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Mayor and Council

Jeni Arndt, Mayor

Jeni Arndt


Susan Gutowsky, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 1

Susan Gutowsky

Councilmember District 1

Julie Pignataro, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 2

Julie Pignataro

Councilmember District 2

Tricia Canonico, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 3

Tricia Canonico

Councilmember District 3

Shirley Peel, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 4

Shirley Peel

Councilmember District 4

Kelly Ohlson, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 5

Kelly Ohlson

Councilmember District 5

Emily Francis, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 6

Emily Francis

Councilmember District 6
(Mayor Pro Tem)

The Fort Collins City Council is composed of six district Council members who are elected on a non-partisan basis for a term of four years, and a Mayor who is elected at-large for a two-year term. The Mayor Pro Tem is chosen from among the entire Council and serves a term of two years.

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Strategic Plan#

The 2022 City of Fort Collins Strategic Plan reflects the input of engaged community members, businesses, partner organizations, the Mayor and City Councilmembers, and City staff.

Council 2021-2023 Priorities#

Every two years, following a Council election, the newly seated Council identifies priorities and confirms strategic direction. Council has identified 31 items as priorities for its 2021-2023 term.

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Council Priorities Calendarization

Priority Updates#

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.

Council Compensation#

As of Jan. 1, 2023, Councilmembers receive the following annual compensation:

  • Mayor: $56,400
  • Mayor Pro Tem: $45,120
  • Councilmembers: $37,600

In the November 2022 election, Fort Collins voters passed a Charter amendment to base Council compensation on the Area Median Income (AMI) for the Fort Collins/Loveland area for a single-person household, adjusted annually. Per the ballot language, the amounts are:

  • Mayor: 75% of AMI
  • Mayor Pro Tem: 60% of AMI
  • Councilmembers: 50% of AMI

Email Transparency

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About Email Transparency

Under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) all emails to and from City Council are subject to public disclosure, with limited exceptions. To promote transparency, emails will be visible in an online archive, unless the sender puts #PRIVATE in the subject line of the email. However, the City of Fort Collins can't guarantee that email to or from Council marked "#PRIVATE" will remain private under CORA. Generally, the online archive will be updated twice a week.

Respectful Workplace Policy#

The Mayor and City Council are committed to providing an environment that exemplifies the highest standards of ethical behavior, treats others with dignity and respect and is known for its honesty, inclusivity and transparency. Adopted in 2019, the Fort Collins Respectful Workplace Policy embodies the City Council’s commitment to prevent and address discrimination; harassment, including sexual harassment; and retaliation. Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace are against the law and will not be tolerated. 

Through adoption, implementation, and enforcement of this Respectful Workplace Policy (“Policy”) and through continuing education and training provided by or through the Human Resources Department (“HR”), the Fort Collins City Council seeks to prevent, address, and correct behavior that violates this Policy.

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Council Expenses#

Council expense data is available to the public in the City’s open data portal.

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