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 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!

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


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

Apply here for the 2022-2023 Water Literate Leaders Cohort! :

Colorado Water Center at Colorado State University