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Independent Monitor For Denver Awarded Gates Fellowship

LAW WEEK COLORADO

Independent Monitor for the City and County of Denver Nicholas Mitchell announced today that he has been awarded a Gates Family Foundation Fellowship to attend Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.

The program is designed to improve government officials’ leadership abilities in changing political and social environments. Up to five government leaders are awarded the fellowship each year. The program functions as an interactive classroom where faculty and participants work together. The curriculum is case-study based and involves examination of real-world problems.

According to a press release from Mitchell’s office, there have been 205 previous Gates fellows from Colorado including former Denver mayors Wellington Webb and Bill Vidal, Lt. Governor Joseph A. Garcia, Attorney General John Suthers, former Denver City Council President Cathy Reynolds, Denver City Council members Jeanne Faatz, Judy Montero, Jeanne Robb, Deborah Ortega and Christopher Herndon, and Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher.

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