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A regional leadership development program designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.
 
 

 

 

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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 and now has over 270 graduates of the program.

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. 

2019 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

Thirty-six current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2019 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 tenth class.  We had fantastic applications for the program and as a result, have an outstanding class,” said Ann Hutchison, executive vice president of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

The 2019 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

·      Brooke Alexander, Esq., Alexander & Ewert, LLC

·      Gysela Blanco, High Country Beverage

·      Kit Brown, CBRE

·      Aaron Buckley, Colorado State University, Parking and Transportation Services

·      David Crowder, McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc.

·      Gabriel Dunbar, Saunders Heath Construction

·      Diane Ellsworth, Project Self-Sufficiency

·      Chris Fine, McKee Foundation

·      Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst

·      Chris Garcia, City of Greeley

·      Devin Glass, Larimer County Solid Waste

·      Misty Gulley, Larimer County Community Corrections - AIM/Wellness Court

·      Tonja Hadley, Hadley Harmon Consulting

·      Lea Hanson, Left Lane Communications, LLC

·      Tina Harkness, Employers Council, Inc.

·      Jodee Hinton, Martin/Martin, Inc.

·      Dr. Matthew Hortt, High Plains Library District

·      Mandi Huston, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC

·      Pete Iengo, City of Fort Collins Utilities

·      Kim Joiner, Aims Community College

·      Sarah Martin, North Front Range MPO

·      Ryan C. McLean, Poudre Fire Authority

·      Zachary C. Minniear, RLH Engineering, Inc.

·      CeCe Moreno, Employment Services of Weld County

·      Shayle Sabo, Larimer County OEM

·      Mistene Nugent, CBRE

·      Beth Phillips, The Group, Inc. Real Estate

·      Carolyn CJ Renaud, Greeley-Evans School District 6

·      Shannon Richardson, Merrill Lynch

·      Michael Ruttenberg MS, LMFT, Larimer County Criminal Justice Services

·      Jessica Scheopner, Town of Windsor

·      Courtney Stewart, Platte River Power Authority

·      Kelly Strohman, Keller Williams Realty - Northern Colorado (The Strohman Group)

·      Sarah Swanty, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic

·      Carlie Thomas, Columbine Health Systems

·      Emily Voshall, Eide Baily, LLP

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Orientation on December 4 at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland followed by a Leadership Northern Colorado Alumni Happy Hour at The Ranch.  Registration is open at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The first all day class session for the class participants will be 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 and is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

The class is supported by a steering committee of program alumni and the Chamber CEOs:

·      Kim Akeley-Charron, Thompson Education Foundation

·      Bill Becker, Loveland Chamber

·      Michal Connors, Windsor Chamber of Commerce

·      Dixie Daly, Loveland Chamber

·      Roxanne Fry, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

·      Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

·      Todd Karl, US Bank

·      Scott McPherson, Banner Health

·      Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company

·      Tamara O'Dell, Memories & Messages

·      Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente

·      Nancy Patton, Public Service Credit Union

·      Jared Reimer, Ascent Real Estate Professionals

·      Rochelle Reynolds, i25 Kia

·      LeeAnn Sterling, Greeley Chamber

·      Lauren Weber, Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County

·      Sarah MacQuiddy, Greeley Chamber of Commerce

·      David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

·      Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber of Commerce

About Leadership Northern Colorado
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.

 What does the 2019 program look like? 
•Six-month program – January 22, 2019 to June 25, 2019
•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 $850 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.