Roaring Fork Leadership, originally known as Leadership Aspen, was founded in 1988 by a group of local citizens concerned about the need to strengthen relationships and skills among community leaders. Our mission “developing leaders for the community” translates into an annual 10-session “Class” program, the core of our organization. We also hold numerous public events throughout the year. Click on our Calendar to view upcoming events.
The Roaring Fork Leadership Class is comprised of a diverse blend of individuals that represent a broad range of public, private, non-profit, health, education and business sectors, and who reflect geographic, political, cultural, age and gender diversity. Today, Roaring Fork Leadership has over 680 graduates, with 80% living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Click on ‘Programs’ to view our current curriculum.
In the Spring, we host receptions for prospective applicants to the program. Please click on ‘Apply Now’ for more information about our application process.
Tuition is set when we launch our nomination cycle in the spring of each year. Last year’s tuition was $2,500 for an entire year of learning, critical thinking skills development, relationship building, and FUN! The actual cost of the program is $4,500, with the remaining $2,000 investment in each participant coming from alumni, foundations, government, local businesses, and individuals. Click on ‘Donate’ to find out more about how you can help by investing in this program within our community.