The CFEB Northern Colorado Council (NCC) strengthen’s the management and administration of Executive Branch activities and creates value to the public by fostering communication, coordination, and collaboration between federal, state, and local government agencies.  The NCC provides programs and services that support the needs of federal agencies in the region and the goals of the CFEB, while emphasizing efficient, effective use of resources.

Every federal agency in Larimer, Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Yuma, and Washington County is automatically a member of the Council and may appoint as many employees as appropriate as liaisons to the Council to ensure equal representation, open lines of communication, and dissemination of information throughout the agency.

Although membership on the Council is limited to federal agencies, meetings, workshops, and other council events are open to city, county and state government agencies, as well as private sector organizations, nonprofits, universities, and special interest groups.


Leo Weakland

970-215-1477 |


Derek Darter

970 295 6694 |


Kacy Ellsworth

970-295-5814 |


Lynn Schichtel

Schichtel photoLynn Schichtel is a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Poudre High School.  She is an apprentice with Canyon Concert Ballet’s company here in Fort Collins where she has performed in many productions, including the Nutcracker, every year since she was eight. During the summer Lynn lifeguards at the local pools in Fort Collins.  Lynn moved to Fort Collins in 2000 and plans to remain in this beautiful state by attending the University of Colorado in Boulder in the fall of 2015. She plans on majoring in Biology with an emphasis on Integrative Physiology with hopes of attending medical school. She would like to thank her family for the all the opportunities and support they have given her.


Jay Ytell

JY photo (427x640)Jay was raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and at the age of twelve, moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. After moving to Colorado, he attended Windsor middle school for two and a half years, then Windsor high school for the same length of time. Halfway through his junior year, he transferred to Polaris Expeditionary Learning School, where some amazing teachers and fellow students pushed him to excel. He had no plans to attend college until late in his senior year of high school, when he decided to attend Western State College. He credits the outstanding dedication and passion of his teachers and peers for encouraging him to pursue higher education.

Jay loves the written and spoken word has prompted him to consider a major in English, but his love of the outdoors and outdoor recreation may point him to a degree in Recreation and Outdoor Education.  Whatever his final decision, he is  excited for his next semester at Western, where he will continue to develop and explore new interests, while continuing to excel in his academic and extracurricular pursuits.