An Evening with John Hickenlooper
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018
The Bard home, Beaver Creek
Former Mayor of Denver and outgoing Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper will be the guest of honor at the house of Pam and Richard Bard for a special evening of insights into his views of the financial and political world. He was inaugurated Governor of Colorado in 2011 and has been extremely engaged in many different aspects of Colorado finance and politics. As a well-regarded governor, he has had significant dialogue on national issues. Also a successful businessman, Hickenlooper will incorporate those insights with his two terms of experience as governor. He will give us a short summary of his views on the most important issues facing our state and nation and then be available for an extensive Q&A session to address those topics in which you have an interest.
This is a special fundraising event to be held in a private home and, as such, attendance is limited.
John Hickenlooper is a lifetime entrepreneur who ran as a “dark horse” to become Mayor of Denver in 2003. In eight years, he had streamlined the total workforce by seven percent, the first such reduction in Denver’s history. In 2005, TIME Magazine named him as one of the five top big-city mayors in America. He added “author” to his resume with the publication of his memoir, “The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics.”
When he was inaugurated Governor of Colorado in 2011, having run on his history of collaboration for community good, he became the first Denver mayor to be elected governor in 150 years. He also became the first geologist to become a governor in the history of the nation and the first brewer since Sam Adams in 1792. Again, he recruited talent from all quarters and redefined the relationship between a state government and its business and civic communities.
Governor Hickenlooper applied his passion to create good government on a national level as well. His 2015 “Chair’s Initiative” at the National Governors Association, focusing on hiring, appropriate creation and implementation of regulations, and continuous improvement, was a bipartisan success. He is a great believer that governors, far more than Congress, can revive American democracy.