Monday, February 9, 2009

Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien Unveils Monthly Podcast

Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien posted her first monthly podcast today, which focuses on education reform in a down economy.  The podcast can be found by going to her website located at,, and clicking on the podcast button.

"It is important for everyone in Colorado to understand that my office is also working toward goals that will improve the state, especially in these challenging economic times," said Lt. Gov. O'Brien.

Lt. Gov. O'Brien is co-chair of Gov. Ritter's P20 Education Coordinating Council, a group of business, education, and community representatives that studies education reform issues with a goal of creating a seamless education system from pre-school to graduate-school in preparing students for the demands of the 21st Century. This year, Lt. Gov. O'Brien and other members of the council concentrated on developing innovative solutions in a time of diminishing funds.

"Ensuring that our education system is graduating work-force ready, community-involved citizens is a top priority for this administration," Lt. Gov. O'Brien said.

The lieutenant governor's office handles education reform, early childhood issues, aerospace, the Governor's Commission on Community Service, the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs and health and wellness issues.  Future podcasts will be posted the first week of each month.