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Dept Head: Darin Atteberry

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 internship.

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2020 Recruitment Process

Please check back at the end of 2019 for information on the 2020-2021 application process.

Current Management Assistant

Sierra Anderson
 

Sierra Anderson is the Graduate Management Assistant for the City of Fort Collins. She is a recent graduate from the University of Montana, where she earned a Master’s in Public Administration, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Sierra has always had a passion for excellence and public service. After interning for the City of Missoula’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Sierra was inspired by the positive impact local government can have on a community. She looks forward to serving the City of Fort Collins and the people who make the community a great place to live.

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

Project Manager

2016-17

Jackson Brockway

City and County of Denver

Budget Analyst

2017-18

Alyssa Johnson

Salt Lake City Corporation, UT

Strategy and Special Projects Manager

2018-19

Joe Wimmer

City of Topeka, KS

Management Analyst