Sunday, March 2, 2008


Gov. Bill Ritter and First Lady Jeannie Ritter will read to a first-grade classroom as part of Read Across America Day on Monday. The annual event is celebrated on or near the March 2 birthday of Dr. Seuss. Several Cabinet members also will be reading at other schools.
Also Monday, Gov. Ritter will address the first meeting of his new Innovation Council, and appear at the 2008 Health Care Day of Action news conference at the Capitol.
Monday, March 3, 2008
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.       Gov. Ritter and First Lady Jeannie Ritter will be reading to first-graders at Berkeley Gardens Elementary School, 5301 Lowell Blvd., DenverNote to Media: Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up.
Other Cabinet and staff members also will be participating in Read Across America Day:
9:30 a.m.                     Edison Elementary, 3350 Quitman St., Denver: Rich Gonzales, executive director, Department of Personnel and Administration, and Pete Weir, executive director, Department of Public Safety
10:30 a.m.                   Cowell Elementary, 4540 W. 10th Ave., Denver: Harris Sherman, executive director, Department of Natural Resources, Roxanne Huber, executive director, Department of Revenue, and Mike Locatis, chief information officer.
1:30 p.m.                    Colfax Elementary, 1526 Tennyson St. Denver: Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien and Don Mares, executive director, Department of Labor.
Other Gov. Ritter events for Monday:
9 a.m.                          Gov. Ritter will address the Innovation Council at the start of the 34-member group's first meeting. Gov. Ritter established the Council to: assist state government as it reforms and improves its use of information technology; develop a strategy to spur broadband development throughout the state; and support state government's economic-development efforts for the technology sector. Location: Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade, 1625 Broadway, Suite 820.
11:30 a.m.                   Gov. Ritter will take part in the Health Care Day of Action news conference. Location: West Steps, State Capitol.