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2017 Regional Issues Summit

November 6, 2017 @ 12:00 am

2017 Regional Issues Summitpresented by the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance  and Leadership Northern Colorado
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   7:00 a.m. to noon
Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO

Northern Colorado is one of the state’s most vibrant and livable areas. It is also one of the fastest growing parts of Colorado. The Regional Issues Summit is a forum that will bring attention to some of the larger issues facing Northern Colorado.  The half-day program will feature expert presentations, panel conversations and participant reactions. Business, civic, education and government leaders are invited to attend to help identify possible solutions to the area challenges.  Key topics for the Issues Summit include:  Transportation, Energy and Water.

Final Agenda and Resources

Registration and Breakfast Available

Welcome and Overall Slide Show with Polling

NCLA Perspective:  Why Transportation?

CDOT Director Mike Lewis Comments

Fix North I-25:  Where We Are and Where We Are Going
Presented by
Gerry Horak, City of Fort Collins Mayor Pro Tem
Barbara Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioner
David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber CEO
Corey Stewart, CDOT Region 4 Program Engineer
Sandra Solin, Capitol Solutions President—CEO

NCLA Perspective:  Why Energy?

Energy and Colorado
Presented by
Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum and Brian Cain, Extraction Oil & Gas 

NCLA Perspective:  Why Water?

Insight Into Water and Northern Colorado
Presented by
Eric Wilkinson, Northern Water General Manager

NCLA Regional Agenda and Next Steps


The Regional Issues Summit is sponsored by:  Leadership Northern Colorado, the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Upstate Colorado and Northern Colorado Economic Alliance.  Gold Sponsor: Elevations Credit Union.  Silver Sponsor:  EKS&H, Platte River Power Authority.    Bronze Sponsor:  Woodward.  Event Sponsor:  Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  Sign Sponsor:  Sign-a-Rama. Table Sponsors:  Eide Bailly, FMS Bank, Open Door and Total Facility Care.


November 6, 2017
12:00 am