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.
2018 Recruitment Process
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2018-2019 Graduate Management Assistant position. The recruitment process is now closed.
Alyssa Johnson earned her Master of Public Policy with a concentration in advanced policy analysis methods from the University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs in May of 2017. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science and communications from the University of Minnesota in 2016, combining her final year of undergraduate studies with her first year of graduate school. Alyssa is excited to learn from and contribute to the City of Fort Collins’ innovative, sustainable, and community-focused work using her experiences from positions in an academic institution and in city and county organizations. The City’s unique vision to provide world-class municipal services through operational excellence and a culture of innovation aligns with her commitment to public service and passion for challenging the status quo. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community of Fort Collins 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||CPS HR Consulting||Senior HR Consultant|
|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|
|2016-17||Jackson Brockway||City and County of Denver||Budget Analyst|