2021 Winter Policy Presentations

Below are the presentations made during the Club 20's 2021 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.

Business Affairs

Double Trouble, Diane Schwenke, President/CEO, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce

Education

Workforce Readiness, Alex Carter, Vice President of Implementation, Colorado Education Initiative

Higher Education, Kathryn Regjo, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Colorado Mountain College

Energy

Status of Colorado Senate Bill 19-181 and Oil & Gas Rulemaking, Chelsie Miera, Executive Director, West Slope COGA and Jep Semen, Principal/Co-Founder, Colorado Advocates

Joint: Public Lands and Natural Resources & Water 

South Platte Water Storage, Jim Yahn, General Manager, N. Sterling Irrigation District

A Story of Everything Working: The Wilder-Highlands Mountain Pine Beetle Response Project, Matt McCombs, USFS District Ranger -- Gunnison

Watershed Wildfire Recovery, Kimberly Mihelich, Source Water Protection, Northern Water

Telecommunications

OIT Update, Teresa Ferguson, Director, Federal Broadband Engagement, Colorado Broadband Office

Tourism

Arts Drive Tourism, Meredith Badler, Deputy Director, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

Visit Grand Junction Update, Elizabeth Fogarty, Director, Visit Grand Junction

Transportation

10 Year Transportation Plan, CDOT

2020 Summer Policy Meeting Presentations

Below are the presentations made during Club 20's 2020 Summer 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.

Agriculture

Colorado Agriculture Outlook, Dr. James Pritchett, Executive Association Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences

Energy

Colorado's Rural Electric Cooperatives, Kent Singer, Executive Director, Colorado Rural Electric Association

Health Care

Connect 4 Health Colorado Update, Kevin Patterson, CEO, Connect for Health Colorado

Public Lands and Natural Resources 

Colorado Forrest and Water Alliances (COFWA), Cindy Dozier, Past Club 20 Chair and Voting Member of COFWA

Lockeed Martin and Sikorsky FIREHAWK Helicopter, Jeanette Eaton, Worldwide Strategy and Business Development at Sikorsky

Transportation

Aeronautics Division Briefing, David Ulane, Director, Colorado Department of Transportation

Water 

Demand Management Feasibility Investigation Management, Amy Ostdiek, Deputy Chief, Federal, Interstate, and Water Information Section

2019 Summer Policy Meeting Presentations

Below are the presentations made during the Club 20's 2019 Summer 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.

Health Care

Connect 4 Health Colorado Update, Linda Gann, Senior Manager, Connect 4 Health Colorado

Legislative Update from Colorado Health Institute (CHI), Legislation in Review 2019, Legislation in Review 2019 - Full Report, Eli Boone, Research Analyst, Colorado Health Institute

Valley Health Alliance, Chris McDowell, Executive Director, Valley Health Alliance

Club 20 Discussion on the Affordability Roadmap, Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Health Care & Policy Financing

Business Affairs 

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

The Opioid Crisis in the United States and Pending Federal Legislation, Pattie Snidow, USDA Community Solutions Specialist, USDA Innovation Center - Colorado and Utah & Cindy Chadwick, Business & Cooperative Programs Specialist, USDA Rural Development

Education & Workforce Development 

Making Colorado's Property Tax System More Fair: Step One to a More Equitable and Sustainable PreK-12 Revenue System, Leslie Colwell, Vice President, Education Initiatives

Transportation

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Update, Shoshana Lew, Executive Director, CDOT

Air Transportation: Global, National & State of Colorado Issues, Dr. Jeff Forrest, Chairman of the Colorado Aeronautical Board, Chair of Metro State Aviation and Aerospace Science Department

Tourism & Outdoor Recreation

Managing the Impact of Front Range Population Growth on our Mountains, Steve Coffin, Steven Coffin Strategies

Outdoor Recreation Industry and Rural Community Prosperity, Nathan Fey, Director of the Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Destination Management, Community Partnerships and Marketing Disruptors, Elizabeth Fogerty, Executive Director of Visit Grand Junction

Agriculture

National Western Center Project Update, Kathay Rennels, Vice President for the Office of Engagement, Colorado State University & Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Educational Access, Colorado State University System

Initiative #107 (A wolf in sheep's clothing), Bonnie Brown, Executive Director, Colorado Wool Growers Association, Vice-Chair, Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition

Bighorn / Domestic Sheep Conflict, Bonnie Brown, Executive Director, Colorado Wool Growers Association

Water

Colorado Legislative Session Recap, Zane Kessler, Communications Director, The Colorado River District

Colorado River Basin Risk Study & Drought Contingency Planning, Zane Kessler, Communications Director, The Colorado River District

Public Lands & Natural Resources

Watershed Assessments & Planning, Brad Piehl, Co-Owner JW Associates

A Business Solution: Restoring the Forests in Southwest Colorado, J.R. Ford, Forest Health Timber Products, LLC

Energy

2019 Climate Legislation: TurDucken or Just a Turkey?, Dianna Orf, Attorney/Lobbyist, Orf & Orf, PC

Recap of 2019 Colorado Legislative Session, Scott Prestidge, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Colorado Oil & Gas Association

Colorado's 2019 Climate Change and Oil and Gas Legislation, Garry Kaufman, Director, Air Pollution Control Division, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment