COLORADO FEDERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD
COMMUNICATION | COORDINATION | COLLABORATION
Cornerstone for Strategic Partnering in Government
COLORADO FEDERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Denver Federal Executive Board (DFEB) was reauthorized as the Colorado Federal Executive Board (CFEB) on January 28, 2010. The CFEB Executive Committee determined that a statewide expansion was necessary to accommodate the growth in the number of federal agencies and employees throughout the State of Colorado. The CFEB now serves over 250 federal field offices, 53,000 civilian federal employees, and 40,000 military personnel at six military installations throughout the state.
The CFEB Executive Committee and Executive Director oversee the councils, committees, initiatives, programs, and services. CFEB priorities are developed in response to local agency issues and needs as well as Presidential Directives, Executive Orders, special initiatives, and new laws and regulations. The CFEB’s role as a communication conduit and a meeting point for a variety of agencies – each with a different mission – is critical to a more effective government.
2021-2022 CFEB EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
CHAIR | Cheryl Kennedy, USDA FNS
FIRST VICE CHAIR | Mark Stevenson, DoD DHA
SECOND VICE CHAIR | Cindy Terwilliger, DOT FTA
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR | Dr. Chris Sigle, DOC/NOAA
MEMBER EMERATAS | Deb Thomas, EPA Region 8
CFEB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | Fred Eidson, CFEB
Erik Amundson, HUD
Julie Bednar, DOI IBC
Dr. David Bowling, NTSB
Howard Cantor, DOI/ONRR
Rachel Crawford, CO Passport Agency
Nancy Dragani, FEMA Region VIII
Penny Grout, GSA
Molly Kocialski, USPTO
Adam Kowalski, DHS FPS
Mary Lisa Lewandowski, SSA
Bill Meyer, USDA/NASS
Kim Rice, DOJ
Paul Sherbo, VA
Jon Smart, NORAD/NORTHCOM, J49
FEDERAL EXECUTIVE BOARDS
A NATIONAL NETWORK
Since their inception by Presidential Directive in 1961, Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) have served as models for partnership-based government by identifying common ground and building cooperative relationships across agency lines. FEBs have a long history of establishing and maintaining valuable communication links to prepare for, and respond to, local and national emergencies. We emphasize improved economy, efficiency, and substantive effectiveness of the Executive Branch through strengthened communications and implementation of Washington, DC initiatives and policies, while identifying and providing local training programs, employee development, shared resources, and outreach to the communities in which each FEB resides. FEBs are a catalyst for collaboration and work to identify and advance common issues that impact the Federal community at large through efficient and effective use of limited resources.
Denver was one of the original ten cities authorized to establish Federal Executive Board in 1961. The other cities included Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Francisco, & Seattle. There are now twenty-eight Federal Executive Boards across the nation in locations with a high concentration of Federal agencies and Federal employees. With approximately 85% of the Federal workforce outside of Washington DC, the Federal Executive Boards play an important role in being the catalyst for communication, collaboration, and cooperation among the field agencies and in developing intergovernmental partnerships that benefit the citizens we serve.
More information on the national network and links to each FEB web site are at www.feb.gov