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 to engage the region’s community leaders in water conversations and solutions.

We are pleased to welcome our 5th 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.


Welcome to our new 2022-2023 Water Literate Leaders Cohort!

Name Title & Affiliation while enrolled in the Water Literate Leaders Program Community
Richard Alper President of the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition Greeley
Scott Baily Conservation Chair, Rocky Mountain Flycasters Fort Collins
Mary Baird Director of Global Sales & Project Enablement, Hach Loveland
Scott Ballstadt Director of Planning, Town of Windsor Windsor
Sally Boccella Northern Colorado Regional Director for Senator John Hickenlooper Johnstown
Christian Bordewick Bank of Colorado Johnstown
Claire Bouchard Director of Community Engagement and Communications, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado Fort Collins
Bradley Curtis Director of Municipal Services, Northern Engineering Greeley
Carol Dollard Energy & Sustainability Program Manager, Colorado State University Fort Collins
Brian Hayes Land Agent, City of Loveland Loveland
Alan MacGregor Board Member, Windsor Water and Sewer Board Windsor
Mitzi McCoy Deputy Town Manager, Town of Johnstown Johnstown
Shirley Peel Council Member, City of Fort Collins Fort Collins
Heidi Pruess Climate and Sustainability Program Manager, Larimer County Fort Collins
Carrie Rossman Vice President of Association Advancement, YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park
Justine Schoenbacher Water Conservation Coordinator, City of Evans Evans
Benjamin Snow Director, Economic Health and Housing, City of Greeley Greeley
David Thorpe Director of Entitlements, Hartford Homes Timnath
Cheri Witt-Brown Executive Director, Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity Greeley
Janese Younger Senior Vice President, FirstBank Loveland


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