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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 Weld Community Foundation, 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. 

Leadership Northern Colorado Leadership Moment

Did you miss our Leadership Moment on June 9?  You can learn from Brandon Wells here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uClV_omYIYg

Program Update

With the increased likelihood that we will not be able to meet as a large group until very late in 2020, we have made the decision to “pause” Leadership Northern Colorado.  This cohort will restart in January, 2021 and you will have three full day sessions, including graduation from January, 2021 to March, 2021.  We will be offering Monthly Virtual Leadership Moments through 2020.  Watch your email for invitations to engage with your cohort and alumni!  Our first Leadership Moment will be Tuesday, June 9 at 3:30pm.  Learn more here: https://leadershipnortherncolorado.com/Pages/ProgramEvents.php and register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udO-rqTwvG91Tx2VNj1kLEoUSrgP70EwY

Leadership Northern Colorado Class of 2020 Announced

Thirty-seven current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2020 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 Greeley Community Foundation, 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 eleventh 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 2020 Leadership Northern Colorado Class members are:

  • Karina Amaya, Employment Services of Weld County
  • Stephanie Ashley, Brinkman & Brinkman Construction
  • Mandana Ashouripashaki, CSU Ventures
  • Crystal Bidwell, Ditesco
  • Claire Bouchard, United Way of Larimer County
  • Beau Bump, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
  • AnnaRose Cunningham, North Front Range MPO
  • Megan Ferguson, Impact Develompent Fund
  • Shauna Gray, Chipper's Lanes
  • BrightHeart Headrick, Parent-Child Interaction Center
  • Noah Hutchison, Mighty Hand Construction
  • Anne Marie Jacobson, Front Range Community College
  • Logan Jones, WorkLife Partnership
  • Charles Jordan, RLH Engineering, Inc.
  • Nathan Kinney, Banner Health
  • Alex Koenigsberg, Arula
  • Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development
  • Debbie Mayer, Colorado State University
  • Beth McDaniel, Centennial Lending, LLC
  • Liz McMillan, Canvas Credit Union
  • Chris McPhail, Western States Bank
  • Jenny Meaeda, Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Timothy Merlino, Pinyon Environmental
  • Corinne Millington, Town of Windsor
  • Shannon Mosness, UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation
  • Sara Muth, First National Bank of Omaha
  • Reanna Philpot, Loveland Chamber of Commerce
  • Ted Ray, Great Western Bank
  • Donna Reiser, Colorado State University Alumni Association
  • Carrie Rossman, YMCA of the Rockies
  • Jana Sanchez, LaunchNo.CO
  • Jon Schwartzbauer, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
  • Allison Seabeck, Warehouse Business Accelerator
  • Benjamin Snow, City of Greeley
  • Megan Streetman, Animal Friends Alliance
  • Kristy Wygmans, Pour Brothers Community Tavern
  • Jill Zamzow, UCHealth

The class members will begin their experience at the Leadership Northern Colorado Orientation on December 3 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 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 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
• Erik Berlin, Bryan Constructions
• Dixie Daly, Loveland Chamber
• Tonja Hadley, The Group, Inc.
• JoAnn Herkenhoff, UCHealth
• Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
• Todd Karl, Great Western Bank
• CeCe Moreno, Employment Services of Weld County
• Scott McPherson, Banner Health
• Amanda Miller, The Place Setting Company
• Tamara O'Dell, Memories & Messages
• Becca Holder-Otte, Banner Health
• Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente
• Nancy Patton, Canvas Credit Union
• Jared Reimer, The Craft Broker at Elevations Real Estate
• Rochelle Reynolds, i25 Kia
• Lauren Weber, Weld Community Foundation
• Jaime Henning, Greeley Chamber
• David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber
• Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber

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

What does the 2020 program look like? 

•Six-month program – January 28, 2020 to June 23, 2020
•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.

Are Scholarships Available?  Yes. You can download a scholarship application here.

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

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 Weld Community Foundation. 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.

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