Colorado’s Strategic Partnership with Jordan Culminates in National Security Forum with Prince Feisal of Jordan March 13

DENVER — Monday, March 12, 2018 — His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Ibn Al-Hussein, of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, will be the honored guest of Gov. Hickenlooper for a national security forum entitled “Crisis & Clarity in the Middle East.” The event is March 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The forum also will include Ambassador Dennis Ross, Middle East policy adviser to five U.S. presidents, and will be moderated by Catherine Herridge, award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for Fox News Channel. The event is part of the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL)’s global security speaker series.

“It is an honor to have His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Ibn Al-Hussein join us to speak to Jordan’s partnership with the state of Colorado and the United States,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “In light of current security challenges in the Middle East, the National Guard State Partnership Program is more important than ever. We are eager to hear from the expert panel on what the future holds for the Middle East and how it will impact Jordan, the U.S. and Colorado.”

Gov. Hickenlooper signs Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today signed Boards and Commissions appointments to the 12th Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission and Board of Mortgage Loan Originators.

Commissions on Judicial Performance provide voters with fair, responsible and constructive evaluations of judges and justices seeking retention. The results also provide judges with information to help improve their professional skills as judicial officers.

The State Commission promulgates the Rules Governing Commissions on Judicial Performance and evaluates the Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges. District Commissions evaluate the performance of county and district court judges in their judicial district during the judge’s current term of office, which is the past two years for new (provisional) judges, the past four years for county court judges, and the past six years for district court judges.

Gov. Hickenlooper signs Boards and Commissions appointment

DENVER — Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today signed a Boards and Commissions appointment to the State Board of Assessment Appeals.

The State Board of Assessment Appeals hears appeals filed by real and personal property owners on the valuation placed on their property.

For a term expiring July 1, 2019:
Cherice Kjosness of Thornton, and occasioned by the resignation of James R. Meurer of Golden, appointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s statement on the Colorado House vote to expel Rep. Steve Lebsock

DENVER — Friday, March 2, 2018 — This afternoon, Gov. Hickenlooper released the following statement as the Colorado House of Representatives voted to expel Rep. Steve Lebsock after allegations of sexual harassment were investigated and found to be credible.

“Today’s vote by Colorado’s House of Representatives was important and necessary to address well-documented instances of sexual harassment in the workplace. This has been a painful chapter and it is our sincere hope that we all learn from the bravery of the women who came forward.”