About Us


3 Pillars: Leadership Montezuma, Continuing Education and Peer Networking

We Believe in Our Community

The Montezuma Leadership Network is a new initiative under Onward! A Legacy Foundation, dedicated to providing leadership pathways and opportunities for our community’s business, nonprofit and governing leaders.

Due to the perfect storm of the worldwide pandemic, retirement, people moving, and career shifts, Montezuma County’s local training programs and facilitators almost completely disappeared.

In May of 2022, a handful of community leaders in Cortez Colorado came together to discuss this problem and the impact it had on our community. As a result, they launched the Montezuma Leadership Network to build and equip both the existing and emerging leaders of Montezuma County.

Our Vision

Montezuma County will be a community rich in thriving local leaders and leadership development opportunities.

Our Mission

To provide development opportunities for current and emerging leaders through immersive cohorts with Leadership Montezuma, robust continuing leadership education, and meaningful peer networking.

Who We Are

Steering Committee: This body of 7-9 diverse members are responsible for the strategic direction of the MLN. A representative of each program committee will have a spot on the steering committee.

Program Manager: This part-time program manager is responsible for the administrative side of the MLN. They write grants and manage deliverables. They coordinate with the different committees to ensure the successful implementation of programs.

Program Committees: Each of the 3 Pillars – Leadership Montezuma, Continuing Education, and Peer Networking has a dedicated group to manage and plan initiatives.

Montezuma Leadership Network is a project of Onward! A Legacy Foundation and is also affiliated with the LOR Foundation.

Leadership Montezuma

  • Yearly cohorts
  • 9 month program
  • Alumni gatherings

Continuing Education

  • Topic-specific workshops
  • Board 101 Trainings
  • Resources

Peer Networking

  • Meet & Greets
  • Mentoring
  • Facilitator List/Register

We have the power to make a difference

Working together with our Community, Montezuma Leadership Network strives to provide tools and resources to help our leaders flourish.