The NFRMPO staff complete all of the federal and state requirements to allow the local member communities to spend federal and state transportation funding. Staff provide professional planning services through the development of the Regional Transportation Plan including sub-plans for transit, non-motorized, and Congestion Management Process. The staff are also responsible for the ongoing administration of the region’s Transportation Improvement Program and periodic Call for Projects for federal funding for the region. Staff are managed by an Executive Director who reports to the Planning Council.

Main Office: 970.221.6243

Executive Director
Terri Blackmore – 970.416.2174

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads operations and represents NFRMPO to member institutions
  • NFRMPO Planning Council
  • Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and budget
  • Legislative and policy initiatives
  • Staff administration
  • Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) board member
  • Statewide MPO committee
  • Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC) support


Administrative Director
Renae Steffen – 970.416.2315

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administrative liaison to Planning Council
  • Human resources management
  • Meeting logistics and management
  • Legal notices

Finance & Operations Manager
Crystal Hedberg – 970.416.2638

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversight of all accounting functions
  • Financial statements and budget
  • Government financial reports
  • VanGo™ manager
  • VanGo™ fleet management

Accounting Clerk/NTD Reporter
Merideth Kimsey – 970.416.2252

Primary Responsibilities

  • Payroll processing
  • CDOT, CDPHE, and local community billing
  • NTD reporting
  • Accounts payable/receivable


Regional Transportation Planning Director
Becky Karasko, AICP – 970.416.2257

Primary Responsibilities

  • Transportation planning team leader
  • NFRMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
  • Regional Transportation Plan and associated sub-plans
  • Manages air quality compliance
  • Freight specialist
  • CDOT Freight Advisory Council

Transportation Planner II/ Mobility Coordinator
Alex Gordon – 970.416.2023

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements Coordinated Plan
  • Coordinates public outreach
  • Staff to Mobility Committees and Senior Transportation Coalition
  • Coordinates NFRMPO’s Call for Projects

Transportation Planner
Aaron Buckley – 970.416.2309

Primary Responsibilities

  • Non-motorized transportation planning
  • TIP development and maintenance
  • Mobile counter program coordinator

Transportation Planner
Ryan Dusil – 970.224.6191

Primary Responsibilities

  • Data requests
  • Travel demand modeling
  • Assists with freight planning

Transportation Planner
Medora Kealy – 970.416.2293

Primary Responsibilities

  • Congestion Management Process (CMP)
  • On The Move Newsletter
  • Travel demand and air quality modeling


Primary Responsibilities

  • Data collection, analysis, and mapping


VanGoTM Coordinator
Shane Armstrong – 970.221.6859

Primary Responsibilities

  • VanGo™ customer service
  • Maintaining van ridership
  • Fleet services

Administrative Specialist/Title VI Coordinator
Val Vollman – 970.221-6243

Primary Responsibilities

  • VanGo™ billing
  • VanGo™ administrative functions
  • Purchasing/accounts receivable