¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The Northwest Council held a conference in June 2002. At the NCFR Annual Conference, Britton Wood, Association of Councils program chair, coordinated a roundtable session on strengthening the affiliates. NCFR offered $500 start-up grants to campuses that wished to start college or student councils. There were 19 campus councils. Many identified unique mission statements.