Larimer Energy Action Project is a diverse team of active community members and business leaders dedicated to educating the citizens of Larimer County, Colorado on the facts about responsible energy development in our state. LEAP advocates for growing our economy and creating jobs while protecting the environment and natural beauty of Colorado through responsible energy policies. This includes supporting an “all of the above energy strategy,” inclusive to both traditional and alternative energy as part of a sound, long-term energy plan for Larimer County and Colorado.


LEAP was established in the summer of 2014 by former Rep. B.J. Nikkel and spearheaded the campaign against a proposed energy ban in Loveland, Colorado. The ban was defeated by about 900 votes out of 20,000 casted. It proved to be a turning point in the debate over energy development in Colorado.

Now, LEAP is making an impact on all of the great communities in Larimer County. Co-Chairs former Rep. Ken Summers and Jeffery Martin, former president of the Fort Collins Board of Realtors, lead a bipartisan group of community and business leaders from all over the county who desire to see Larimer County and the State of Colorado thrive through responsible energy development.

Jeffrey Martin

Jeffrey Martin (Co-Chair)

Jeffrey Martin a long-time Fort Collins resident. He has previously served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Fort Collins Board of Realtors, a Director for NCEDC, is the current Chair of the Larimer County Citizens Review Panel. Additionally, he was the 2014 Realtor of the Year, a recipient of the 2015 distinguished service award from the Colorado Association Realtors, serves on the diversity committee for the National Association of Realtors, was a former United Way of Larimer County volunteer of the year nominee, served as vice president of the Northern Colorado Health Network, and is intimately involved in the charitable, business and political community of Colorado.

Kenneth Summers

Rep. Ken Summers (Co-Chair)

A former State Representative, Ken Summers is a Colorado native living in Fort Collins. He represented Jefferson County’s House District 22 in the State House from 2007-2012. He served two years as the Chair of the Health and Environment Committee and also served on the Local Government Committee and Finance Committee. Rep. Summers is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and Regis University. His wife Debbie is a Fort Collins native and works as a hospice nurse. Ken and Debbie have been married since 1976 and have two adult children and six grandchildren.