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Polis transition committees announce seven telephone town-hall meetings

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November 26, 2018, 10:15 am

Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis, who until January still represents Vail and the eastern end of Eagle County in Congress, will be taking feedback from the public via seven transition committees starting Wednesday, Nov. 28. Here’s a press release on how to participate:

Governor-Elect Polis’ Transition Committees Announce Upcoming Tele Town Hall Meetings

Jared Polis

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder

Governor-Elect Jared Polis’ seven transition committees on Monday announced upcoming telephone town hall meeting dates as part of their ongoing engagement of the public, gathering feedback and opportunities to make government work for all Coloradans.

Dates when the tele town halls will take place are:

Committees

Tele Town Hall Dates

Consumer Services

28-Nov

Transportation, Infrastructure & Local Affairs

29-Nov

Energy & Natural Resources & Agriculture

1-Dec

Public Safety, Military & Corrections

3-Dec

Health & Human & Services

5-Dec

Education

5-Dec

Economic Development & Labor

8-Dec

The tele town halls are part of an open, and inclusive transition process. Through its website, www.BoldlyForward.co, the public has been encouraged to get involved in the transition process by applying to volunteer on one of the subcommittees, submit their ideas for improving Colorado or engaging in public events like these tele town halls. Since launching following the election, committees and working groups have been keeping a busy schedule.

What the Tele Town Halls will Include:

Representatives of the subcommittee hosting the call will provide an update across two streams of work:

1. Candidate recruitment for the Governor-Elect to consider for cabinet-level positions;

2. Assessing and gathering perspectives about each department under the governor’s executive control to prepare a report about opportunities and considerations relating to the operations of the department.

The public can most actively participate in tele town halls by using the web-link available in the Events section of the website. The web interface will allow users to ask questions using a chat feature or to virtually “raise their hand,” to be called on to ask a question or share their thoughts. Participants joining by phone will be given instructions at the start of the call for submitting their questions by email or text.

Each tele town hall allows for committee members to listen to members of the public and seek their input on improving the various agencies in that area.

“An important part of the transition subcommittees’ work is to solicit public input on how to improve the way state government operates in order to enhance the quality of life and expand opportunity for all Coloradans,” said Mara Sheldon, spokesperson to Governor-Elect Polis.

Additional details on how to sign-up and participate in the tele town halls can be found at http://www.boldlyforward.co/events

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