GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton made an appearance in Grand Junction.
Members from the Mesa County Republican Women's group met at the Two Rivers Convention Center for their monthly luncheon.
"This is just an informative meeting and a social time for all of us to get together," said Ruth Ehlers, President of the Mesa County Republican Women.
At every meeting they bring in a state official. This time, Treasurer Stapleton made his way to Mesa County.
"He's going to be talking about some of the things that are going on and what the state of the treasury is," said Ehlers.
"It's really easy for people who are elected representatives to talk about people just in the metro area, but i think we need to talk about issues that impact people in the more rural areas of Colorado -especially Grand Junction," said Walker Stapleton, Colorado State Treasurer.
Some of these issues include affordable healthcare, creating more businesses, and boosting the economy.
"The Western Slope is unique in that the natural gas capabilities are immense, and they can hopefully have an impactful growth on this region of our state," said Stapleton.
Stapleton tells us that we're already seeing a boom in the tech industry here in Grand Junction.
"I think there is a great opportunity for places like Grand Junction to get the new entrepreneurial business, the new tech company, the new start up company. That's going to lead to a vibrant economy for many, many years to come," said Stapleton.
Although people may not think of these issues on a daily basis,
"It impacts their checkbooks, it impacts their wallets, and I think it's important for them to know about."
To learn more about upcoming events or to voice any questions or opinions, you're encouraged to visit the Colorado Department of Treasury website at www.colorado.gov/treasury.