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Ann Hutchison
President & CEO

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Leadership Fort Collins 2023-2024 Applications Released – Apply Today!

by | Jul 25, 2023 | From the CEO

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Ann Hutchison | President & CEO

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I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to manage and lead the Leadership Fort Collins program for the Fort Collins Area Chamber the last 20 years.  Providing vision and support for the more than 1,000 community leaders that have gone through the program, shared their time as steering committee members or been a part of a class experience has easily been one of the efforts that I am most proud of at the Chamber.

We are thrilled to announce the impending launch of the 41st class of Leadership Fort Collins with applications now available.  I invite our community members to consider applying for this powerful program.


Leadership Fort Collins, a program of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1981 to inform participants about the history, government, economy, social issues, needs and opportunity in our community.

The program is designed to broaden participant knowledge of the community while enhancing leadership skills, encourage contribution to the betterment of the Fort Collins community, increase the strength and effectiveness of community leaders, equip participants to respond to the current and future challenges of the community and to provide opportunities for direct contact with influential people, businesses and organizations while achieving the goal of educating and motivating leaders who are committed to shaping the future of our community.

Thirty current and emerging leaders from throughout the Fort Collins area will be selected to participate in the 2023-2024 program, which will begin in September 2023 and conclude in May 2024.  Participants come together on the second Thursday of the month for a day-long session to learn about growth, environment and community planning; local government; public safety and community assistance; economic development and small business assistance; health care; history, diversity and community betterment; education and life-long learning; and teambuilding and leadership development.

The tuition for the nine-month program is $850 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.  Applications are available at the Chamber or online at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  The application deadline is Monday, August 14 at 5 p.m.  Applications can be sent by email to [email protected] or by mail or delivery to the Chamber office at 225 S. Meldrum, Fort Collins 80521.

To apply for the 2023-2024 Leadership Fort Collins class or to receive more information about Leadership Fort Collins, contact Taylor Hayden at (970) 482-3746 or [email protected].