Regional Issues Summit – SOLD OUT

2019 Regional Issues Summit
Presented by the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance
7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019  
Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy.. Loveland
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Because…it matters.  NCLA Regional Issues Summit.

Northern Colorado is the epicenter for vibrant economic growth.  But current and looming public policy decisions and regulatory action could have significant economic implications.

Policy decisions matters. A vibrant economy matters.  You matter.

Engage and join the conversation about the policy decisions affecting you, your business, our region and our state. The Regional Issues Summit will feature keynotes and panels of high-level decision makers, experts and business leaders. And you. Join us for the 2019 Regional Issues Summit!

  • Governor Polis will to deliver remarks at the Northern Colorado Regional Issues Summit
  • Panels featuring experts from Colorado on issues that matter to business o
    • Health Care and the “Public Option”
    • Climate, Energy, and Air Quality
    • Moving People and Goods: Next Steps


7:30 AM Registration/Networking
8:00 AM Kickoff/Welcome – Carol Salter, Chair NCLA Board of Directors

A Look at the Political Landscape in Colorado – Joey Bunch – Senior Political Writer, Colorado Politics

8:30 AM Common Sense Policy Roundtable – Kristin Strohm, President/CEO 
9:00 AM Governor Jared Polis
9:15 AM Health Care and the Public Option: Winners and Losers?   

MODERATOR — Gavin Kaszynski, CFO, Associates in Family Medicine, Co-Chair, NCLA Health Care Task Force

  • Kim Bimestefer – Executive Director – Colorado Health Care Policy and Finance
  • Margo Karsten – President/CEO Northern Colorado – Banner Health
  • Bob Smith – Executive Director – Colorado Business Group on Health
  • Chris Tholen – EVP – Colorado Hospital Association
10:15 AM Climate, Air Quality & Energy: NoCo Legacy Industries Under Siege?

MODERATOR – Jaime Henning, President/CEO, Greeley Chamber of Commerce

  • Garry Kauffman – Director – Air Pollution Control Division
  • Mike Silverstein – Executive Director – Regional Air Quality Commission
  • Don McLeod – Severance Mayor/NFRMPO/RAQC
  • Barbara Kirkmeyer – Weld County Commissioner
  • Emily Ibach – Director of Public Policy – Colorado Farm Bureau
  • Dan Haley – Pres/CEO – Colorado Oil and Gas Association
11:15 AM Transportation:  Celebrating Success, Working Towards More

  • Northern Colorado Prospers and Fix North I-25 – David May – President/CEO – Fort Collins Chamber
    • NCLA Transportation Champion Award – David May
      • Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert
      • Former Region 4 RTD Johnny Olson
      • Former Transportation Commissioner Kathy Gilliland
    • Transportation Overview for 2020 – Sandra Hagen Solin – Founder and CEO – Capitol Solutions
11:45 AM What’s in Store for Business: The Other Legislative Issues in 2020

Mindy McCloughan, President/CEO, Loveland Chamber of Commerce

11:55 AM Closing Remarks
Noon  Adjourn Summit


The Regional Issues Summit is presented by 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 One NOCO.

Thank You 2019 Regional Issues Sponsors



For more information on the Regional Issues Summit contact: Amanda Miller & Nikki Lucas, The Place Setting Company [email protected] [email protected]

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy.. Loveland

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