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

Contact:  Mikayla Unruh

 Deputy City Clerk
 970.240.1421 Office
 munruh@cityofmontrose.org

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 2021/2022 Program

  • Friday, September 10, 2021 — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, October 8, 2021 — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 12, 2021 — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 10, 2021 — 8 a .m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, January 14, 2022 — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 11, 2022 — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE TRIP TO DENVER: Wednesday, April 13 - Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Friday, May 13, 2022 — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • GRADUATION: Friday, May 20, 2022 — 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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