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Friday, February 20, 2009
GOV. RITTER TO ATTEND NATIONAL GOVERNORS MEETING THIS WEEKEND
Gov.Bill Ritterwill join governors from around the country this weekend at the National Governors Association annual winter meeting inWashington,D.C.Jobs, the economy and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which President Obama signed into law inColoradoearlier this week, will be among the topics discussed.
Governors will be meeting with the President, members of his Cabinet, congressional members, academic leaders, business executives and other experts.
Gov. Ritter also will be participating in sessions on issues important to Colorado, including strengthening the nation's infrastructure, reducing home foreclosures, building out a modern energy infrastructure, addressing climate change, reforming health care, and retraining the American workforce for a 21stcentury, global economy.
For more information about the annual meeting, visitwww.nga.orgor contact the NGA media office at 202-624-5301. Some of the highlights:
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009
8 a.m. MST The NGA 2009 Winter Meeting will host an opening news conference.Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel,1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington,D.C.
9:30 a.m. MST Opening Session: Energy Infrastructure for the 21stCentury. Keynotes: T. Boone Pickens and John W. Rowe, chairman and CEO of Exelon Corp.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009
8 a.m. Education Committee Session: Transforming the Workforce System: Upskilling American Workers.
Noon Natural Resources Committee: Energy Infrastructure: Vital for a 21stCentury Economy.
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
7:30 a.m. MST Governors will meet at the White House with President Obama, Treasury Secretary Geithner and HUD Secretary Donovan to discuss the national economic outlook and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.Media availability: 9:30 a.m. MST.