Gov. Hickenlooper appoints Stephanie Copeland as executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 30 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Stephanie Copeland has been appointed executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), effective January 2017. She will replace Fiona Arnold, who has served in the role since November 2014.

“From small startups and early phase companies to large multi-national companies, Stephanie focuses on ensuring high growth for companies both in the U.S. and Europe. Colorado is extremely lucky to have her expertise and know-how,” said Hickenlooper. “Stephanie’s leadership will enhance OEDIT’s ability to attract investment from both the international and national business communities, as well as unlock new opportunities to accelerate the state’s job growth.”

Many state offices closed on Thursday, Nov. 24

DENVER — Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 — In observance of Thanksgiving, many state offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26.

State driver’s license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records office and executive branch departments will be among the facilities closed Thursday. Most of Colorado’s state parks will be open, but the visitor centers and administrative offices will be closed. State troopers will be patrolling the highways and Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be working as necessary.

Gov. Hickenlooper awards 2016 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals

DENVER — Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the recipients of the 2016 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship medals (CGCM). Inaugurated in 2015 by Executive Order and awarded on behalf of Quarterly Forum (QF), the CGCM is one of the highest honors bestowed upon residents or organizations of Colorado for their meritorious contributions to the strength and vitality of the state.

“The collaboration and contributions that we see from Coloradans in the business, nonprofit and public sectors are an inspiration to future generations of leaders,” said Hickenlooper. “I am honored to award this year’s medals to some of our state’s most remarkable leaders.”

Governor Hickenlooper, Secretary Jewell to make announcement on oil & gas development in the White River National Forest

DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 — On Thursday November 17, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze will join Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to announce the final decision related to oil and gas development in Colorado’s White River National Forest.