Celebrate community leadership: The signature annual event of the Leadership Foundation, Leading Colorado recognizes exceptional community leadership—with a bit of drama—by announcing the 9NEWS Leader of the Year live and honoring Student Leader of the Year. All ticket proceeds support the Leadership Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Scholarship Fund, ensuring people of all sectors can participate in our programs and enhance their impact in the community.
Join us for Leading Colorado on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Congratulations to the 2019 9NEWS Leader of the Year Finalists:
- Anthony Aragon, senior advisor of community affairs for the Agency of Human Rights & Community Partnerships for the City and County of Denver. An alum of Leadership Denver 2017, Anthony has dedicated his time to countless community organizations, from serving on boards including the VISIT DENVER Foundation to throwing Denver’s PrideFest for the past 16 years.
- Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, chief catalyst and founder of The Equity Project and founder of the HR Shop. Nita chose to leave the corporate world in order to focus on building community through conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a member of the Denver chapter of The Links and is president-elect of the Denver Foundation board of trustees. She also has given hundreds of hours to the Leadership Foundation, speaking with Leadership Denver program participants about diversity and inclusivity.
- Andrew Schmidt, founding partner of Core Contractors, Roofing Systems. This Leadership Denver 2015 alum and Leadership Foundation board member has spent the last two years working to bring an innovative, self-sustaining, two-year vocational training school to Denver that helps men and women break the cycles of addiction and crime. He experienced The Other Side Academy firsthand on the Leadership Exchange to Salt Lake City; The Other Side Academy Denver is set to open in January 2019.
Get to know this year’s finalists at the Panel of Experts, moderated by the Denver Business Journal, on Feb. 5, 2019. Voting will open on Feb. 5, 2019
Rally your Leadership Foundation alums: As an alumnus of the Leadership Foundation, you’re part of a community of 4,500 civic-minded leaders who work hard every day to make a difference.
And, you have an important role in the selection of the 9NEWS Leader of the Year. Leadership Foundation alumni select the honoree from three finalists whose work is transforming the community. We’ll hold a table, or tables, for you – and your classmates can pay for their seats individually. Let us know you’re ready to rally a group, and we’ll make the registration process easy for you and your fellow alums. Reserve a group table.