"Leaders may be "born," but they're much more effective when "trained."
Leadership La Plata is the skills training and broad-based community education arm of the Durango Chamber of Commerce. It's mission is to build a cadre of informed leaders who are committed to broadening knowledge of La Plata County, developing leadership skills, and utilizing them for the benefit of our diverse community.
Each year, a diverse group of dynamic and talented individuals is selected to be part of Leadership La Plata (LLP). Since its founding in 1988, LLP has graduated more than 400 concerned citizens, and counts among its alumni business leaders, government officials, nonprofit directors, active private citizens and more – all committed to making a difference in La Plata County.
An all-volunteer organization, Leadership La Plata relies on the support of the community to provide both monetary and in-kind donations to continue the legacy of leadership and enhancement of our county.
Pay your Leadership La Plata Alumni Dues, Class Tuition Fee and LLP Sponsorship Investment
Application Process Participants in LLP are selected through a written application and personal interview procedure organized by the Selection Committee, made up of LLP graduates. Every effort is made to build a dynamic and economically, socially and occupationally diverse class of individuals who will contribute his or her unique attributes, background and expertise to the whole. Recruitment traditionally begins in April, and LLP hosts free informational receptions to allow prospective candidates to meet current class members and alumni and learn more about the program. Applications are due in May. For additional information, visit the LeadershipLaPlata.org The 2022-2023 Leadership La Plata Application is found here.