Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado
Water is emerging as one of the most important and controversial subjects to be addressed in the 21st century. Water issues are particularly complex, and understanding the nuances is critical for good decision-making. Many who have helped our communities make sound water decisions are nearing retirement age. Northern Colorado needs a new crop of water literate leaders!
The Colorado Water Center, in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, launched a non-partisan Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado program in September 2017. Modeled after highly successful programs such as Leadership Northern Colorado and Water Education Colorado’s Water Fluency Program, this program is for those who hold or aspire to political office, or other roles, including boards and commissions, which can impact regional water policy.
Participants in the program:
- Actively learn about complex Northern Colorado water issues from all angles including: agriculture, urban, environmental, recreation, and business via presentations, dialogue and field trips
- Interact and dialogue with regional water leaders for an inside view of issues affecting Northern Colorado’s water future—and participate in visioning activities
2020-2021 Program Update In light of COVID-19, we have decided to delay our next offering until we can safely convene in person. If you are interested in applying to our 4th cohort, please subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when we open our Call for Applications.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for 2019-2020! City of Greeley, City of Fort Collins, City of Loveland, City of Evans, Town of Windsor, North Weld County Water District, and City of Thornton.
Join us in welcoming our 2019-2020 class, a colloquium of emerging leaders from Northern Colorado’s communities. Its 24 members are willing to give of their time, energy, and leadership to help our communities make educated, sound decisions about water.
Welcome 2019-2020 Water Literate Leaders!
|Kim Akeley-Charron||Executive Director||Thompson Education Foundation||Loveland|
|Heather Banks||Fuels and Water Manager||Platte River Power Authority||Fort Collins|
|Jordana Barrack||Water Program Manager; Convener||New Belgium Family Foundation; Fort Collins River District Business Group||Fort Collins|
|Colin Glover||Partner and Broker; Board Member||The Group Inc.; Trout Unlimited; Coalition for Poudre River Watershed||Fort Collins|
|Bob Gowing||Director of Public Works||Town of Wellington||Wellington|
|Susan Gutowsky||City Council Member, District 1||City of Fort Collins||Fort Collins|
|Shane Hale||Town Manager||Town of Windsor||Windsor|
|Dale Hall||City Council Member, Ward 4||City of Greeley||Greeley|
|Landon Hoover||President||Hartford Homes||Timnath|
|Erin Hottenstein||Founder||Colorado 50-50||Fort Collins|
|John Kefalas||County Commissioner||Larimer County||Fort Collins|
|Larry Modlin||Commissioner||Greeley Planning Commission||Greeley|
|Peter O'Neill||Associate Director||Fort Collins - Loveland Water District||Fort Collins|
|Suzanne Peterson||Vice President and CFO||Peterson Energy Operating, Inc.||Loveland|
|Randy Ready||Assistant City Manager||City of Evans||Evans|
|Paul Rennemeyer||Town Board Member, District 4||Town of Windsor||Windsor|
|Larry Rogstad||Restoration Manager; Board Member||Poudre Learning Center; Big Thompson Watershed Coalition||Greeley|
|Dan Sattler||Mayor Pro Tem||Town of Wellington||Wellington|
|Justin Scharton||Natural Areas & Trails Division Superintendent||City of Greeley Natural Areas and Trails Division||Greeley|
|Jody Shadduck-McNally||President/Cofounder; Co-owner||Every Word We Utter Monument; Caribou Creek Consulting & Farms||Loveland|
|Tim Singewald||Town Administrator||Town of Milliken||Milliken|
|Milt Tokunaga||Board Member||Town of Windsor Water and Sewer Board||Windsor|
|Barry Wilson||Town Board Member, District 2||Town of Windsor||Windsor|
|Kathi Wright||City Council Member, Ward 2||City of Loveland||Loveland|