Gov. Ritter leaves office Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, completing a historic four-year term of leading Colorado forward in the New Energy Economy, education reform, increasing access to healthcare and protecting the most vulnerable among us during difficult economic times.
As Colorado's 41st governor - and the first Colorado-born governor in more than 35 years - Bill Ritter made bold advances in job-creation, education, energy, the environment, healthcare, transportation and smarter government. His vision, strategies and leadership will help transform Colorado and build a brighter future for our children, families, businesses and communities for years to come.
During his four-year term, Gov. Ritter visited every corner of Colorado, nearly all of Colorado's 64 counties and made more than 300 trips to communities outside the metro area.
He signed 1,853 pieces of legislation into law, nominated more than 3,200 Coloradans to boards and commissions, appointed 112 judges, and issued 1,350 proclamations.
Click here to read a comprehensive report detailing the accomplishments of the Governor and his administration over the last four years.
Click here to read, A Blueprint for a New Energy Economy, a guide to how the Ritter administration created a clean-energy economy in Colorado and how other states and the nation can follow the same blueprint.