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

Interim Executive Director
Suzette Mallette

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
  • ADA Coordination Contact
  • Legal notices

Finance Director
Crystal Hedberg – 970.416.2638

Primary Responsibilities

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

Accounting Clerk II/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
  • Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission Member
  • Title VI Coordinator

Transportation Planner II/ Mobility Coordinator
Alex Gordon, PTP – 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 II/ Intern Supervisor
Medora Kealy – 970.416.2293

Primary Responsibilities

  • TIP development and maintenance
  • Congestion Management Process (CMP)
  • Travel demand and air quality modeling
  • Supervises Transportation Intern

Transportation Planner
Ryan Dusil – 970.224.6191

Primary Responsibilities

  • Non-motorized transportation planning
  • Data requests
  • Mobile counter program coordinator
  • Travel demand modeling
  • Assists with freight planning

Transportation Planner
Sarah Martin – 970.416.2309

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists with air quality compliance
  • Public Involvement coordination
  • On the Move Newsletter

Transportation Planning Intern
David Himot – 970.416.2111

Primary Responsibilities

  • Data collection, analysis, and mapping


VanGoTM Coordinator
Shane Armstrong – 970.221.6859

Primary Responsibilities

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

VanGo™ NFRMPO Administrative Specialist
Barbara Bills – 970.221.6243

Primary Responsibilities

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