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 1,500 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.
Kelly DiMartino, City Manager
Kelly DiMartino, City Manager#
Kelly DiMartino is the City Manager for the City of Fort Collins. During her 24+ years in Fort Collins, she has held multiple roles and helped lead and implement a variety of programs and initiatives, including a robust citizen engagement program, a priority-based Budgeting for Outcomes and performance measurement process, and numerous workforce initiatives. Kelly is the City’s liaison to multiple community organizations, and she feels fortunate to be in both a job and a community that she loves.
Prior to coming to Fort Collins, Kelly 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 a Master’s of Business Administration from Colorado State University.
Tyler Marr, Deputy City Manager#
Tyler began with the City in 2015 as a Graduate Management Assistant in the City Manager’s Office while completing a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. In his years with the City, he has led and assisted numerous special projects with various departments and resident groups to reach collaborative and innovative resolutions. In his current role as Deputy City Manager, Tyler works with multiple departments and oversees the City's federal and state legislative program to help deliver outstanding service to residents and City staff.
Rupa Venkatesh, Assistant City Manager#
Rupa Venkatesh comes to Fort Collins from the City of Northglenn (CO) where she has served as Assistant to the City Manager. She was instrumental in helping the city navigate the COVD-19 pandemic and several other key initiatives including:
- Forming the Diversity, Inclusivity and Social Equity (DISE) board,
- Helping develop the Crisis Response Unit which takes the co-responder model a few steps further,
- Expanding homelessness response to include a Winter Housing Program - the first of its kind in Adams County
- Implementing the No Need for Speed program to empower residents to collaborate with the city on solutions to residential speeding
Prior to her role in Northglenn, Rupa was the Assistant to the Town Manager/Deputy Town Clerk for the Town of Mooresville, North Carolina where her primary accomplishments included re-establishing the Mooresville Youth Council, working with Council on strategic planning retreats, and understanding how communities respond to crisis.
Rupa started her public sector career working in constituent services for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson in Florida where she helped residents resolve issues with federal agencies. She worked there for 8 years and ended as the Deputy Director of Constituent Services. In her time there, Rupa learned the importance of relationship building and that by establishing trust, government can be viewed as a helpful resource. Her federal government work inspired her desire to shift to local government to have a greater impact on residents and work directly with them in a community.
Rupa has a Masters in Public Administration, a Bachelors in Political Science and a Bachelors in Film all from the University of Central Florida.
City Manager's Quarterly Report#
The City Manager wants to keep you informed about what's happening in your city. With the transition to a new City Manager and as we continually look for ways to streamline and improve information, we will be transitioning from monthly to quarterly reports with the next one coming out in November 2022. The last monthly report was issued in July 2022. Each report provides updates on current issues, events, standard reports, and happenings in the City.
Please let us know what new topics you would like to read about by taking this survey!
The Fort Collins Community Survey serves as a report card for the City. Residents rate the quality of life, their satisfaction with community amenities and local government. Residents also provide feedback on what is working well and what is not, and identify priorities for community planning and resource allocation. The City started the survey in 2001 and compares results from year to year to see trends as well as compare Fort Collins to other jurisdictions across the nation and Front Range.
Our Journey To Excellence#
In its ongoing quest for continuous performance improvement, The City of Fort Collins has reached a new level. In 2017, the City achieved the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which is the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.The City of Fort Collins is only the third City organization to receive this honor ever.
Vision, Mission, & Values#
Our Common Purpose as City Employees
To provide world-class municipal services through operational excellence and a culture of innovation.
Exceptional service for an exceptional community.
- Outstanding Service
- Safety & Well-being