, Colorado Big Game

Bighorn/Domestic Sheep Conflict – Bonnie Brown, Executive Director, Colorado Wool Growers Assoc.

Business Affairs

Exploring – Discover Your Future – Chirs John, Exploring Chair, Boy Scouts of America, Western Colorado Council (Please note, clickable links in the presentation.)

Education and Workforce Development Committee

Rural Alliance Overview 3 – Frank Reeves, District Superintendent, East Grand School District

Energy

EPRI National Electrification Assessment  – Mari Angeles Major-Sosias, Strategic Account Executive, Electric Power Research Institute

Health Care

CPC Plus Advancing the Delivery of and Payment for Primary Care & Partnering with Primary Care – George Trantow, Chief Officer of Physician Operations, Valley View Hospital

End of Life Spending – Christy Whitney, CEO HopeWest

Cost Sharing Reductions & Silver Loading Strategy for 2019 – Linda Gann, Senior Manager, Connect for Health CO, Western Slope Region

Public Lands and Natural Resources

Club 20 Policy Committees meeting – PPT PLNR – Ellen

All Hands All Lands – Proactive Investments in Forests and Watersheds – Christina Burri, Watershed Scientist, Denver Water

Healthy Forests, Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Communities – Lyle Laverty

Transportation 

2018 Transpo Funding Options – Christian Reece, Executive Director, Club 20

Tourism

CO Tourism Office – 2018 Review & The Plan for 2019 – Cathy Ritter, Director of Colorado Tourism Office

National Western Center Project – Christine Vilsack & Tiana Nelson

2018–1 CSBR Road Trip – Joe Rice & Team

Water

“The Colorado River” – Looming Crisis? – James Eklund, Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board