Downtown Denver Leadership Program

The Downtown Denver Partnership’s Downtown Denver Leadership Program (DDLP) develops downtown Denver’s future leaders, educates participants about the economic importance of downtown Denver, informs participants about the unique leadership opportunities and challenges that exist in a downtown environment, and engages participants in creating the downtown Denver of the future. The program runs each year from February – October.

2024 Downtown Denver Leadership Program

We are currently reviewing applications for the 2024 Downtown Denver Leadership Program. If you missed the application deadline and are interested in being considered, please contact Sarah Fritzinger at

Length of Program: February – October 2024
Program Fee: Member: $3,750 | Non-Member: $4,500

Please review the Program Packet for more details about next year’s program.

Want to guarantee your spot in the 2024 class? Consider sponsoring the program! Check out our 2024 sponsorship opportunities below and get in touch if you are interested in learning more.

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2024 Class Project

Rediscovering 16th Street: A Pedestrian and Retail Revolution

Each year the Downtown Denver Leadership Program class collaborates to unravel the complexities of city-building by tackling a project that is relevant to the work of the Downtown Denver Partnership. Success is never assured but understanding the dynamic challenges and opportunities of building a city, is.

Our 2024 Downtown Denver Leadership Program participants will help shape the future of downtown by being active contributors to the reopening – and reactivating – of the newly renovated 16th Street. During our program, participants will hear from local leaders about the complexities, challenges, and visionary goals of this bold and ambitious project. Through guided group discussions, participants will have the exciting task of selecting a project focus that complements their skills and passions and strategically aligns with key Work Plan priorities set by the Downtown Denver Partnership. Join us in this transformative experience, where the dynamic spirit of city-building becomes the canvas for your leadership journey.