About Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado

Water is emerging as one of the most important and controversial subjects to be addressed in the 21st century. Water issues are particularly complex, and understanding the nuances is critical for good decision-making. Many who have helped our communities make sound water decisions are nearing retirement age. Northern Colorado needs a new crop of water literate leaders!

Applications for 2018-2019
Class Available Here

Criteria for acceptance

  • Has exemplified leadership in
    one of the Northern Colorado
  • Anticipates continued community
    leadership for the next several years
  • Concerned about the water
    future of Northern Colorado
  • Must make a strong commitment
    to attend all sessions

Applications due July 20
Participants chosen August 15

The Colorado Water Institute, in cooperation with Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has launched a non-partisan Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado program. Modeled after highly successful programs such as Leadership Northern Colorado, this program is for those who hold or aspire to political office, or other roles, including boards and commissions, which can impact regional water policy.

  • A colloquium of emerging leaders from Northern Colorado’s communities
  • Actively learning about Northern Colorado water from all angles including: agriculture, urban,
    environmental, recreation, and business via presentations, dialogue and field trips
  • Interaction and dialogue with regional water leaders to get an inside view of issues affecting
    Northern Colorado’s water future—and participation in visioning activities
  • Dates: September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13 of 2018, and January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9 of 2019, 8 am—1 pm including lunch at Community Foundation
    offices, 4745 Wheaton Drive, Fort Collins
  • Class fee of $150, kept low thanks to generous support from City of Greeley, City of Fort Collins, Town of Windsor, and City of Loveland.
  • Maximum of 20 participants