Roaring Fork Leadership 2016 class seeks project proposals |

Roaring Fork Leadership 2016 class seeks project proposals

The Roaring Fork Leadership Class of 2016 is seeking ideas for community projects. Each year, the Roaring Fork Leadership class is required to develop a practical, hands-on activity to practice the art of leadership. The class project focuses on the process of collaboration, whereby class members agree to share a purpose that will bring learning and awareness on important issues into the community. The Class of 2016 has 38 members, and six projects will be selected.

The projects most likely to be selected will:

• Have a direct and positive impact on the community.

• Be consistent with RFL’s mission.

• Have a narrow and specific scope.

• Involve available data or information that can result in a high-quality solution.

• Include a sense of urgency and energy to resolve the issue now.

Sources of projects include:

Are you a community organization that needs an RFL team to do detailed planning or need help with implementation of an action plan?

Is a larger-scale community project in need of an RFL team to help develop ideas and a plan for implementation of a project component?

Do you know of a gap that exists in our community where the interests and the competencies of an RFL team could help close the gap?

The mission of Roaring Fork Leadership is “developing leaders for the community.” The 10-month program brings diverse leaders from the Roaring Fork Valley together for a year of skill development necessary for effective leadership, as well as network building to strengthen the bonds of our community. The class project component is completed by the class graduation in May 2016.

If you have a project that you would like to propose, the Project Idea Form is available at and must be returned by this Friday, Sept. 25. To view past projects, visit For more information, contact Roaring Fork Center for Community Leadership Executive Director Andrea Palm-Porter at 970-922–6035 or

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