Larry Pottorff receives Human Services Professional of the Year from United Way of Weld County

United Way of Weld County recognized Larry Pottorff as the Human Services Professional of the Year during its Mad Hatter’s Ball and 75th anniversary celebration on March 19 at Island Grove Events Center in Greeley.

The award honors the dedication of nonprofit professionals in the community who go above and beyond their job descriptions to help those in need. Pottorff is passionate about helping people recover from mental illness and addiction at North Range, the community mental health center and substance abuse provider agency that serves residents of Weld County.

Pottorff, who became executive director of North Range in 2010, is involved in a number of work-related boards such as the North Colorado Health Alliance, CAHEC, Youth and Family Connections and the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council.

Outside of work, Pottorff’s biggest commitment of time and passion is to Christ Community Church, where he serves on the Elder Board and where his wife, Janis, and he are involved in a ministry called Alpha.

Pottorff says that at some time in each person’s life, he or she will need help from someone else.

“I think that’s what United Way of Weld County is all about, and why I believe so strongly in what they do,” Pottorff said.