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City of Fort Collins Graduate Management Assistant Program#

The City of Fort Collins Graduate 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 full-time, one-year fellowship.

Previous Management Assistants#

Year Name Organization 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

Chief Executive Officer Director

 

Deborah Sagen

Pikes Peak Community College

Vice President Workforce Development

 

Susan Loo

City of Louisville, CO

City Councilmember

1985-86

Ann Turnquist

Poudre Fire Authority

Administrative Services Director

 

Mark Campbell

Multnomah County, OR

Chief Financial Officer

 

Don Gaeddert

City of Larned, KS

Retired City Manager

1986-87

Julia Novak

Novak Consulting

President

 

Todd Vance

BreakForth Counseling and Consulting; 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 Company

President

2000-01

Heather Brooks

City of Alamosa, CO

City Manager

2002-03

Sam McFerran

First Church (UCC)

Associate Minister

2011-12

Josh Jones

CPS HR Consulting

Executive Recruiter

2012-13

Kelly Houghteling

Town of Wellington, CO

Assistant Town Administrator

2013-14

Pam Davis

City of Boulder, CO

Senior Management Analyst

2014-15

Travis Machalek

Town of Estes Park, CO

Town Administrator

2015-16

Tyler Marr

City of Fort Collins, CO

Deputy Directory of Information & Employee Services

2016-17

Jackson Brockway

City of Cedar Park, TX

Assistant to the City Manager

2017-18

Alyssa Johnson

Salt Lake City Corporation, UT

Strategy and Special Projects Manager

2018-19

Joe Wimmer

City of Topeka, KS

Management Analyst