Governor Polis Welcomes Bipartisan Western Governors to Colorado as Chair of Western Governors’ Association

Monday, June 26, 2023

BOULDER  - Today, Governor Polis welcomed bipartisan governors from Western states to Colorado for the start of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) annual meeting held this year in Boulder. As WGA Chair, Governor Polis will highlight the bold and innovative progress of his Chair Initiative, The Heat Beneath Our Feet, in expanding geothermal energy research and exploration across the West. Governor Polis’s term as WGA Chair concludes at the end of the gathering.

“I am proud to welcome my fellow governors to Colorado as we come together to learn from one another and find common sense, practical solutions to the challenges our states face,” said Gov. Polis. “It has been my honor to serve as Chair of WGA over the past year and to champion the exploration and adaptation of geothermal energy across the West through my Chair Initiative, the Heat Beneath our Feet. When we work together, there is so much we can accomplish for our states and our country, and I look forward to continuing to work closely together on this important work.”

The Heat Beneath Our Feet initiative engaged over 500 stakeholders through work sessions, webinars, surveys, and tours, including workshops and geothermal site visits in Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, and Utah. 

The WGA annual meeting provides Western Governors with opportunities for bipartisan collaboration across key areas including water conservation, outdoor recreation, and health care.