Briefs: LeaderShip Fort Collins applications released

LeaderShip Fort Collins applications released

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Leadership Fort Collins class.


Thirty current and emerging leaders from throughout the Fort Collins area will be selected to participate in the 2013-2014 program, which will begin in September 2013 and conclude in May 2014.  Participants come together on the second Thursday of each month for day-long sessions to learn about growth, environment and community planning; local government; public safety and community assistance and more.

The tuition for the nine-month program is $550 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.  Applications are available at the Chamber or online at The application deadline is Monday, August 12 at 5 p.m.  Applications can be sent by email to, by fax to 482-3774, or by mail or delivery to the Chamber office at 225 S. Meldrum St., Fort Collins 80521.  

Cache la Poudre river projects

The City of Fort Collins has many projects along the Cache La Poudre River that will cause trail closures and construction in 2013 and beyond. According to the City, these projects will ultimately create a healthier river environment and benefit the community. Learn about the projects and provide feedback at

The Natural Areas Department is sponsoring seven projects including restoration work at North Shields Ponds and McMurry natural areas, a new trailhead at Arapaho Bend Natural Area and an Ecological Response Model to aid decision making.

University updates emergency response plan

University emergency planners and leadership recently completed an updated University Emergency Response Plan.

Public portions of the plan, including the main plan and a section regarding responsibilities of deans, directors and department heads, are now available online with the university’s health and safety resources. Some portions of the plan will remain confidential to protect the safety of the university and will be shared only with select positions.

View the emergency plan at