This storied leadership development program has existed since 1985. Leadership Jeffco's commitment is to inspire & cultivate diverse and emerging leaders who want to be more engaged and make a bigger impact on this community. We foster and align the cross sections of our community (Private, Public, and Nonprofit) by giving special access to Organizations and Leaders in Jefferson County. Jeffco Leadership is a 501c3 under the West Metro Chamber Foundation that houses four (4) leadership programs along with 1,000+ alumni.
This prized local treasure joined the Jeffco Economic Development Corporation umbrella in 2022. Joining forces with the EDC, the program(s) has greater access to our community than ever before. Leadership Jeffco strives for our students to understand their strengths to position them for the future while offering personal tours of leading industries, higher education, and governmental locations.
“I have had the opportunity to present to a diverse group of leaders within Jefferson County through Leadership Jeffco. The course provides a broad range of learning topics specific to leadership in a holistic manner. This class is very interactive and while I was proud to speak as a representative of professional law enforcement in Jefferson County, I found the interaction with Leadership Jeffco participants to be refreshing, enlightening, and brave. Jefferson County’s future looks incredible with the level of leadership developing and preparing to take on larger roles of responsibility and accountability.”
“Leadership Jeffco gave me the opportunity to learn about different community sectors where I live and work. The information and advice I have heard has been invaluable and helped formed me to be a better leader in my career and a more informed citizen for my community. I have made connections within my leadership group that will help me both professionally and personally.”
“As a leader in public service for West Metro Fire Rescue (WMFR), I connected with Leadership Jeffco to gain an improved understanding of the community I serve, learn from other leaders about their challenges and practical solutions, and find opportunities to become involved and network with others. The program opened my eyes to the array of great work being done in different segments of the community and allowed for collaboration pertinent to issues I am dealing with within my organization. Specifically, I was able to connect with Tara Pena (Chief of Family, School, and Community Partnerships for Jeffco Public Schools) after she gave a leadership presentation during the education day. Tara agreed to assist my team with revising the WMFR strategic plan so that it remains relevant and has provided valuable input and perspective. Likewise, the relationships formed with other leaders within the program has created further collaborative opportunities and a network of resources for ongoing support.”