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Governor to speak in Snowmass Village

Editor's note: This story has been updated.

SNOWMASS VILLAGE - Gov. John Hickenlooper's office has confirmed that he will visit Snowmass Village for two events taking place on March 6.

Late last week, Roaring Fork Leadership announced that Hickenlooper will speak at a fundraiser that is open to the public. The governor will discuss his path to state politics, and guests will have an opportunity to ask him questions, according to a statement.

The event has been dubbed "Hickenlooper 2.0" because the governor has spoken to the nonprofit before, in August 2007, said executive director Andrea Palm-Porter. Hosting the governor is a way to mark Roaring Fork Leadership's 25th birthday, according to a statement, and all proceeds from the event will go to the nonprofit's 25th Anniversary Fundraiser Fund.

The governor will also attend a private fundraiser for his re-election campaign that same day at Viceroy Snowmass.

Dwayne Romero, president of Related Colorado and alumnus of Roaring Fork Leadership, helped set up the gubernatorial visit. Romero has worked with Hickenlooper on the statewide Economic Development Commission.

"John has been a great supporter of civic engagement and consensus leadership because it strengthens regional connections, so it is very appropriate that he would speak in front of Roaring Fork Leadership on this anniversary," Romero said.

Roaring Fork Leadership is a nonprofit that aims to help people build effective leadership skills. Eighty percent of its 600 alumni live in the Roaring Fork Valley, according to a statement.

The fundraiser is from 6 to 8 p.m. March 6 in the Base Village Conference Center. Tickets are $35 or $45 at the door. For more information, call 970-922-6035 or visit www.rfleadership.org.

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