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Local and Regional Annual Plan Public Comment Period is Open!
Larimer County and the Colorado Central Planning Region invite public comment on the updated four-year strategic plans required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The plans outline strategies to develop, align and integrate service delivery across the local and regional workforce development system. Stakeholders and interested individuals can review the plans and provide feedback HERE. Thank you!
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Youth Friendly Employers Update
NEW** UPDATED Youth Friendly Employer Listing
The Youth Friendly Employers List identifies 175+ local businesses that hire youth ages 14-18. Available in English & Spanish.
This information provided is subject to change.
Meet the Staff
Phone: (970) 498-6660
200 West Oak Street, Ste. 5000
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
Rachael relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado to work with the Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC), in April 2012. Originally from the east coast, she is a graduate of Unity College in Unity, Maine, where she studied Environmental Writing. As a youth, she became passionate about corps programs when she had her first corps experience in high school. She followed up that term with three other conservation corps programs throughout the years to support her appreciation of the environment and community. In 2009, during her most recent participation in a corps program, she worked with EarthCorps, located in Seattle, Washington. This program allowed her to diversify her corps experience by doing habitat restoration while working along side folks from all around the globe. She is thrilled to be working on the developmental side of a corps program and supporting the LCCC crews throughout the year. When Rachael is not working, she likes to read, cook and backpack.
WIA Center Manager
Mark has lived in Fort Collins, Colorado for the last fourteen years. He stumbled upon the area with a group of classmates from Western Illinois University as he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Adventure Recreation. Mark began his professional work in Fort Collins with Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development, a drug and alcohol treatment center for youth. After leading wilderness therapy trips and providing employment transition support for three years to youth, Mark was offered an opportunity to career counsel low-income youth at the Larimer County Workforce Center which ultimately led to Mark’s current position as the Adult and Youth Training Services Manager at the Larimer County Workforce Center. Mark enjoys supporting Maelly and the rest of the Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) team. Mark’s hobbies, outside of spending time with his two sons and wife includes working in his perennial and vegetable gardens. You may even see Mark make a surprise visit to the Agricorps youth as they support local farmers in our community.
Dan has called northern Colorado home for the past seven years. He received his degree in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University. Dan has made it a professional goal to improve the community, and has done so through his work as a Conservation Corps member, endangered fish technician, forester, and environmental educator. Dan loves all things outdoors, including hiking, biking, running, slacklining, archery, backpacking, kayaking, frisbee, or just a nice picnic.
As a non-Colorado native, Maelly got here as quickly as he could. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, he headed to the Pacific Northwest to Olympia, Washington. As an AmeriCorps volunteer for the Washington Conservation Corps, he found his calling in the corps experience and youth development. Since 2004, Maelly has overseen the sustainability of the Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) and its overall direction. As a father of two boys, he still finds time to enjoy his other passions which include anything bicycle related, traveling the country seeing live music, camping with his family, and all things Kansas Basketball.