American Council

of Young Political Leaders

2017 Delegations

Australia – July

Morocco/Tunisia/Palestinian Territories – September

China- November

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Secretary of State Wayne Williams with election exchange delegates from southern Africa.
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Turkish Delegation 2015 lunch with Mayor Suthers

Founded in 1993, El Pomar Foundation’s ACYPL program partners 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, the program has hosted 60 delegations from 40 countries to Colorado; and introduced over 450 international participants to all aspects of state and local government, policymaking, and politics as well as American culture.

Colorado's Contributing Leaders


Governor John Hickenlooper

Lt. Governor Joe Garcia

Former Secretary of State Scott Gessler

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Congressman Mike Coffman

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman 

Congressman Doug Lamborn

Senate President Bill Cadman 

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.)

University of Colorado Regent Chairman Kyle Hybl

Ambassador Richard Celeste 

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill

Gen. Gene Renuart, USAF (Ret.)

Gen. Charles Jacoby, USAF (Ret.)

Voices of the Fellowship Fellow Garrett Mayberry discusses his time working with the 2016 Southern Africa delegation
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2015 Russian Delegation in Denver
2015 Discussions with Amb. Celeste