**Applications are due by Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Colorado Governors Fellows are private and nonprofit sector executives who seek engagement in public service and tools to make a difference by applying their skills and experiences across sectors. Fellows will graduate with new knowledge, relationships and influence within the public sector, and an alumni network of highly influential civic leaders who can make tangible impacts on the future of our state as highly-engaged executives, future senior-level government leaders or Governor-appointed committee members.

Fellowship candidates are mid-career and high-level executives who exhibit initiative, ambition and curiosity—and, above all, professional success and leadership. Our highly selective determination process seeks those who want to bring their best ideas to Colorado, affect change and make an enduring difference. All nominations are subject to final approval from the Governor.


  • Be a mid- to high-level executive in the private or nonprofit sector (local government is acceptable)

  • Demonstrate professional renown

  • Be actively engaged in the community through volunteerism and/or board membership

  • Hold peer commendations and endorsements

  • Be 35+ years old

  • Be interested in applying your leadership skills in government, public sector initiatives and community engagement

Please complete the Application form below

Are you a CiviCO Member? *
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All questions in this section are OPTIONAL. Candidates are selected based on their merits and their ability to add to the diversity (including geography, company type, ethnicity and gender) and contribution to richness of the cohort. This information is strictly for internal use, and will not be publicly shared.
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DIRECTIONS: To upload your resume, click 'Upload Your Resume' and a Dropbox dialogue box will appear. Find the file on your computer and press upload. You will receive an email from Dropbox confirming receipt. Before upload, please re-name file to include your first and last name. Ex:jane-doe-resume.pdf


As a highly selective program, candidates must be willing to commit to the full 9-month program including lunches with the Governor, shadow sessions with senior administration officials, and the Civic Intensathon capstone. The program includes a kick-off retreat in August 2019.

Please note that excessive absence from the Program not only diminishes your experience but also prevents other interested candidates from participating. Fellows who miss more than one all-day session, the Inauguration event and/or the Civic Intensathon are not eligible for their graduation certificate from the Program.