Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado

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!

After the challenging past year, we look forward to coming together with our partners at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado’s Hach Center for Regional Engagement to engage the region’s community leaders in water conversations and solutions.

We are pleased to welcome our 4th cohort of Water Literate Leaders! These 20 leaders have committed to investing their time and energy to learn from experts and empower themselves to meet the everchanging water needs of our communities.

Congratulations to this year's Water Literate Leaders Cohort!

NameTitle & Affiliation while enrolled in the Water Literate Leaders ProgramCommunity
Dave BeedeChapter Vice President and Chair of Grants Subcommittee, Rocky Mountain Flycasters/Trout UnlimitedNorthern Colorado/ Fort Collins
Tricia CanonicoCouncil Member, City of Fort CollinsFort Collins
Ella FahrlanderChief Engagement Officer, Community Foundation of Northern ColoradoNorthern Colorado/ Fort Collins
Wilynn FormellerProgram & Development Coordinator, Estes Valley Watershed CoalitionEstes Park
Patti GarciaTown Administrator, Town of WellingtonWellington
Travis GoegleinSenior Vice President, First FarmBank
Amber GravesManager/Farm Hand, Colorado General Assembly/Morning Fresh Dairy Farm
Jaime HenningPresident and CEO, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce
Hunter HoshikoDirector of Development - Great Western Industrial Park, BROE Real Estate Group
Wyatt KnutsonRegional Manager/Water Task Force Member, CTL Thompson/Town of WellingtonWellington
John KolanzPartner, Otis & Bedingfield, LLC
Matt LeCerfTown Manager, Town of Johnstown
Eric LucasPublic Services Director, Town of WindsorWindsor
Dawson MetcalfProgram Coordinator for Conservation Leadership, Colorado State UniversityFort Collins
Christian MorganTown Manager, Town of KerseyKersey
Don OvercashCity Councilor and Mayor Pro Tem, City of LovelandLoveland
Kim PerryVice President of Community Design and Neighborhood Development, McWhinney
Kevin RossVice President, Poudre Valley CapitalGreeley
Tim WhitehouseTrustee and Planning Commissioner, Town of WellingtonWellington
Janene WilleySecretary, Town of Windsor Water and Sewer BoardWindsor

Thank you to our generous program sponsors!

City of Evans
City of Fort Collins
City of Greeley
City of Loveland
City of Thornton
Town of Windsor
North Weld County Water District

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Colorado Water Center at Colorado State University
Hach Center for Regional Engagement