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City of Fort Collins Management Assistant Program

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.

For a detailed description of the position, click here.

2015 Recruitment Process

The 2015 recruitment process has concluded. Please check back in December, 2015 for details regarding the 2016 recruitment process.

Current Intern

Tyler Marr, Graduate Management Assistant Tyler Marr will earn his MPA from the University of Kansas in April of 2016. He completed undergraduate work in 2014, graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. Prior to serving as the Graduate Management Assistant, Tyler worked for Johnson County, Kansas (2014-2015) and completed undergraduate internships with both the City of Fort Collins and the Colorado General Assembly. Tyler's desire to work for a data-driven organization that provides residents with world-class services led him to Fort Collins. He is honored to have the opportunity to serve the community as a Graduate Management Assistant.

Previous Interns

Year Name Location Position
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 VA Hospital, Salem, VA Clinical Psychologist
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 Town Manager
2002-03 Sam McFerran Christ House Associate Administrator
2011-12 Josh Jones City of Xenia, Ohio Assistant City Manager
2012-13 Kelly Unger Town of Windsor, CO Management Assistant
2013-14 Pamela Weir Sierra Vista, AZ Management Analyst
2014-15 Travis Machalek Estes Park, CO Assistant Town Administrator