Cortez Invests in Solving the Same-10-People Problem | LOR Foundation
In-Progress Engagement

Cortez Invests in Solving the Same-10-People Problem

  • Local Champion: Montezuma Leadership Network
  • Date Funded: July 29, 2022
  • Grant Amount: $24,700

When it comes to solving community problems in Cortez, often the same individuals step forward to lead community responses and projects. One Cortez local with years of experience in community building recognized why so few new voices were being heard: Montezuma County’s lack of leadership trainers, leadership development opportunities, and meaningful peer networking opportunities meant individuals who might want to step forward don’t have the skills to feel comfortable doing so. After she conducted several listening sessions with others in the community, the idea for the Montezuma Leadership Network was born. Led by a community development graduate student at Adams State and seven Cortez locals, MLN will develop and connect rising leaders through yearly cohorts, continuing education programs, and peer networking. LOR’s funding will be used to launch the program in its inaugural year, including supporting training and project management, meeting costs, marketing, and the creation of a website.

This project is fiscally sponsored by Onward! A Legacy Foundation

Impact

55 locals attended the first community listening event.

In The News

New Leadership Group Forms in Montezuma County (Cortez Journal)

Contact our community officer in Cortez. Meet Nicci Crowley
More Engagement Solutions
Engagement / Cortez Cortez Teachers Receive Training to Help Families Grow Stronger
Local Champion:
Dare to be You
Date funded:
April 7, 2023
Grant Amount:
$7,300
Engagement / Cortez New Museum Connects Cortez Residents to the Community’s Rich History
Local Champion:
Montezuma County Historical Society
Date funded:
April 7, 2023
Grant Amount:
$10,000
Engagement / Monte Vista Open Gym Nights Give Monte Vista Kids a Safe Place to Play
Local Champion:
Monte Vista Valley Church of the Nazarene
Date funded:
March 24, 2023
Grant Amount:
$16,210
Engagement / Taos A Bilingual Support Group Connects Immigrant Women to Resources in Taos
Local Champion:
Taos Immigrant Allies/Sin Frontera
Date funded:
March 17, 2023
Grant Amount:
$8,878
Story
Engagement , Environment / Taos Waste to Walls: Taos Locals Learn How to Build With Plastic
Local Champion:
Taos Initiative For Life Together
Date funded:
March 1, 2023
Grant Amount:
$29,930
Engagement / Libby Libby Adds Play Equipment for Children With Disabilities
Local Champion:
City of Libby
Date funded:
February 28, 2023
Grant Amount:
$15,300

Share an Idea

If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Cortez or Monte Vista, Colorado; Lander, Wyoming; Libby, Montana; or Questa or Taos, New Mexico, use this form to start a conversation with us.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.