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FC Lean Program Overview#

FC Lean is a resource for both the City of Fort Collins staff and its community members. The FC Lean Summary document provides a detailed overview of the FC Lean program and can be found at the link below. Feel free to contact FC Lean at any time at

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FC Lean Featured#

Gemba Academy Podcast Featuring Roland#

Gemba Academy Podcast

In the February 9th, 2023 (episode 462) the Gemba Academy Podcast featured FC Lean's Program Manager and discussed the City's process improvement journey. 

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Government Finance Officers Association Publication#


In the February 2023 edition of GFOA's publication, the FC Lean Program, the Fort Collins Improvement System, and staff from the Financial Services area were recognized. 

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Lean in the Public Sector#

Published in February 2020, Dirk Dusharme, from Quality Digest, interviewed FC Lean's program manager to better understand the program's successes and challenges. 

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Implementing Lean Strategies#

In the Spring of 2020, two students from the University of Arizona reached out to FC Lean to better understand how the City implemented Lean. 

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2020 Excellence in Sustainable Development Award#

In 2018, City of Fort Collins Utilities Staff participated in FC Lean's Lean Leaders course to improve the Income-Qualified Assistance Program application process. This started a process improvement journey that resulted in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers recognizing the City of Fort Collins as a 2020 Excellence in Sustainable Development Award winner.

Learn more about the process improvement journey

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