22 county residents to attend D.C. event

Twenty-two Mesa County residents are among 64 Coloradans selected to attend the first Colorado Capital Conference in Washington, D.C., in June.

Attendees to the conference, which is sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Mesa State College President Tim Foster, will meet with the Colorado congressional delegation, as well as officials from other states and members of the Cabinet.

“I am thrilled to be a part of any movement that gets Coloradans out to our nation’s capital,” Udall said.

It’s also good for officials in Washington to hear from residents and officials in the state, Udall said.

“These citizens want their voices to be heard, and that input is what democracy is all about,” Udall said.

“We hope that this is the first of many productive Capital Conferences and that more Coloradans will take part in this great opportunity in the years to come.”

The conference is an opportunity for Coloradans to get an insider’s view into national issues, Foster said, noting that the conference gives Coloradans an opportunity to affect national policy.

In addition to the Mesa County residents, attendees will come these counties:

Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Chaffee, Custer, Delta, Denver Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Grand, Gunnison, Jefferson, La Plata, Kit Carson, Montezuma, Montrose,  Pitkin, Pueblo, Rio Grande and Weld.


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