2015 Regional Issues Summit

The 2015 Regional Issues Summit was held on December 11, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland from 7:30 to noon.

7:15 a.m.                          Registration and Breakfast Available

7:30 a.m.                          Welcome

7:35 a.m.                          Federal Funding:  Securing Colorado’s Fair Share

Comments by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner

7:40 a.m.       Transportation Matters Summit The Funding and Finance Equation: Restoring Transportation as a Priority

Presented by
House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland)
Senator Randy Baumgardner (R-Winter Park)
CDOT Director Shailen Bhatt
Colorado Spring Regional Business Alliance CEO Dirk Draper
North Front Range MPO Chair Sean Conway
North I-25 Coalition Member Barbara Kirkmeyer
RBC Managing Director for Municipal Finance JJ Ament

9:00 a.m.       Fix Colorado Roads 

9:30 a.m.      NCLA Regional Agenda

Presented by
NCLA Board Chair Laurel LaBonde
NCLA Immediate Past Board Chair Steve Tool

9:45 a.m.      Water
Presented by South Platte Basin Roundtable Member Harold Evans

10:30 a.m.     Workers
Presented by Colorado State Demographer Elizabeth Garner

11:05 a.m.     Energy

Sponsored by Vital For Colorado and LEAP

Moderator:  Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly
Representative Perry Buck (R-Windsor)
Representative Jeni Arndt (D-Fort Collins)
Energy Proud and NCLA Member Bill Jerke
LEAP Co-Chair Ken Summers

11:45 a.m. Adjourn


Resources from the 2015 Regional Issues Summit are below.

Regional Issues Summit Agenda

Regional Issues Summit General Slide Show

Transportation – TRANS II Survey

Transportation – Fix Colorado Roads

Workers – Demographic Data

NCLA Regional Agenda


Event Videos:

Welcome and Cory Gardner Comments

Transportation Panel

Transportation Panel Part 2


NCLA Regional Agenda





Press Coverage from the event:



Durango Herald:

Colorado Public Radio (third story down in roundup):