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Executive Director

Linda Hunt

Linda has lived in Fort Lupton for over 40 years, where she taught sixth grade at the Fort Lupton Middle School and raised her children. Dale, her husband, is an active volunteer with the FLFCB. She and Dale have five children and 8 grandchildren. Linda serves as Chaplain for the Fort Vasquez Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Lupton. Linda previously served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank, and is an amazing asset to the community.



Mary Ellen LeBlanc

Mary Ellen is a 5th generation resident of Fort Lupton. She has been employed by the Bank of Colorado since 1994 and currently serves as the Vice President of Operations managing the Operations Center in Fort Lupton. Mary Ellen and her son own The KM Cup, a coffeeshop located in Fort Lupton. She has a long history of civic involvement. She is currently serving as the President of the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce, Organizational Leader for Tailtwisters 4-H Club, a Board member for the Many Blessings Child Care Center, Board of Directors for the High School Parent Teacher Student Association, Officer for the FLHS Booster Club, First United Methodist Church Nominating Committee and Endowment Committee, member of the Fort Lupton Optimist Club, member of the high school School of Business Steering Committee, the Editor for the South Platte Valley Historical Society Newsletter, and a member of the Fort Lupton Downtown Commission. She has also served as past president of the Weld County 4-H Leaders Council and was chairperson of Trapper Days, the annual community celebration for 7 years.


Vice President

Paul Fazzini

Paul and his wife Shelli have two children, Nicholas and Brianna. Paul owns the local Farmers Insurance Agency thar has been open for 18 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Farmers Employees Political Action Committee, F.E.P.A.C., and The Friends of Farmers Board of Directors. He has been a community volunteer and youth coach for basketball and lacrosse for many years in his home town of Broomfield, Colorado.



Neena Hagans

Neena retired after 35 years of service in the Insurance Industry. She has served as president of the Board of Directors of Insurance Women of Denver and Chairperson of a five state conference for the National Association of Insurance. She is chairperson of the Administrative Council of the Fort Lupton United Methodist Church and past president of United Methodist Women, Peaks and Plains District. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church.



Cody LeBlanc

Cody is a 6th generation Fort Lupton native. He currently serves as Director of Constituent Outreach for Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04), District B Director on the Weld County School District Re-8 Board of Education and owns THE KM Cup in Fort Lupton.


Cody has been an entrepreneur for most of his life. He started GENCOD at the age of six. GENCOD is the parent company for several businesses ranging from pet products to landscaping services. In addition to the Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Bank, Cody serves as a Founding Board Member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County Fort Lupton Clubhouse, member of the Fort Lupton Booster Club, 15 year member to the Parent Teacher Student Association in Fort Lupton Schools (where he currently serves as President of the Fort Lupton High School PTSA), Secretary of Rocky Mountain High Shows, Inc., President of Tailtwisters Rabbit Enthusiasts, and Member of the Weld Re-8 Schools Bond Oversight Committee. Cody is also a Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Freedom Advocates of the Rockies, an organization created to educate and inspire all people on what it means to be an actively engaged American.


Cody previously served as District Captain for the Weld County Republican Party, Mountain Director for Breeders of the American Rabbit National Specialty Club, President of Pikes Peak Rabbit Breeders Association, President of Weld County 4-H Executive Council, President and Founder of TeenAge Republicans (TARS) of Weld County and Northern Colorado, and a member of the Fort Lupton Trapper Days Committee. Cody also volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club, Weld County Food Bank and Fort Lupton Optimist Club.

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Mandy Rife

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Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell has been a resident of Fort Lupton since 2013. She relocated to Fort Lupton from San Jose, CA and has really enjoyed the community. Jennifer is a Life & Health Insurance Agent specializing in helping people on Medicare as well as a LegalShield Independent Associate. Before moving to CO, Jennifer owned a bakery in San Jose for 10 years. She also competed on a reality show called The Next Great Baker in 2012/2013 and finished 3rd place. Leaving the culinary world behind was a hard decision but it has also given her back her free time and ability to live life on her own terms. Jennifer serves as a Chamber Ambassador in the Fort Lupton Chamber and actively attends the DJ Basin Safety Council Meetings as well as participates on their various committees. Jennifer is an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and knows that following Christ's example of love and services is what makes life so great.

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Julie Luekenga

Julie Luekenga has had the honor of working in the Fort Lupton community since she accepted the position of Executive Director of the Aims Community College, Fort Lupton Campus in 2017.  One of her favorite aspects of the job is all the interaction she gets to have with this warm, family-like community. Prior to being at Aims, she was in Gunnison, CO and served in this mountain community as well as worked at Western Colorado University. She has always believed that Matthew 25:35 showed a compassionate way to serve our neighbors and tries to find ways to support and be involved in these missions. 



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Director - Meritus

Helen Bachicha

Helen worked for the Fort Lupton Canning Company for 30 years as an assistant supervisor and supervisor. She has been actively involved with her church (Saint Williams) for many years and has been an officer of the Holy Family Association. She has served as a volunteer at the Food Bank for the past 25 years. She also assists Mexican seniors in obtaining social security and other benefits and secures toys and school supplies for children in need. She also volunteers for the Fort Lupton Museum and has served as an election judge.

Helen was selected to receive the title of Director - Meritus when her Board term ended in 2020. She serves as an ex-officio member of the FLFCB Board and provides invaluable information, history, and support. 


Director - Meritus

Phyllis Burge

Phyllis served as the treasurer of the Food Bank from 2013 – 2018, a Board Director for 20 years and a volunteer for the organization for 28 years. She has also served as the past secretary of the Board.

Phyllis was selected to receive the title of Director - Meritus when her Board term ended in 2019. She serves as an ex-officio member of the FLFCB Board and provides invaluable information, history, and support. 

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