The City of Fort Collins Management Assistant program allows current Master of Public Administration students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain valuable career experience in a wide variety of areas of municipal operations. This position provides future municipal leaders with the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals in a community consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country. The Management Assistant will have the opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a full-service city.
The Management Assistant will be provided the opportunity to work on projects based in a variety of City departments while maintaining a "home base" in the City Manager's Office. Management Assistant will be involved in research, analytical work, and managing special projects. This position represents a one-year internship.
The recruitment process for the 2016-2017 Graduate Management Assistant has been completed. The application for the 2017-2018 position has not yet been posted. Please check back in December, 2016 for more information and updates on the recruitment process.
Jackson Brockway will earn his MPA from the University of Kansas in April of 2016. He completed undergraduate work in 2015, graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History with a minor in International Development. Prior to serving as the Graduate Management Assistant, Jackson served as a Management Intern for both Johnson County, KS (2015-2016), and the Town of Windsor, CO (2015), while also working as a Corporate Governance Intern for Woodward, Inc. (2014-2015). Jackson has a strong drive for public service that is reflected by the City of Fort Collin's vision to provide world-class municipal services through operational excellence and a culture of innovation. He is inspired by the cutting edge work that the city of Fort Collins is known for and is honored for the opportunity to serve the community as the Graduate Management Assistant.
|1983-84||Wendy Williams||City of Fort Collins, CO||Assistant City Manager|
|Mark Rohloff||City of Oshkosh, WI||City Manager|
|1984-85||Jody Kole||Grand Junction, CO Housing Authority||Executive Director|
|Deborah Sagen||University of Colorado - Health Center||Associate Director|
|Susan Loo||City of Louisville, CO||City Councilmember|
|1985-86||Ann Turnquist||Poudre Fire Authority||Administrative Services Director|
|Mark Campbell||Multnomah County, OR||Acting Chief Financial Officer|
|Don Gaeddert||City of Larned, KS||Retired City Manager|
|1986-87||Julia Novak||Novak Consulting||President|
|Todd Vance||Manassas Group, Roanoke, VA||Clinical Psychologist, Adjunct Professor|
|1989-90||Jon Ruiz||City of Eugene, OR||City Manager|
|Steve VanderMeer||Hometown Connections||Senior Vice President|
|1990-91||Kristin Epley||University of Colorado - Boulder||Sustainability Project Manager|
|1991-92||Stet Schanze||Gray Manufacturing||President|
|2000-01||Heather Brooks||Alamosa, CO||City Manager|
|2002-03||Sam McFerran||First Church (UCC)||Minister of Faith Formation|
|2011-12||Josh Jones||Parowan, UT||City Manager|
|2012-13||Kelly Unger||Town of Windsor, CO||Assistant to the Town Manager|
|2013-14||Pamela Weir||Goodyear, AZ||Assistant to the City Manager|
|2014-15||Travis Machalek||Estes Park, CO||Assistant Town Administrator|
|2015-16||Tyler Marr||Fort Collins, CO||Policy and Project Analyst|