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Northern Colorado is morphing into an area with regional potential, population and challenges.  Leadership with a regional perspective will be essential for a positive vision of our future. With that in mind, Leadership Northern Colorado launched in 2010.

A joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County, this six-month interactive development program will focus on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills.  The program is designed to educate and motivate leaders who are committed to shaping the future of our region. 

2015 Leadership Northern Colorado Applications Available

Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2015 Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class, presented by Banner Health and Kaiser Permanente.

Graduates of local leadership programs and individuals in leadership positions in their organizations desiring to make a long term impact on the region are encouraged to apply. Thirty current and emerging leaders from throughout the region will be selected to participate in the 2015 program, which will begin in January and conclude in June.  Participants will come together on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a day-long session to learn about public governance, land use and infrastructure, education and workforce, economic development and regional leadership.

The 2015 program application can be found under the application tab or by clicking HERE. The application deadline is Wednesday, October 29 at 5 p.m.  Applications should be sent by email to LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org

What does the 2015 program look like? 

  • Six-month program – January 27, 2015 to June 23, 2015 
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Classroom and tour-based instruction
  • The tuition for the six-month program is $750 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.

What topics will be addressed? 
•Public Governance •Land Use and Infrastructure •Education and Workforce •Economic Development •Regional Leadership

Who Should Apply? 
As Leadership Northern Colorado functions as an extension of local Leadership programs, graduates of Leadership Fort Collins, Leadership Loveland and Leadership Weld County are encouraged to apply. In addition, individuals who are leaders within their own organizations, and who desire to make a long-term impact on the region, should also apply. Only 30 individuals will be selected to participate.

Are there scholarships?
Yes.  A limited number of scholarships are available.  The application, due on October 29, can be found here.

How do you join the Steering Committee?
The Steering Committee provides leadership to the LNC program and works directly with staff to evaluate, design and produce the individual sessions, the orientation program, the graduation ceremony and the overall Leadership program.  The committee is open to alumni of the program.  An application to join the committee can be found here and is due October 15 at 5pm.

More Information? 
Contact the Leadership Northern Colorado hotline at (970) 682-3562. orLeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org.

2014 Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation
Alumni invited to attend presentation on leadership

The fifth Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class will soon complete their six month program and LNC alumni and the public are invited to celebrate the class accomplishments and to learn more about leadership at a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Ryan Wood, former fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, co-founder of the billion-dollar Under Armour apparel company, and owner of Sweetwood Cattle Co. in Steamboat Springs.  

The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on June 24 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd, outside of Fort Collins. Sponsored by Public Service Credit Union and Austin's American Grill, the event provides a great way for Alumni to reconnect to the program and will raise funds to provide scholarships to future class participants.  Registration is $25 and available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  Registration includes lunch and the keynote presentation by Wood.

Join the current class and the over 150 graduates of the LNC program to learn about Wood's experiences and vision.

"I don't come from generations of ranchers, but I've always had a passion for it," said Wood, who left Under Armour in 2007 after 10 years, including two years running its international operations out of Amsterdam.

"The greatest thing about Under Armour were the early years," said Wood, 38. "We sewed. We were bookkeepers, IT guys, sales and manufacturing guys. We did everything from cutting fabric to boxing products in a warehouse. That was so cool looking back on it. Worldwide, there are 2,500 employees, and you think of all those lives that you affected and opportunities you provided."

But Wood was ready to come home to Colorado - to ski, fish, hunt and start his new company producing artisan beef. Last spring his ranch became the first in Colorado to receive the "Verified Green" award from the USDA for its sustainable practices. Sweetwood even ships its steaks across the U.S. in recycled, recyclable or reusable packaging as part of its environmental stewardship.

The 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado program will end June 24 with a final class session and graduation by the 31 participants. The class ran from January through June.

The 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

Eric Aakko, Weld County Public Health and Environment

Richard Alper, Alper-Davis Mediation Services 
Matt Beck, Colorado Business Bank 
Mara Brosy-Wiwchar, Congressman Jared Polis 
Jordan Butts, BBVA Compass Bank 
Chris Crutcher, Wells Fargo Bank 
Todd Dangerfield, Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority 
Patti Garcia, Town of Windsor 
Guner Gardenhire, RBC Wealth Management 
Jennifer Gehrman, PointsWest Community Bank 
Bob Hinderaker, Great Western Bank 
Howard Hissrich, Morgan Stanley 
Jeff Kirtley, RLH Engineering, Inc. 
Paul Matthews, Banner Health 
Eric McCrery, Cobalt Mortgage 
Heather McNeill, Columbine Medical Equipment 
Greg Metzo, US Bank 
Deanne Mulvihill, Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce 
Tamara O'Dell, PR and Marketing Communications 
Jenna Oliver, Aims Community College 
Jessica Rawley, CSU - College of Business 
Sarita Reddy, GCI, Inc. 
Rochelle Reynolds, Ehrlich Vehicles, Inc. 
Sara Seely, First National Bank 
Michael Short, Downtown Fort Collins Business Association 
Erica Siemers, PVH and MCR Foundation 
Melissa St. Clair, Heart of the Rockies Christian Church 
Robyn Steele, Loveland Chamber of Commerce 
Shashi Unnithan, Front Range Community College 
Paul Watkins, Wells Fargo Business Banking 
Reza Zadeh, Timberline Church

 

Leadership Northern Colorado is a program developed and designed through collaboration of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County. The regional development program is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region. The six-month interactive program for 30 select leaders from across the region will focus on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills. For more information, visit www.LeadershipNorthernColorado.com

 

2014 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-one current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado program.  The group is a diverse mix of professions with representative from education, large and small business, not for profit and government. 

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and WeldCounty, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.

“The selection committee had a tremendous task when they were asked to select our fifth class.  We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said David May, president & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

Eric

Aakko

Weld County Public Health   and Environment

Richard

Alper

Alper-Davis Mediation   Services

Matt

Beck

Colorado Business Bank

Mara

Brosy-Wiwchar

Congressman Jared Polis

Jordan

Butts

BBVA Compass Bank

Chris

Crutcher

Wells Fargo Bank

Todd

Dangerfield

Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority

Patti

Garcia

Town of Windsor

Guner

Gardenhire

RBC Wealth Management

Jennifer

Gehrman

PointsWest Community Bank

Bob

Hinderaker

Upstate Colorado

Howard

Hissrich

Morgan Stanley

Jeff

Kirtley

RLH Engineering, Inc.

Paul

Matthews

Banner Health

Eric

McCrery

Cobalt Mortgage

Heather

McNeill

Columbine Medical Equipment

Greg

Metzo

US Bank

Deanne

Mulvihill

Berthoud Area Chamber of   Commerce

Tamara

O'Dell

PR and Marketing   Communications

Jenna

Oliver

AimsCommunity College

Jessica

Rawley

CSU - College of Business

Sarita

Reddy

GCI, Inc.

Rochelle

Reynolds

Ehrlich Vehicles, Inc.

Sara

Seely

First National Bank

Michael

Short

Downtown Fort Collins Business Association

Erica

Siemers

PVH and MCR Foundation

Melissa

St. Clair

Heart of the Rockies Christian Church

Robyn

Steele

Loveland Chamber of Commerce

Shashi

Unnithan

Front RangeCommunity College

Paul

Watkins

Wells Fargo Business Banking

Reza

Zadeh

TimberlineChurch

 

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Kick Off Event on December 4 at the Embassy Suites.  The Kick Off Event is open to the public and will feature keynote speaker Bill Flannigan, Executive Vice President of the Alleghany Conference on Community Development.  Registration is available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be on January 28.  The program is a six-month interactive development program that will be focused on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills.  The program is designed to educate and motivate leaders who are committed to shaping the future of our region.

2014 Leadership Northern Colorado Applications Available

Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class.

Graduates of local leadership programs and individuals in leadership positions in their organizations desiring to make a long term impact on the region are encouraged to apply. Thirty current and emerging leaders from throughout the region will be selected to participate in the 2014 program, which will begin in January and conclude in June.  Participants will come together on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a day-long session to learn about public governance, land use and infrastructure, education and workforce, economic development and regional leadership.

The 2014 program application can be found under the application tab or by clicking HERE. The application deadline is Friday, November 1 at 5 p.m.  Applications should be sent by email to LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org

What does the 2014 program look like? •Six-month program – January 28, 2014 to June 24, 2014 •Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. •Classroom and tour-based instruction The tuition for the six-month program is $750 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.

What topics will be addressed? •Public Governance •Land Use and Infrastructure •Education and Workforce •Economic Development •Regional Leadership

Who Should Apply? As Leadership Northern Colorado functions as an extension of local Leadership programs, graduates of Leadership Fort Collins, Leadership Loveland and Leadership Weld County are encouraged to apply. In addition, individuals who are leaders within their own organizations, and who desire to make a long-term impact on the region, should also apply. Only 30 individuals will be selected to participate.

More Information? Contact the Leadership Northern Colorado hotline at (970) 682-3562. or LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org.

 

2013 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Graduates

The fourth Leadership Northern Colorado class completed their six month program on Tuesday, June 25 at Austin's Homestead in Windsor.  Thirty participants completed the 2013 program and were recognized at a graduation event sponsored by Public Service Credit Union and Austin's Homestead.  Leadership Northern Colorado has now graduated 115 participants.

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland chambers of commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and WeldCounty, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.  The program was sponsored in 2013 by Colorado Health Medical Group.

The 2013 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

  • Molly Armbrister, Northern Colorado Business Report
  • Mary Atchison, Kaiser Permanente
  • Tana Atwood, Bohemian Foundation
  • Bruce Beardsley, Aims Community College
  • Kendra Bigsby, Colorado State University
  • Sarah Boyd, City of Greeley
  • Michal Connors, Windsor Chamber of Commerce
  • Helen Davis, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
  • Beth Edens, RE/MAX Advanced, Inc.
  • Maggie Flanagan, Rocky Mountain Innosphere
  • Betsy Gammon, Emergency Physicians of the Rockies
  • Leslie Gann-Exner, Banner Health/NCMC
  • Erica Herman, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Daman Holland, Ripley Design, Inc.
  • John Hutson, Aims Community College
  • Allison King, Pfizer
  • Steven Lukowski, City of Fort Collins
  • Tracy Mead, Education & Life Training Center
  • Constance O'Brien,KIRA, Inc.
  • Abby Powell, The Ranch Events Complex
  • Michelle Provaznik, Gardens on Spring Creek
  • Christy Ricks
  • Jeremy Rose, Rose Law, PC
  • Conrad Schaefer, GOAL Academy
  • Derek Spinuzzi, RLH Engineering, Inc.
  • Gretchen Stanford, City of Loveland Water and Power
  • Patricia Tessari, Allnutt Funeral Service
  • Matt Thompson, The Group Real Estate
  • Kimberly Vecchio, Poudre Valley Hospital/Medical Center of the Rockies
  • Bruce Walthers, Front Range Community College

The program was produced by the Fort Collins Area Chamber, the Loveland Chamber, the Greeley Chamber, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County with assistance from a steering committee that included: Kristi Benningsdorf, First Western Trust Bank; William Becker, Security Savings Federal Credit Union; Catherine Doering, First National Bank; Roxanne Fry, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado; Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce; Judy Knapp, Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County; Sarah MacQuiddy, Greeley Chamber of Commerce; David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce; Laura McFaddin, Security Savings Federal Credit Union; Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber; Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company; Dawn Paepke, McKee Medical Center Foundation; Nancy Patton, Public Service Credit Union; Jared Reimer, Reimer Real Estate and LeeAnn Sterling, Greeley Chamber of Commerce.

Applications for the 2014 Leadership Northern Colorado program will be available in the fall. Anyone interested in learning more about the program or applying should contact Ann Hutchison at (970) 482-3746 or ahutchison@fcchamber.org.

2013 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-two current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2013 Leadership Northern Colorado program.  The group is a diverse mix of professions with representative from education, large and small business, not for profit and government. 

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and WeldCounty, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.

“The selection committee had a tremendous task when they were asked to select our fourth class.  We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said David May, president & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2013 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

Molly Armbrister Northern    Colorado Business Report
Mary Atchison Kaiser Permanente
Tana Atwood Bohemian Foundation
Bruce Beardsley AimsCommunity College
Kendra Bigsby ColoradoStateUniversity
Sarah Boyd City of Greeley
Michal Connors Windsor Chamber of Commerce
Helen Davis Colorado Nonprofit DevelopmentCenter
Beth Edens RE/MAX Advanced, Inc.
Maggie Flanagan Rocky Mountain Innosphere
Betsy Gammon Emergency Physicians of the   Rockies
Leslie Gann-Exner Banner Health/NCMC
Kyle Hansen Berthoud Area Chamber of   Commerce
Erica Herman Wells Fargo Bank
Daman Holland Ripley Design, Inc.
John Hutson AimsCommunity College
Allison King Pfizer
Steven Lukowski City of Fort Collins
Tracy Mead Education & LifeTrainingCenter
Constance O'Brien KIRA, Inc.
Abby Powell The Ranch Events Complex
Michelle Provaznik Gardens on Spring Creek
Christy Ricks UC Health
Jeremy Rose Rose Law, PC
Conrad Schaefer GOALAcademy
Derek Spinuzzi RHL Engineering, Inc.
Gretchen Stanford City of Loveland Water and Power
Judi Terzotis The Coloradoan
Patricia Tessari Allnutt Funeral Service
Matt Thompson The Group Real Estate
Kimberly Vecchio Poudre Valley Hospital/Medical   Center of the Rockies
Bruce Walthers Front RangeCommunity College

The class members will begin their experience with an Orientation session on December 10 followed by the first all day class session on January 22.  The program is a six-month interactive development program that will be focused on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills.  The program is designed to educate and motivate leaders who are committed to shaping the future of our region.

 

2013 Leadership Northern Colorado Applications Available

Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2013 Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class.

Graduates of local leadership programs and individuals in leadership positions in their organizations desiring to make a long term impact on the region are encouraged to apply. Thirty current and emerging leaders from throughout the region will be selected to participate in the 2013 program, which will begin in January and conclude in June.  Participants will come together on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a day-long session to learn about public governance, land use and infrastructure, education and workforce, economic development and regional leadership.

The tuition for the six-month program is $750 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.  The 2013 program application can be found under the application tab or by clicking HERE. The application deadline is Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m.  Applications should be sent by email to LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org

What does the 2013 program look like? •Six-month program – January 22, 2013 to June 25, 2013 •Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. •Classroom and tour-based instruction The tuition for the six-month program is $750 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.

What topics will be addressed? •Public Governance •Land Use and Infrastructure •Education and Workforce •Economic Development •Regional Leadership

Who Should Apply? As Leadership Northern Colorado functions as an extension of local Leadership programs, graduates of Leadership Fort Collins, Leadership Loveland and Leadership Weld County are encouraged to apply. In addition, individuals who are leaders within their own organizations, and who desire to make a long-term impact on the region, should also apply. Only 30 individuals will be selected to participate.

More Information? Contact the Leadership Northern Colorado hotline at (970) 488-1976 or LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org.

2012 Leadership Northern Colorado Graduates 27

The third Leadership Northern Colorado class completed their six month program on Tuesday, June 26 at the Budweiser Event Center.  Twenty-seven participants completed the 2012 program and were recognized at a graduation event sponsored by Public Service Credit Union.  Leadership Northern Colorado has now graduated 85 participants.

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of theFort Collins,Greeley and Loveland chambers of commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.  The program was sponsored in 2012 by McWhinney Enterprises.

The 2012 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

Keely

Aggers

United Way of LarimerCounty

Stacey

Baumgarn

Colorado State University

David

Bruni

USBank Community Banking

Kyle

Christensen

Make Change NoCo

Sharon

Courtney

Foothills Gateway

Royce

Danford

Kennedy & Coe, LLC

Alie

Daniel

Exodus Moving & Storage

Dan

Dennie

Banner Health -North Colorado Medical Center

Sean

Dougherty

RE/MAX Alliance

John

Drigot

Poudre Valley Health System

Isaac

Essay

1st National Wealth Management

Travis

Guerette

RLH Engineering

Bryce

Hach

Homeward 2020

Steve

Hayes

1st Choice Realtors

Gerry

Horak

City of Fort Collins/CSS-Dynamac

Johnny

Hyde

Burns Marketing

Julie

Johnson Haffner

McKee Medical Center Foundation

Alexis

Kanda-Olmstead

Colorado State University

Brett

Kemp

Flood and Peterson

Nathan

Klein

Loveland Commercial, LLC

Laura

McFadden

Security Service Federal Credit Union

Peter

Meyer

Brinkman Construction

Teresa

Mueller

Mueller & Associates, CPA, LLC

Jared

Reimer

Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors

Scot

Sanders

The Career Center at Colorado State University

Nicole

Yost

Fyn Public Relations

Marie

Zimenoff

A Strategic Advantage

 

The program was produced by the Fort Collins Area Chamber, the Loveland Chamber, the Greeley Chamber, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County with assistance from a steering committee:

Kristi Benningsdorf, First Western Trust Bank; Bill Becker, Security Service Federal Credit Union; Catherine Doering, First National Bank; Roxanne Fry, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado; Ann Hutchison,Fort Collins Area Chamber; Judy Knapp, Community Foundation serving Greeley and WeldCounty; Jessica MacMillan, Great Western Bank; Sarah MacQuiddy,Greeley Chamber; David May,Fort Collins Area Chamber; Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company; Dawn Paepke,McKee Medical Center Foundation; Nancy Patton, Public Service Credit Union and Lee Ann Sterling, Greeley Chamber.

Applications for the 2013 Leadership Northern Colorado program will be available in the fall. Anyone interested in learning more about the program or applying should contact Ann Hutchisonat 482-3746 or ahutchison@fcchamber.org.

2012 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced
Twenty-eight current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2012 Leadership Northern Colorado program.  The group is a diverse mix of professions with representative from education, large and small business, not for profit and government. 

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of theFort Collins,Greeleyand Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley andWeldCounty, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing theNorthern Coloradoregion.

“The selection committee had a tremendoustask when they were asked to select our second class.  We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said Brian Willms, president & CEO of the Loveland Chamber and Leadership Northern Colorado chair.

The 2012 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

Keely

Aggers

United Way of LarimerCounty

Stacey

Baumgarn

LarimerCounty

David

Bruni

US Bank

Kyle

Christensen

Make Change NoCo

Sharon

Courtney

Foothills Gateway

Royce

Danford

Kennedy & Coe, LLC

Alie

Daniel

ExodusMoving & Storage

Dan

Dennie

Banner Health -North Colorado Medical Center

Sean

Dougherty

RE/MAXAlliance

John

Drigot

The Neenan Company

Issac

Essay

First National Bank

Travis

Guerette

RLH Engineering

Bryce

Hach

Homeward 2020

Steven

Hayes

1st Choice Realtors

Gerry

Horak

City of Fort Collins/CSS-Dynamac

Johnny

Hyde

Burns Marketing

Julie

Johnson Haffner

McKeeMedicalCenterFoundation

Alexis

Kanda-Olmstead

ColoradoStateUniversity

Brett

Kemp

Flood and Peterson

Nathan

Klein

Loveland Commercial, LLC

Laura

McFadden

Security Service Federal Credit Union

Peter

Meyer

Brinkman Construction

Teresa

Mueller

Mueller & Associates, CPA, LLC

Jared

Reimer

Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors

Scot

Sanders

ColoradoStateUniversity

Darin

Spence

Encompass Technologies

Nicole

Yost

Fyn Public Relations

Marie

Zimenoff

A Strategic Advantage

 

The public is invited to meet the class and learn more about regionalism at the community event “The American Dream: Alive, Dead or Just Comatose” from 3 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on December 14 at the Best Western Crossroads Inn & Conference Center, 5542 US Highway 34. 

Presented by Public Service Credit Union, the event is free and open to the public.  The event will feature a short reception after the keynote presentation by Ted Abernathy, President of the Southern Growth Policies Board.  RSVP by December 12 at http://bit.ly/LNCDecember14Event or call 482-3746.

 

2012 Leadership Northern Colorado Applications Released
Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2012 Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class.

Graduates of local leadership programs and individuals in leadership positions in their organizations desiring to make a long term impact on the region are encouraged to apply. Thirty current and emerging leaders from throughout the region will be selected to participate in the 2012 program, which will begin in January and conclude in June.  Participants will come together on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a day-long session to learn about public governance, land use and infrastructure, education and workforce, economic development and regional leadership.

The tuition for the six-month program is $750 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.  The 2012 program application can be found under the application tab or by clicking HERE. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 1 at 5 p.m.  Applications should be sent by email to LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org

What does the 2011 program look like?
•Six-month program – January 24, 2012 to June 26, 2012
•Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
•Classroom and tour-based instruction
The tuition for the six-month program is $750 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.

 

What topics will be addressed?
•Public Governance
•Land Use and Infrastructure
•Education and Workforce
•Economic Development
•Regional Leadership

Who Should Apply?
As Leadership Northern Colorado functions as an extension of local Leadership programs, graduates of Leadership Fort Collins, Leadership Loveland and Leadership Weld County are encouraged to apply. In addition, individuals who are leaders within their own organizations, and who desire to make a long-term impact on the region, should also apply. Only 30 individuals will be selected to participate. 

 

More Information?
Contact the Leadership Northern Colorado hotline at (970) 488-1976 or LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org.

 

 

Leadership Northern Colorado Featured in Chamber Executive Magazine
Ted Abernathy, the 2011 Leadership Northern Colorado mentor and executive director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, wrote "Play Nice to Win" for the Summer 2011 Chamber Executive magazine.  The article discusses the value of collaboration and showcases successful collaborations around the country.  Leadership Northern Colorado was one of the featured success stories.  Download a copy of the article here to learn how Leadership Northern Colorado and others are maximizing competitiveness through collaboration.

2011 Leadership Northern Colorado prepares for Graduation
Public invited to attend presentation on regionalism

The second Leadership Northern Colorado class will soon complete their six month program and the public is invited to celebrate their accomplishments and to learn more about regionalism at an event, LNC:  Regionalism and Northern Colorado, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on June 27 at Austin’s Homestead at Pelican Lakes, 1600 Pelican Lakes Drive, Windsor. 

The event, which is open to the public, will raise funds to provide scholarships to future class participants.  Registration is $15 and available at http://bit.ly/LNC2011Event.  Registration includes appetizers, drinks and a special presentation by regionalism expert Ted Abernathy.  Abernathy is Executive Director of the Southern Growth Policy Board, a 39-year old public policy think tank that provides economic development research and advice for 13 Southern states. Southern Growth specializes in the areas of technology and innovation, globalization, talent, civic engagement, alternative energy, and leadership.

“This is a perfect opportunity for community members to learn more about regionalism,” said Fort Collins Area Chamber Executive Vice President and LNC facilitator Ann Hutchison.  “Ted started a very interesting conversation when he was here in January and we hope people will continue to join with us in understanding the idea of regionalism.”

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland chambers of commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.

The Leadership Northern Colorado program will end June 28 with a final class session and graduation by the 31 participants. The class ran from January through June 2011.

The 2011 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

Kate

Aiello

Front Range Hospice

Dean

Barber

McWhinney

Ron

Bateman

Milliken Fire Protection District

Kristi

Benningsdorf

First Western Trust Bank

Pat

Book

University of Northern Colorado

K-Lynn

Cameron

Legacy Land Trust

Don

Dana

Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce

Catherine

Doering

First National Wealth Management

Cynthia

Eichler

General Growth Properties - Foothills Mall

Aaron

Eide

Ewing Leavitt Insurance Agency

Phil

Farley

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Bob

Flynn

Green Ride CO

Aaron

Fodge

NFRMPO

Annette

Geiselman

Discovery Science Center

Brandon

Grebe

Brinkman Construction

Dan

Hull

Lamp Rynearson and Associates

Chris

Hutchinson

Trebuchet Group

Becky

Jensen

Numerica Corporation

Michael

Kelly

Aims Community College

Dave "DK"

Kemp

City of Fort Collins

Joe

Luethmers

The Tribune

Kaycee

Lytle

Bank of Colorado

Amanda

Miller

The Place Setting Company, LLC

Nancy

Patton

Public Service Credit Union

Nicole

Reeves

FirstBank

Preety

Sathe

Spirae Inc.

Teresa

Sedlak

Larimer Center for Mental Health

Jenna

Seigel

Otis, Coan & Peters, LLC

Jeff

Taylor

Universal Lending Corporation

Dan

Tweeton

Verde Project Development

Bruce

Wallace

Liberty Lodging

 

2011 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-two current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2011 Leadership Northern Colorado program.  The group is a diverse mix of professions with representative from education, large and small business, not for profit and government. 

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.

“The selection committee had a tremendous task when they were asked to select our second class.  We had 43 fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said David L. May, president & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber.

The 2011 class members are:

Kate

Aiello

Home Instead Senior Care

Dean

Barber

McWhinney

Ron

Bateman

Milliken Fire Protection District

Kristi

Benningsdorf

First Western Trust Bank

Pat

Book

University of Northern Colorado

K-Lynn

Cameron

Legacy Land Trust

Don

Dana

Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce

John

D'Angelo

North Colorado Medical Center, Banner Health

Catherine

Doering

First National Wealth Management

Cynthia

Eichler

General Growth Properties - Foothills Mall

Aaron

Eide

Ewing Leavitt Insurance Agency

Phil

Farley

Community Foundation of Norther