Meet Northern Colorado’s Water Literate Leaders

2018-2019 Water Literate Leaders

Congratulations to this year’s Water Literate Leaders Cohort!

Name Title & Affiliation while enrolled in the Water Literate Leaders Program Community
Dave Beede Chapter Vice President and Chair of Grants Subcommittee, Rocky Mountain Flycasters/Trout Unlimited Northern Colorado/ Fort Collins
Tricia Canonico Council Member, City of Fort Collins Fort Collins
Ella Fahrlander Chief Engagement Officer, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado Northern Colorado/ Fort Collins
Wilynn Formeller Program & Development Coordinator, Estes Valley Watershed Coalition Estes Park
Patti Garcia Town Administrator, Town of Wellington Wellington
Travis Goeglein Senior Vice President, First FarmBank Greeley/Evans
Amber Graves Manager/Farm Hand, Colorado General Assembly/Morning Fresh Dairy Farm Bellvue
Jaime Henning President and CEO, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce Greeley
Hunter Hoshiko Director of Development – Great Western Industrial Park, BROE Real Estate Group Windsor
Wyatt Knutson Regional Manager/Water Task Force Member, CTL Thompson/Town of Wellington Wellington
John Kolanz Partner, Otis & Bedingfield, LLC Loveland
Matt LeCerf Town Manager, Town of Johnstown Johnstown
Eric Lucas Public Services Director, Town of Windsor Windsor
Dawson Metcalf Program Coordinator for Conservation Leadership, Colorado State University Fort Collins
Christian Morgan Town Manager, Town of Kersey Kersey
Don Overcash City Councilor and Mayor Pro Tem, City of Loveland Loveland
Kim Perry Vice President of Community Design and Neighborhood Development, McWhinney Loveland
Kevin Ross Vice President, Poudre Valley Capital Greeley
Tim Whitehouse Trustee and Planning Commissioner, Town of Wellington Wellington
Janene Willey Secretary, Town of Windsor Water and Sewer Board Windsor


2019-2020 Water Literate Leader Cohort

Name Title & Affiliation while enrolled in the Water Literate Leaders Program
Kim Akeley-Charron Executive Director, Thompson Education Foundation
Heather Banks Fuels and Water Manager, Platte River Power Authority
Jordana Barrack Water Program Manager and Convener, New Belgium Family Foundation and Fort Collins River District Business Group
Colin Glover Partner and Broker; Board Member, The Group Inc.; Trout Unlimited; Coalition for Poudre River Watershed
Bob Gowing Director of Public Works, Town of Wellington
Susan Gutowsky City Council Member, District 1, City of Fort Collins
Shane Hale Town Manager, Town of Windsor
Dale Hall City Council Member, Ward 4, City of Greeley
Landon Hoover President, Hartford Homes
Erin Hottenstein Founder, Colorado 50-50
John Kefalas County Commissioner, Larimer County
Larry Modlin Commissioner, Greeley Planning Commission
Peter O’Neill Associate Director, Fort Collins – Loveland Water District
Suzanne Peterson Vice President and CFO, Peterson Energy Operating, Inc.
Randy Ready Assistant City Manager, City of Evans
Paul Rennemeyer Town Board Member, District 4, Town of Windsor
Larry Rogstad Restoration Manager; Board Member, Poudre Learning Center; Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Dan Sattler President, Sattler Dealer Services; Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Wellington
Justin Scharton Natural Areas & Trails Division Superintendent, City of Greeley Natural Areas and Trails Division
Jody Shadduck-McNally President/Cofounder; Co-owner, Every Word We Utter Monument; Caribou Creek Consulting & Farms
Tim Singewald Town Administrator, Town of Milliken
Milt Tokunaga Board Member, Town of Windsor Water and Sewer Board
Barry Wilson Town Board Member, District 2, Town of Windsor
Kathi Wright City Council Member, Ward 2, City of Loveland


2018-2019 Water Literate Leader Cohort

Name Title & Affiliation while enrolled in the Water Literate Leaders Program
Myles Baker Former Mayor Pro Tem and Board Member, District 1, Town of Windsor
Stacey Baumgarn Campus Energy Coordinator, Colorado State University
Jim Becklenberg City Manager, City of Evans
Ken Bennett Mayor Pro Tem, District 3, Town of Windsor
Ed Cannon Town Administrator, Town of Wellington
Kelly DiMartino Senior Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Collins
Sean Dougherty Realtor, RE/MAX Alliance of Northern Colorado, Larimer County Commissioner Candidate
Nick Haws President, CEO, Northern Engineering; Executive Committee Member, Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
Grant Houx Owner, St. Peter’s Fly Shop
Jane Lopez Board of Directors Secretary and Treasurer, Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Jacki Marsh Mayor, City of Loveland
Patrick McMeekin Vice President of Land Development, Partner, Hartford Homes
Billy Mihelich District Engineer, Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
Corey Odell Sustainability Coordinator, Odell Brewing Company
Julie Pignataro City Council Member, District 2, City of Fort Collins
Michael Pruznick Board of Directors, Fort Collins Loveland Water District
David Sislowski Board Member, District 6, Town of Windsor
Manuel Sisneros Board Member, Water and Sewer, City of Greeley


2017-2018 Water Literate Leaders Cohort

Name Title & Affiliation while enrolled in the Water Literate Leaders Program
Erik Barstow Director of Sales, Visit Fort Collins
Gregory Bielawski Board Member, Windsor Water & Sewer Board
Carol Cochran Owner, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Bob Hewson President and Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Youth Outdoors
Gerry Horak Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Fort Collins
Dick Jefferies Board Vice President, Colorado Trout Unlimited
Leah Johnson City Council Member, City of Loveland
Troy Jones Co-Owner, MTA Planning & Architecture
Kevin Jones Business Advocacy Director, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
Shayna Jones Director, Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Glenn Ledall Spray Technician, Weld County Public Works Department, Weed Division
Kristie Melendez Mayor, Town of Windsor
Tony Miller Exec Vice President of Lending, First FarmBank
Ty Notestine Co-Owner, Thomas & Tyler LLC
Steve Olson City Council Member, City of Loveland
Gage Osthoff Broker, Realtec Commercial Real Estate Services
Roy Otto City Manager, City of Greeley
Ryan Schaefer Chief Executive Officer, NAI Affinity
Kristin Stephens City Council Member, City of Fort Collins
Ralph Trenary Former City Council Member, City of Loveland
Matt Zoccali Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager, City of Fort Collins

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