Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2023

SUMMER 2023┃25 Featured Speaker: Karl Mecklenburg Presenting “Teamwork and Leadership in a Changing World” Thursday, 9/28 | 8:30 AM Story-based and full of humor, Karl Mecklenburg’s presentation brings a team together in times of change, and fights complacency in times of success. The lessons life in the NFL taught him about teamwork, courage, dedication, desire, honesty and forgiveness, and goal setting can be applied anywhere. Teams with leaders throughout the organization win. Great teams use the strengths of the individual to help the team win, and the strengths of the team to cover for the weaknesses of the individual. Karl Mecklenburg rose from a college walk-on at the University of Minnesota and 12th round NFL draft pick to a career with the Denver Broncos that included six Pro Bowl and three Super Bowl appearances. Considered the most versatile player in the NFL, Mecklenburg played all seven Defensive front positions—sometimes in the course of a single game. In 1987 he was selected as both the AFC Linebacker of the Year and the AFC Defensive Player of the Year. Since retiring from football, Mecklenburg has been inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame. Mecklenburg was a Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist for ten consecutive years. Karl has earned Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. Since retiring from professional football, Karl divides his time between public speaking and his ongoing charity commitments. The Mecklenburgs still live in Littleton, Colorado. Shuttle to the Roadeo Site Wednesday, 9/27 We’ve made it easier than ever to catch all the fun at the National Snow Roadeo with our free shuttle. It runs all day Wednesday from the north (back) side of the Embassy Suites Conference Center, to “The Ranch” – the Roadeo site at the Budweiser Events Center. CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS MAJOR SPONSORS