Looking west towards the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder

NOAA Boulder Directors Council

The NOAA Boulder Directors Council (NBDC) represents the multiple NOAA line and staff offices housed within the David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC). The NBDC provides a coordinated operation and voice for NOAA within the larger, multi-agency Department of Commerce (DOC) campus in Boulder, which NOAA shares with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The NBDC makes decisions and provides guidance to the Chair on major issues, such as campus policies, financial resources, and space allocations.

The NBDC is comprised of ten voting members, representing each of the NOAA line and staff offices in the DSRC, and is chaired by the Director of the Earth System Research Laboratories (ESRL). The Executive Director of NOAA Boulder Laboratories and the General Services Administration (GSA) Building Facilities Manager serve as non-voting, ex-officio members of the Council.

Organization

The NBDC is comprised of eleven voting members, representing each of the NOAA line and staff offices in the DSRC, and is chaired by the Director of the Earth System Research Laboratories (ESRL). The Executive Director of NOAA Boulder Laboratories and the General Services Administration (GSA) Building Facilities Manager serve as non-voting, ex-officio members of the Council.

Leadership

NBDC Chair: David Fahey, ESRL Director
NBDC Executive Director: Catherine Martin, NOAA Boulder Laboratories Executive Director
NBDC Chair: David Fahey, ESRL Director
NBDC Executive Director: Catherine Martin, NOAA Boulder Laboratories Executive Director

Voting Members

Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research

Chemical Sciences Laboratory: David Fahey, Director
Global Systems Laboratory: Jennifer Mahoney, Director
Global Monitoring Laboratory: James Butler, Director
Physical Sciences Laboratory: Robert Webb, Director

National Weather Service

Denver/Boulder Regional Weather Forecast Office: Jennifer Stark, Meteorologist In Charge
Space Weather Prediction Center: Clinton Wallace, Director

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

National Centers for Environmental Information's Center for Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics, Erikc Kihn, Director

National Ocean Service

National Geodetic Survey, Derek van Westrum, Acting Gravity Section Chief

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

Facilities Operations Division: Christopher Sigle, Branch Chief

Office of the Chief Information Officer

NOAA Enterprise Network: Robert Sears, Director

Acquisition & Grants Office

Western Aquisition Division: Chad Hepp, Director

Non-Voting Members

GSA: Kristi Leinen, GSA Senior Property Manager
Catherine Martin: NOAA Boulder Laboratories, Executive Director
GSA: Kristi Leinen, GSA Senior Property Manager
Catherine Martin: NOAA Boulder Laboratories, Executive Director

Subsidiary Organizations

The following committees and groups are considered subsidiary organizations of the NBDC and exist to ensure smooth operation of the DSRC for the benefit of all NOAA Boulder staff.

  • Boulder Information Technology Committee (BITC)
  • Boulder Outreach Coordinating Committee (BOCC)
  • NOAA portion of the Boulder Labs Diversity Committee
  • NOAA portion of the Campus Fitness Committee

NBDC point-of-contact for questions:
Sheila Martinez
sheila.k.martinez@noaa.gov

NBDC page designed by: Chelsea Thompson