John Kinkaid receives Gates Fellowship

John Kinkaid receives Gates Fellowship

I am extraordinarily honored and excited to have received the Gates Fellowship, which awards me  $11,500 to attend the Senior Executives in State and Local Government executive program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

More information on this year’s program, which will be held from July 11 – 29, 2016, at the Harvard Kennedy School:

2016 Fellows:  James Eklund, Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board; John Kinkaid, Commissioner, Moffat County; Jackie Lecce Miller, Director of Youth Programs, Great Outdoors Colorado; Lynn Padgett, Commissioner, Ouray County; Ellen Roberts, State Senator; Anita Seitz, City Councillor, City of Westminster; Sky Stuart, Senior Policy Advior & Legislative Director, City & County of Denver

Dear  John Kinkaid,

On behalf of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Admissions Committee, congratulations on your acceptance to Senior Executives in State and Local Government from 11 Jul 2016 – 29 Jul 2016. We are delighted that you will be joining us for this transformational experience…

Here, you and your peers will be immersed in an inspiring, interactive and challenging learning environment. Each day, the schedule is intensive and filled with classroom sessions, group work and meals.  We therefore encourage you to arrive on campus ready to work and to remain free from office responsibilities during the program.

We are delighted that you will be joining us for this exciting professional development opportunity.

Our faculty and staff are eager to help you make the most of your time at Harvard Kennedy School. We look forward to meeting you on 11 Jul 2016

John Williams
Program Director
Senior Executives in State and Local Government

About the Harvard Kennedy School Gates Fellowship:

Senior executives in state and local government are under more pressure than ever to take on increasingly complex problems with fewer resources and a greater degree of public scrutiny. In order to find solutions to these problems, bring about change, and help people in organizations and communities face difficult challenges, public officials must strengthen their ability to exercise effective leadership in rapidly changing political and social environments.

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Gates Family Foundation have partnered since 1980, each year sending up to six individuals to participate in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program. The three-week program operates as an interactive classroom, where case studies of real issues are analyzed to find solutions to complex problems, and faculty and participants work together and learn from each other. The Foundation’s sponsorship of this fellowship stems from the conviction that effective delivery of public services, in an era of shrinking resources, requires conscious investment aimed at enhancing the quality of management of government. Executives working with state and local governments – elected, appointed, and career officials, as well as those in nonprofit organizations, national associations, and private corporations – will find the program extremely valuable.

Gates Fellowships will be awarded to residents of Colorado by an admissions committee at the Kennedy School based upon the recommendations of a nominating panel of distinguished Colorado residents. The program fee is $12,400 which includes tuition, housing, curricular materials, and most meals. However, for the 2016 sessions Gates Fellows will receive a discounted tuition rate of $11,200.  Gates will pay $10,300 of the discounted tuition costs directly to Harvard for each Fellow selected. Participants or their employers must fund the balance.

While the Harvard application deadline is typically in mid-April, individuals interested in a Gates Fellowship must submit their applications to Harvard no later than March 7.

For fellowship consideration, please indicate Gates Fellowship on the financial inquiry section of the application.

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