Speaker Date Topic
Diamond Awards #2 Apr 27, 2018
Diamond Awards #2

Recognizing top teachers in Colorado Springs. 

Peter Wysocki, Dir. of Planning & Community Dev. May 04, 2018
North Nevada Redevelopment Project
North Nevada Redevelopment Project

Peter Wysocki is the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Colorado Springs. He will tell us about the redevelopment plans for North Nevada Avenue. 

Larry Liston May 11, 2018
State Legislative Update
State Legislative Update

State Representative Larry Liston will provide an update on actions of the General Assembly.

Stephane Lessard, Consul General of Canada May 18, 2018
Canada's Views on International Trade and NAFTA
Canada's Views on International Trade and NAFTA

Stéphane Lessard joined Global Affairs Canada at the Consulate General of Canada in August 2016. As Canada's Consul General in Denver, Stéphane oversees a team of 17 people who work within Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah and Wyoming to strengthen trade and economic ties; enhance political, academic and cultural links; and assist Canadians visiting or living in the five-state U.S. Mountain West region.

Stéphane began his career practicing commercial law in Montréal before joining the Canadian Federal Government in 1993, where he has held numerous senior and executive positions. Prior to arriving in Denver, Stéphane spent the last ten years with Health Canada (2006 to 2016), where he served in different executive positions across the Offices of the Chief Scientist, the Strategic Policy Branch, the Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency. He has also worked with the Canadian Space Agency (1993 to 2004), where, as the Head of International Affairs, he oversaw relationships with foreign national and multinational space agencies; and with Global Affairs Canada’s Global Partnership Program (2004 to 2006), where he focused on preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Stéphane holds a BCL from the University of Montréal, his LLM in Air & Space Law from McGill University, his LLB from the University of Ottawa, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

A native of Montréal, Canada, Stéphane and his wife, Raji Bansal, have three children: Jasmine, Lana and Benjamin.

Michael Golembesky at the Mining Exchange May 25, 2018
Level Zero Heroes and Dagger 22
Level Zero Heroes and Dagger 22

Michael Golembesky is the NY Times Bestselling Author of Level Zero Heroes and Dagger 22, the story of Marine Special Operations Team 8222. SSG Golembeski was a Joint Terminal Attack Controller and served five combat tours. His final assignment was with team 8222 in the Bala Murghab River Valley. He currently lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and daughter where he works as a defense contractor and writer. Recommended by Ron Rubin. 

Jean Kraus Jun 01, 2018
Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS)
Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS)

Jean Kraus is the Program Administrator of CAPS (Community Advancing Public Safety), an award winning community-wide effort that engages volunteers (18 and older) in a public safety partnership with the city's police and fire departments and Office of Emergency Management. Since 2011 the program has offered unique and interesting opportunities in support of our public safety departments. 

Chief Ted Collas Jun 08, 2018
Colorado Springs Fire Department
Colorado Springs Fire Department

Chief Collas will provide some insights to the fire service in Colorado Springs.

Leadership Handoff Jun 15, 2018
Handoff of Leadership to the Gregory Administration
No Meeting Jul 06, 2018
Independence Day Holiday

No meeting today.