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Dept Head: Darin Atteberry

Darin Atteberry - City Manager


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, 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

Darin Atteberry, City Manager


Darin Atteberry is the City Manager for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, a position he has held since December 2004.

As City Manager, Darin has led the City government through a time of transformational change, moving the organization from a "trust us" model to one that uses a data-driven, performance based approach. Darin is an advocate for community collaboration and has built strong relationships with both public and private sector partners. He serves as Vice Chair of the Alliance for Innovation and is a member of the Center for Public Safety Excellence Board of Directors. In 2013, Darin was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Colorado State University College of Business. In 2016 he was elected as a Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration. Recently, Darin received the Colorado Governor’s Citi- zenship medal, recognizing him as a leader who serves the public with innovation, operational excellence and progressive vision.

Prior to coming to Fort Collins, Darin worked with cities in California, Washington, and Georgia. He attended Harvard University’s Senior Executive Program in State and Local Government. He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of City Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University.

Kelly DiMartino, Deputy City Manager


Kelly DiMartino has been with the City of Fort Collins for more than 20 years, and has held a variety of roles within the organization. As Deputy City Manager, her current areas of responsibility include the Performance Excellence Program, Information & Employee Services, Community Services, and Planning, Development & Transportation.

Kelly is active in several professional associations, including the International City County Managers Association, the Alliance for Innovation and the Northern Colorado HR100.

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 Information & Employee Services Director

Tyler Marr, Deputy Information & Employee Services Director

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 Information & Employee Services Director, Tyler is responsible for the Information Technology and Operations Services departments, as well as the City's federal and state legislative program and numerous policy initiatives. He is grateful to be a part of such an engaged and innovative community and organization.

Terri Runyan, Director of Performance Excellence


Terri Runyan has more than 27 years of experience working in organizational excellence and leadership development. Her diverse working background includes industries such as healthcare, local government and education.

Throughout the course of her career, she has led organizations through culture change, using criteria set forth by organizations such as the Baldrige Excellence Framework and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) MAGNET certification process. She serves on the Board of Examiners for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) and has been an examiner for Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) for 10 years.

Since 2011, she has worked for the City of Fort Collins, leading its performance excellence world class journey.  The City achieved the RMPEx Peak award in 2014, a Baldrige site visit in 2016, and the Baldrige Award in 2017.

Strategic Plan

2020 Strategic Plan cover image

The 2020 City of Fort Collins Strategic Plan reflects the input of engaged citizens, community and business partners, Mayor and Council Members, and City staff. 

Strategic Plans





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City Manager's Monthly Report

City Manager's Monthly Report

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.

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Community 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.

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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.

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Open Book

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.

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Community Dashboard

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.

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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.


  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Outstanding Service
  • Safety & Well-being
  • Stewardship

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