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2017 Call for Nominations 

For 17 years the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and 9NEWS have partnered to honor emerging leaders in our community, recognizing those who make a significant contribution to the growth and development of our state.

Who can be nominated for this award?

This award goes to an extraordinary individual who, in the early stages of his or her career, has demonstrated character and competence through his/her behavior and accomplishments.

Nominations are welcomed from all areas of Colorado, from the private or public/nonprofit sectors and every walk of life. Individuals may self-nominate. Three finalists will be chosen by a selection committee in December, Leadership Foundation alumni will then cast their votes to select the 2017 9NEWS Leader of the Year. The 9NEWS Leader of the Year Award recipient will be announced live at the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation's Leading Colorado luncheon on March 21, 2017.  See below for nominee criteria and get to know the 2016 9NEWS Leader of the Year, Dr. Ryan Ross, by watching this video.

How can I nominate a leader for this award?

Nomination forms must be completed online.  Nominators must answer four short essay questions that describe the full magnitude and impact of the nominee's accomplishments, achievements and commitments. Total length should not exceed 1,500 words. You will be required to include contact information (full legal name, address, birth date, email and phone) for both the nominator and the nominee with your submission, as well as the nominee's current resume, biography, headshot and up to three letters of support. Deadline for nomination is Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at 5 p.m.

The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and 9NEWS will present this award on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Leadership Foundation's Leading Colorado luncheon.

Criteria

  1. Elected and appointed officials and individuals currently running for office are not eligible.
  2. Nominee must reside and work in the state of Colorado.
  3. Nominee must be available to interview with the selection committee on December 15, 2016.
  4. If selected as a finalist, the nominee must be able to attend the luncheon on March 21, 2017.

PLEASE DO NOT USE AN iPAD OR OTHER TABLET TO COMPLETE THE NOMINATION, AS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UPLOAD THE REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS.

Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, November 18.

 For more information, contact Mikaela.Gibson.

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