American Council

of Young Political Leaders

2022-2023 Delegations:

Due to limited travel, we were unable to host a delegation in 2022, we look forward to hosting a delegation in 2023

Since 1993, El Pomar Foundation has partnered with the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3), to host young emerging political leaders from around the world.

To date, El Pomar Foundation has hosted more than 70 delegations from 40 countries, introducing nearly 500 international participants to Colorado state and local government, policymaking, and politics, as well as American culture.

To learn more about this program, read our blog.

Colorado's Contributing Leaders


Senator John Hickenlooper

Former Lt. Governor Joe Garcia

Former Secretary of State Scott Gessler

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman

Director of Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, Luis Benitez

Congressman Doug Lamborn

Former Senate President Bill Cadman 

Former State Senator Michael Johnston

Former State Senator Greg Brophy

Former State Senator Ted Harvey

Former State Senator Josh Penry

Boulder County Treasurer Paul Weissmann

Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, USAF (Ret.)

State Representative Susan Beckman

Ambassador Richard Celeste 

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill

Gen. Gene Renuart, USAF (Ret.)

Gen. Charles Jacoby, USA (Ret.)