Hello, and welcome to the Fort Collins City Manager's Office. Here at the City of Fort Collins we are passionate about creating a vibrant, world-class community. Approximately 1,200 full-time employees, and up to 1,000 additional seasonal employees, work diligently to provide exceptional service to our residents and visitors.
The City of Fort Collins operates within a council-manager form of government, which means that the City Manager is the chief executive officer of the City and is responsible for the overall management of City operations. The City Manager works in close partnership with the Mayor and City Council, who are responsible for setting the policy direction of the City.
On fcgov.com, you will find a wealth of information about our City and the services we provide. I always like to hear from you, so please feel free to e-mail me with any comments or suggestions.
Darin Atteberry, City Manager
Fort Collins' new Deputy City Manager and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Mihelich holds a Master of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and comes to Fort Collins with 23 years of experience in city and county government operations.
Mr. Mihelich is responsible for day-to-day operations of the City's municipal services and staff as he works with the City's Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to implement the organization's strategic plan. He also serves as Acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager. He joins the City of Fort Collins from Surprise, Arizona where he served as Assistant City Manager since 2011. Before that he filled the role of Community and Economic Development Director for Surprise since 2008. Prior to his tenure in Surprise, Mihelich was the Community and Economic Development Director in Illinois.
Wendy Williams has worked at the City of Fort Collins for over 25 years. She was previously the Deputy General Manager at the Utilities Department, and now serves as Assistant City Manager.
Her responsibilities include oversight of Community and Operations Services (Environmental Services, Natural Areas, Lincoln Center, Museum, Recreation, Parks, Park Planning & Development, Information Technology, Operation Services, and Legislative Affairs).
Kelly DiMartino has been with the City of Fort Collins since 1997 and currently oversees Employee and Communication Services, which includes the Human Resources Department and the Communications and Public Involvement Office.
For more than 13 years, she led the City's public relations, marketing, and employee communication programs. Kelly is the City's liaison to multiple community organizations and is a founding member of the Northern Colorado Public Communicators (NCPC). Prior to coming to Fort Collins, she worked as the Public Information Officer for the City of Grand Island, NE. She has a bachelor's degree from Hastings College in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and graduated with an MBA from Colorado State University in May, 2013.
Each month, City Manager Darin Atteberry will provide a brief summary about current issues facing the City, updates on capital projects, an overview of special events, and a recap of building activity and budget issues.
In its ongoing quest for continuous performance improvement, The City of Fort Collins has reached a new level. The nonprofit organization Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) awarded Fort Collins Peak status in 2014. Peak status marks the highest level in the state program. It recognizes applicants who demonstrate systematic and mature approaches, effective deployment, process learning and process integration. The City of Fort Collins is only the fifth organization to receive this honor in the thirteen-year history of RMPEx.
Interested in how your local government is spending your tax dollars, fees and other City revenue? Open Book is an online tool designed to disclose expenses in a simple and easy-to-use format.
The City of Fort Collins Community Dashboard offers a quarterly snapshot of the community's progress in attaining key outcomes. This Dashboard reinforces the City of Fort Collins' steadfast commitment to accountability and continuous improvement.