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2024 Winter Leadership Summit


Feb 2, 2024 @ 8:00 am - Feb 4, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

GBA’s Winter Leadership Summit is an annual meeting where the Board of Directors and members of GBA’s Committees convene for strategic planning and working sessions. It is an opportunity for our volunteers to complete assignments together for the current fiscal year ending April 30, 2024 and to identify and prioritize actions to focus on for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

All active committee members are invited to attend.

Registration for this event is Free.  In addition, for Active Committee Members – GBA will cover up to 2 nights (Friday & Saturday, Feb. 2nd & 3rd)




Friday, February 2, 2024

Arrival Day for: Active Committee Members and Emerging Leaders Class 5 Participants!

Saturday, February 3, 2024

7:30AM to 9:00AM – Board of Directors and Committee Chairs Meeting
(Board of Directors, Director-nominees, Committee Chairs, and Staff)

9:00AM to 9:30AM – Board Liaisons meet with Committee Chairs

8:30AM to 9:30AM – Group Breakfast and Networking
(All Attendees not in the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs Meeting)

9:45AM to 10:00AM – Opening Remarks by President Matt Moler, P.E. and President-Elect Guy Marcozzi, P.E., D.GE, LEED AP BD+C, F.ASCE

10:00AM to 10:45AM – GBA Strategic Planning Session

11:00AM to 12:00 PM – Committee Meetings – Finish past year’s assignments

12:00PM to 1:00PM – Networking Lunch

1:00PM to 3:30PM – Committee Meeting – Planning for FY2024-2025

3:30PM to 4:30PM – Committees in Concert

4:30PM to 5:30PM – Board of Directors and Committee Chairs Meeting
(Board of Directors, Director-nominees, Committee Chairs, and Staff)

6:00PM to 8:00PM – Networking Reception


Westin Denver Downtown Hotel
1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: 303-572-9100
Website: Westin Denver Downtown Hotel

Please do not call the hotel for room reservations…
as all room reservations are handled via a rooming list provided by GBA staff to the hotel after committee members register for the Winter Leadership Summit via GBA’s online registration process which will open in late November 2023.

WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio
The Westin Denver Downtown Hotel’s 2,944-square-foot facility is designed to accommodate a full range of fitness options to suit all types of workout routines, from running, walking, and bicycling to Pilates, yoga, weightlifting, and calisthenics. The studio has a full range of cardiovascular machines and strength-training equipment. Customize your workout with functional training equipment such as kettlebells, medicine balls, strength bands, and the signature TRX®Suspension Trainer™. Plus enjoy the indoor half-court basketball court.


Accommodations / Reservation Procedures

Room reservations are secured via a rooming list provided by GBA after committee members register through GBA’s online registration process. The guest room rate for GBA attendees is $191 inclusive of taxes per night. All Active Committee Members will have their room/tax covered by GBA for up to 2 nights (Friday & Saturday, Feb. 2nd and 3rd). All participants are required to provide a credit card upon check-in to cover all of their own incidental charges and any room/tax charges not covered by GBA.

GBA’s room block for Committee Members and Emerging Leaders is for Friday and Saturday nights only. If you plan to arrive prior to Friday, February 2nd or extend your stay after the evening of Saturday, February 3rd, you must contact Barb@geoprofessional.org to inquire about extending your stay.

Check-in time is 4:00PM; check-out time is 11:00AM. Requests for early check-in or late check-out may be limited and is at the sole discretion of the Hotel. You must contact the hotel (front desk) directly to request an early check-in or late check-out. Any additional fees for late check-out are the individual’s sole responsibility.

Hotel Parking – Westin Denver Downtown Hotel

Valet parking:

A private parking garage is located under the hotel providing valet parking with in/out privileges for hotel guests. Parking may be charged to one’s guest room.

The fee listed below is subject to change without notice:

• $54.00 for overnight valet parking.
• Applicable taxes will apply to all parking charges.


The Tabor Center Parking Garage has entrances on Larimer Street and Lawrence Street and connects with the hotel underground on B & C Levels (look for Hotel Elevators). This parking garage is separately owned and operated by LAZ Parking.

Getting There

Denver International Airport (DEN) (8500 Pena Blvd., Denver, CO 80249) is 27 miles from the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel. The approximately travel time is 35 minutes by car depending on time of day and traffic. http://www.flydenver.com/

The Best Way to get from the Denver International Airport to the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver International Airport (DEN) has direct rail connection between the airport and downtown. Airport rail station is located underneath the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel.
• Distance: 23 miles of track between Denver International Airport and Denver’s Union Station
• Travel Time: 37 minutes
• Frequency:
o Peak Hours: 4:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – every 15 minutes
o Non-Peak Hours: 3:15 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – every 30 minutes.
• Fare: $10.50 each way between Denver International Airport and Union Station.
o From Union Station – head southwest toward 16th Street. Turn left onto 16th Street and walk approximately 6 blocks to Lawrence Street. Hotel will be on the left.
The “A” Line whisks travelers to the heart of downtown, specifically the recently restored Union Station, which is the city’s new transportation hub. From Union Station, travelers can access the free 16th Street Mall Shuttle (MallRide) and free downtown MetroRide buses that provide access to most downtown hotels
Located in the heart of Denver, the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel is a few short blocks from the Greyhound Lines Station, the Regional Transportation District Station, and the Denver Amtrak Station.
All are conveniently connected by the 16th Street free mall shuttle.

Airport Service | RTD – Denver

The one-way fare for a taxicab service between Denver International Airport and the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel is approximately $55.00.

Driving Directions

From the Denver International Airport to the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel
1. Head North on Peña Blvd
2. Take East 84th Avenue to Peña Blvd (1.6 miles)
3. Follow Peña Blvd then merge onto I-70 W to Park Ave W.
4. Stay in Right 2 lanes to take exit 274 from I-70 W toward Colorado Springs (22.2 miles)
5. Keep Left at the fork, follow signs for I-25 South to Speer Boulevard Exit (212A)
6. Continue on Speer to Lawrence and turn left
7. The hotel is on the right side of Lawrence Street




Feb 2, 2024 @ 8:00 am
Feb 4, 2024 @ 5:00 pm