IN RECOGNITION OF JERRY FORTE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 85
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2018)

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                     IN RECOGNITION OF JERRY FORTE


                           HON. DOUG LAMBORN

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  Mr. LAMBORN. Mr. Speaker, for over twelve years, Jerry Forte has 
served the Colorado Springs area tirelessly and with great success as 
CEO for Colorado Springs Utilities. During his tenure, Mr. Forte 
oversaw production of electric, natural gas, and water services for 
over a half million customers in our area. In his work, he has 
streamlined large projects in order to save customers money and improve 
overall efficiency. He will retire this year, but not without leaving a 
lasting legacy--he has delivered reliable service and low rates to our 
   He also operated the nearly $1 billion utility budget with a high 
degree of professionalism and incredible stewardship. Community leaders 
like Mr. Forte are the reason our region thrives and remains one of the 
best places to live in the nation. As a Colorado Springs native, he 
understands and appreciates that.
   Mr. Forte returned to his hometown of Colorado Springs after serving 
the communities of Sterling, Colorado and Woodland Park, Colorado. He 
also worked in the private sector as a consulting engineer. He managed 
Johnson Control's five-service utility in support of the Los Alamos 
National Laboratory, where he received awards for excellence in 
customer satisfaction and leadership excellence. He also has several 
publications to his credit.
   Mr. Forte is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable public water 
and power. I'm extremely thankful for his service and commitment. Our 
region has been in good hands. Mr. Forte, thank you for over twelve 
years as CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities and decades more of service 
to our state. I wish him well and I pray that God will bless him in 
whatever he decides to do next.