Leadership Golden is celebrating its 35th year of providing training for Golden’s leaders & leaders to be ….   Applications for the 2020 class will be accepted beginning in January 2019

Leadership Golden is celebrating its 35th year of providing training for Golden’s leaders & leaders to be ….

Applications for the 2020 class will be accepted beginning in January 2019

Thank you for your generosity on Colorado Gives Day!

We are so grateful to the following donors:

Gold Level Donors

Sandy Algermissen, Donna Anderson, Traci Case, Deborah Deal, Jeanne Fielding, Jeff Fox, Carol Harwood, Elaine Ilgenfritz, Marv Kay, Bill Litz, Bill McKee, Khristine Rodgers, & James Smith

Silver Level Donors

Diane Bergeron, Alison Bodor, LouAnn Dale, Jay Hardest, Cyndee Lee, Marjorie Sloan, & Connie Tysdal

Moly Level Donors

Greg Aigner & Dixie Termin

Available at  Avenue Gifts    on Washington Avenue,  Creekside Jewelers,  and the  Golden Visitor's Center.   Easy!  You can also   stop by the Visitor’s Center after the Candlelight Walk downtown on November 30.

Available at Avenue Gifts on Washington Avenue, Creekside Jewelers, and the Golden Visitor's Center. Easy! You can also stop by the Visitor’s Center after the Candlelight Walk downtown on November 30.

Limited Edition

2019 Holiday Ornaments Now Available!

The 2018 - 2019 Leadership Golden holiday ornament depicts a paddler in a kayak on Golden's beautiful Clear Creek, with South Table Mountain in the background. The latest addition to the 37-ornament series was designed by local artist Jesse Crock and is available right now in Golden at Avenue Gifts on Washington Avenue, Creekside Jewelers, and the Visitor's Center.

Everybody who lives here already knows Jesse's work (jessecrockart.com)  and for visitors, it's a memorable souvenir of their time in Golden.  A work of art for $12!

Sale of the ornaments goes to operating expenses for Leadership Golden which is the only leadership program that offers free tuition. 

What is Leadership Golden?

The Leadership Golden program is a series of seminars spanning a nine month period. These seminars facilitate opportunities for participants to increase their knowledge of the relationships between government, education, business, and the community of Golden. Participants have the opportunity to explore options and methods of problem solving with city staff and community leaders in the fields of education, arts, recreation, public finance, city and county government, justice, community responsibility and economic development.

The Leadership Golden program is designed to enhance the abilities of the participants to make a difference. The program educates emerging leaders and volunteers to the realities, opportunities and challenges in Golden, Colorado.

Being new to the community, the Leadership Golden experience opened my eyes to the city’s components, its function and operation. In LG you meet the various organizations and leaders who help make our city thrive. You know where to go and who to talk to when issues arise. But the best part is you come to know and respect so many community members!
— Elaine Marolla, Class of 2016
Inaugural class at 30th graduation dinner

Inaugural class at 30th graduation dinner

Scenic Golden Photography courtesy of Barb Warden - golden.com

Scenic Golden Photography courtesy of Barb Warden - golden.com

About Us

Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of involvement in the Golden community.

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