Building High-Performance Government: A Colorado Governing Leadership Forum 2018

Jul 10, 2018
Denver, CO


To view speaker presentations where available, see Agenda section.

Governing magazine’s Leadership Forums provide transformational leadership and management strategies to help state and local government elected officials, appointees and senior-level agency executives build high-performance government organizations. Faced with unique demands, government leaders have made these annual events their “must attend” day to exchange valuable ideas and spearhead industry partnerships that advance government forward. With the theme of building high-performance government, the Advisory Board will assemble a speaker lineup with national thought leaders and local subject matter experts who understand the challenges in serving citizens and businesses who expect first class service, transparency and financial efficiency.

Topics include:

  • Building World Class Teams: A Roadmap for Success
  • Cybersecurity – What Leaders Need to Know
  • Effective Community Engagement (What Does it Look Like and How do you Measure IT?)
  • Focusing on Citizen/Government Experience
  • The Workplace of the Future
  • High Performance Data – Case Studies on Effective Programs
  • An Emphasis on Process Improvement
  • Building a Culture of Innovation

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Denver, CO 80202
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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Darin Atteberry
City Manager
City of Fort Collins

The Honorable Susan Beckman
Colorado House of Representatives

The Honorable Albus Brooks
Council President
City of Denver

Kim Burgess
Chief Human Resources Officer
Division of Human Resources
State of Colorado

The Honorable Sallie Clark
Colorado State Director
USDA Rural Development

Kristin Corash
Interim Executive Director
Department of Labor and Employment
State of Colorado

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

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

Elizabeth Garner
State Demographer
State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs
State of Colorado

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

Jennifer Hoffman
Assistant City and County Manager
City and County of Broomfield

Ron LeBlanc
City Manager and President of the Colorado City/County Manager's Association
City of Durango

Michael P. Lewis
Executive Director
Department of Transportation
State of Colorado

The Honorable Donna Lynne
Lt. Governor
State of Colorado

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

Karen Niparko
Executive Director
Office of Human Resources
City and County of Denver

The Honorable Daniel Pabon
Colorado House of Representatives

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

Bob Randall
Executive Director
Department of Natural Resources
State of Colorado

Alan Salazar
Chief of Staff
Office of the Mayor
City and County of Denver

The Honorable Nancy Sharpe
County Commission
Arapahoe County

Henry Sobanet
Office of State Planning and Budgeting
State of Colorado

The Honorable Wade Troxell
City of Fort Collins

Chantal Unfug
Division of Local Government
State of Colorado

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

Larry Wolk
Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer
Department of Public Health and Environment
State of Colorado

Industry Representatives

Jasmine Heiss
Director of Outreach and Public Affairs Strategist for In Our Backyards
Vera Institute of Justice

Robert Myles
Business Development Manager
State & Local Government

Chris O'Reilly
Regional Sales Director
Healthcare & SLED

Fred Sargeson
General Manager
Colorado Interactive

Jase Wilson

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Contact Information

2019 Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Andrea Kleinbardt
Phone: (916) 932-1338
E-mail: akleinbardt@governing.com


Denver, CO


Hyatt Regency Denver

650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 436-1234