36 Commuting Solutions and the Northwest Chamber Alliance (a coalition of the Broomfield, Boulder and Longmont chambers) will host the 8th Legislative Breakfast on Jan. 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Omni Interlocken Hotel. The purpose of this year’s event is to convene public and private stakeholders around the Northwest region’s transportation priorities during the 2017 legislative session.
The 8th Legislative Breakfast will provide a collaborative environment for businesses, governments and transportation agencies to discuss the future of the Northwest region, especially as it relates to potential state legislation to prioritize transportation.
“Transportation is becoming a paramount issue for businesses, especially when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees,” said John Tayer, President and CEO of the Boulder chamber. “Businesses that are highly accessible become desirable employment hubs and ultimately increase a region’s population, economy and quality of life.”
Economic development also is a focal point of this year’s breakfast.
Said 36 Commuting Solutions Executive Director Audrey DeBarros: “Over 16 percent of the Denver metro region’s population and employment is concentrated in Boulder County, Broomfield County and City of Westminster, which means the outcomes of transportation over the coming years will determine how our region’s economy, public health and population progress over the coming decades.”
Legislators such as House Majority Leader KC Becker, Sen. John Cooke (Senate Transportation Committee vice chair) and Rep. Diane Mitsch-Bush (House Transportation & Energy Committee chair) will discuss priorities most important to their parties and regions, and the U.S. 36 Mayors & Commissioners Coalition and 36 Commuting Solutions will present their 2017 Legislative Policy Agenda. The breakfast will also feature a keynote address from Gov. John Hickenlooper and presentations by regional businesses leaders and elected officials.
The cost to attend is $75 for members of 36 Commuting Solutions, the Broomfield Chamber, the Boulder Chamber and the Longmont Chamber and $90 for non-members. Registration can be completed through Jan. 4 by visiting http://bit.ly/2eTlEBp.