For nearly 60 years, the Downtown Denver Partnership has assembled the brightest leaders within our community to address Downtown’s challenges and identify ways to enhance its appeal to workers, visitors and residents. The Partnership continues to seek out individuals who demonstrate a passion for Downtown Denver and a sense of civic responsibility. Program participants have been recognized for outstanding leadership qualities and community and civic involvement. They are the future leaders of Downtown Denver.
In its tenth year, the Downtown Denver Leadership Program provides an intense immersion in urban issues, policies and practices through an annual project that challenges the participants’ ability to research, analyze and collaborate. Throughout the work on the project, participants are also challenged to set goals and enhance their skills as leaders.
The 2013 Program project is Engaging the Next Generation of City Builders.
Call them what you like- Gen Y or Millennuals- but the reality is that with the unique skill set that they bring to the business world, there is also the expectation that the public, private and non-profit sectors will have to adapt to their management and leadership styles. The 2013 class will discover and recommend how companies, organizations and cities can remain relevant to a new generation of city builders.
Leadership Program Participants
Participants selected for the Downtown Denver Leadership Program represent a cross-section of metro-area employees and public, private and non-profit employers. Participants have demonstrated strong initiative and leadership skills in both their professional and personal lives. Participants form lasting connections, as evidenced by the many alumni groups that continue to meet socially and network online.
Complete class rosters can be viewed from the links at the left.
Leadership Program alumni can connect through the LinkedIn group Downtown Denver Leadership Program Alumni.
Each year the class selects a trustee to represent the class. The trustees help guide the development of the program.
Steve Katich, Trustee Chair
Laurel Kenny, 2004
Alan Robinson, 2005
Sydney Hamilton, 2006
Jennifer Kaufman, 2007
Megan Lane, 2008
Chris Geddes, 2009
Meredith Wenskoski, 2010
Chris Murray, 2011
Brianna Borin, 2012
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