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Our Vision, Mission and Values#

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At the City of Fort Collins, our vision is to foster a thriving and engaged community by emphasizing operational excellence and a culture of innovation. Guided by our mission to provide exceptional service for an exceptional community, our values of partnership, service, safety and wellbeing, sustainability, integrity, and belonging shape how we serve this vision and mission.

This commitment translates into outstanding customer service, continuous improvement, and data-driven decision-making, ensuring the delivery of top-tier services that our community deserves. Approximately 1,500 full-time employees, supported by up to 1,000 seasonal colleagues, work diligently to realize our mission and engage residents and visitors. Operating within a council-manager form of government, the City Manager, in collaboration with the Mayor and City Council, oversees the overall management and policy direction of City operations.

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Community Services

The amenities provided through Community Services in Fort Collins are part of what makes us one of the choice destinations to live, work, play, and retire. Together, Cultural Services, Natural Areas, Park Planning & Development, Parks, and Recreation departments offer experiences that enrich, engage, and enhance the quality of life for all.

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Financial Service

Financial Services is responsible for financial planning, budgeting, accounting, sales tax collection, risk management, and rebate programs, among other things.

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Planning, Development & Transportation

Planning, Development & Transportation teams up to successfully shape growth in our sustainable community with safe, efficient multi-modal infrastructure and plans for maximum livability.

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Police Services

Fort Collins Police Services is a progressive and professional organization, currently employing 232 sworn officers and 135 non-sworn professional staff who serve the community by protecting life and property, preserving peace and order, preventing and detecting crime, enforcing laws and ordinances, and promoting the safe, efficient use of the City's streets and highways. 

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Sustainability Services

The City's Sustainability Services Area consists of three departments: Environmental Services, Economic Health and Social Sustainability. The City of Fort Collins is among the first, if not the first, municipality to structure all three of these components (known as the Triple Bottom Line) under one service area.

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Utility Services

Fort Collins Utilities is a community-owned utility that manages four essential services for the City of Fort Collins – Light and Power, Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater – serving more than 75,000 customers. While utility services are often considered basic needs, there is nothing basic about providing high-quality, reliable services year-round.

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Information & Employee Services

Information & Employee Services is comprised of several departments that provide internal services to employees — the Human Resources Department, Communications and Public Information Office, Information Technology Department, Operations Services, and the Department of Emergency Management. 

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Fort Collins Connexion

Fort Collins Connexion is a municipal broadband utility that offers high-speed internet, TV, and phone services to Fort Collins residents and businesses.