Montrose U Leadership

Because the quality of a community depends on the capability of its leaders.

Montrose U Leadership Class creates a legion of leaders who understand Montrose's past and present and intend to fully participate in its future. Alumni are prepared to confidently meet existing challenges through the development of: 

  • Solution-based leadership competencies
  • Abilities to broker difficult interactions
  • Lead organizations skillfully

Interested in participating in a future class? 

Tuition: $600
Scholarships available


Mikayla Unruh
Deputy City Clerk
970.240.1421 Office

As a class participant you can expect to:

  • Learn the Uncompahgre Valley's history including the leadership, vision, and compromises required for us to be the community we are today
  • Gain knowledge of your own leadership style and how to work with other leadership styles for the good of the community
  • Meet local government leaders including City Council, County Commissioners, your state representative and senator, and others who serve in many capacities
  • Gain an education about local challenges and accomplishments from education, healthcare, water rights, agriculture, manufacturing, and others
  • Know the election process and what it takes to run for office 
  • Learn Robert's Rules and the responsibility of serving on a board of directors
  • Have the knowledge to be a director or person who answers to a board of directors 
  • Know your own passions and what opportunities exist to serve our community that fit within your wheelhouse
  • Be able to mentor the next leadership classes in Montrose 
  • Learn about our tax base, such as Tabor, Gallagher, and Amendment 23, and be able to explain the tax base to others

Schedule for 2020/2021 Program

  • RETREAT: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5:30-8:00 p.m. 
  • RETREAT: Friday, October 9, 2020, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Friday, October 23, 2020, 8 a.m. -  5 p.m. 
  • Friday, November 20, 2020, 8 a.m. -  5 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 11, 2020, 8 a.m. -  5 p.m. 
  • Friday, January 22, 2021, 8 a.m. -  5 p.m. 
  • TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE TRIP TO DENVER: Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Friday, Feb. 26, 2021
  • Friday, March 26, 2021, 8 a.m. -  5 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 23, 2021, 8 a.m. -  5 p.m. 
  • GRADUATION: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 1:30-8 p.m.

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