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Upcoming Council Listening Sessions#

Oct. 23: Councilmember Shirley Peel will host a listening session from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at LaMar's Donuts, 1101 W. Drake Road #1.

All residents are invited to attend and share ideas about the issues facing Fort Collins.

Upcoming Council Meeting

Public participation can be done by phone, Zoom on-line meeting link, in-person (with social distancing restrictions), or email.


October 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM MDT

Meeting Type

  • Regular meeting


Public Participation



The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs, and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. This includes language access to all individuals who have a limited ability to speak, read, write, or understand English by providing interpreters free of charge and translation of vital documents for persons who utilize the City's services. Please call 221- 6515 (V/TDD: Dial 711 for Relay Colorado) for assistance.


La ciudad de Fort Collins coordinará todo lo necesario para el acceso a los servicios, programas y actividades de la ciudad, y organizará aspectos especiales en relación con la comunicación para personas con discapacidades. Esto incluye servicios de idiomas para todas las personas que tengan capacidades limitadas para hablar, leer, escribir o comprender el idioma inglés, por medio de intérpretes sin cargo y la traducción de documentos vitales para las personas que utilizan los servicios de la ciudad. Llame al 221-6515 para recibir asistencia (V/TDD: Marque 711 para comunicarse con el sistema de retransmisión de Colorado).

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)

Council Expenses#

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

View Expenses

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.

En Español

Read the policy

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Council Compensation and Term Information#

  • Councilmembers: $853.00 per month
  • Mayor: $1,280.00 per month

View Council Term Information

Strategic Plan#

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.

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.