Governing Leadership Forum: Colorado 2017

Aug 1, 2017
Denver, CO


Governing invites you to join us in Denver as we return after a three-year hiatus for the 2017 Colorado Leadership Forum. Spend the day with us to network, be inspired, and leave with a renewed sense of purpose to take action. From the fundamentals of good government to forecasting the future, the agenda will have critical information for every participant’s personal and professional development. The Colorado Advisory Board and Governing’s team assembles a speaker lineup second to none with national thought leaders and local subject matter experts who describe the challenges in serving the public while detailing pragmatic solutions. Register today to join Governing and your colleagues at the 2017 Governing Colorado Leadership Forum.

Topics Include:

  • Leadership & Management Development
  • Economic Development | Job Creation
  • Finance 101
  • Framing for Impact
  • Innovation & Performance Measurement
  • Mobility & Citizen Engagement
  • Workforce Development
  • Risk Taking in Government
  • Demographics and the Future of Colorado
  • Data-Driven Government Decision-making

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Hyatt Regency Denver

650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 486-4404

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

The Honorable Jason Anderson
Saguache County

Shailen Bhatt
Executive Director
Department of Transportation
State of Colorado

The Honorable Albus Brooks
Council President
City of Denver

Kim Burgess
Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of Human Resources
Department of Personnel and Administration
State of Colorado

The Honorable Sallie Clark
Board Member
Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority

Cindy DeGroen
State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs
State of Colorado

The Honorable Crisanta Duran
Speaker of the House
Colorado House of Representatives

Brian Elms
Peak Academy and Analytics
City and County of Denver

Doug Friednash
Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor
State of Colorado

Patti Garcia
Town Clerk and President of the Colorado Municipal Clerk's Association
City of Windsor

Tony Gherardini
Deputy Executive Director Operations
Department of Human Services
State of Colorado

Irv Halter, Jr.,USAF
Executive Director
Department of Local Affairs
State of Colorado

Emily Lapel
Council Aide
District 9
Denver City Council

The Honorable Donna Lynne
Lt. Governor
Lt. Governor's Office
State of Colorado

Tom Massey
Deputy Executive Director
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
State of Colorado

The Honorable Cathy Noon
City of Centennial

David Padrino
Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Office of the Lt. Governor
State of Colorado

The Honorable Rose Pugliese
Mesa County

Rick Raemisch
Executive Director
Department of Corrections
State of Colorado

Henry Sobanet
Office of State Planning and Budgeting
State of Colorado

Elisha Thomas
Deputy City Manager
City Of Centennial

The Honorable Wade Troxell
City of Fort Collins

Chantal Unfug
Division of Local Government
State of Colorado

The Honorable Mark Waller
El Paso County

Kellie Wasko
Deputy Executive Director
Department of Corrections
State of Colorado

Robert Werthwein
Office of Children, Youth and Families
State of Colorado

Lisa White
Member Services
Colorado Municipal League

The Honorable Wayne W. Williams
Secretary of State
State of Colorado

Industry Representatives

Tony Brown
Strategic Account Manager

Anna Denecke
Senior Manager, Infrastructure Initiatives
American Society of Civil Engineers

Matt Gibbons
Senior Sales Director

Fred Sargeson
President and General Manager
Colorado Interactive

Summit Exhibitors Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: August 1, 2017

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, (916) 932-1435.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:
Katie Howard
Phone: (916) 932-1421
E-mail: khoward@governing.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:
Heather Earney
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: heather.earney@governing.com


Hyatt Regency Denver

650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 486-4404

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Phone: 800-233-1234
Rate: $299/single
Cut-off date: July 3, 2017
Please reference ‘CO Governing Leadership Forum’ when making your reservations to receive our group rate. The group rate is only valid July 31-August 1. If you attempt to make reservations outside the event date, rate and availability are not guaranteed.
You may book online at: https://aws.passkey.com/go/Governingleadershipforum

Maps and Directions


Underground, covered self-parking is located off of 14th and Welton Streets.
Self-parking charges are $28 for 5-24 hours/overnight, 
while valet parking charges are $42 for 8+ hours/overnight.
Hourly rates apply for partial days.



Denver Airport Rail - Travelers can now use A Line, the new rail service from Denver International Airport to LoDo's (lower downtown) Union Station and back, courtesy of Regional Transportation District (RTD). The cost each way is $9 per person. The Denver airport rail has six stops along the way and takes approximately 37 minutes. Service is from 3:30AM to 1:30AM daily. Frequency is every 15 minutes from 5:00AM-7:00PM and every 30 minutes at all other times. From Union Station, travelers can access additional transportation to their final destinations via light rail, regional and local buses, taxis and Amtrak rail service. The free 16th Street Mall Ride runs the entire length of downtown Denver, 1.5 miles, from LoDo on the west, to the east, stopping less than a half block from the Colorado State Capitol.

Taxi - Approximate cost is $51 to airport from downtown and $54.50 from airport to the hotel

Super Shuttle - To/from Denver International Airport the cost is approximately $23/person one-way. Reservation information can be found at by calling (800) 258-3826.