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City manager candidate update

Released on Monday, March 7, 2022
Contact Information
  • Amy Resseguie, Lead Communications Specialist, 970-416-2738,
  • Teresa Roche, Human Resources Executive, 970-221-6717,

Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson has withdrawn his name from consideration in the Fort Collins city manager search. Thompson was one of six finalists for the position and notified the City’s executive recruiter and staff of his decision over the weekend.

“I first want to thank the Fort Collins city council and staff for the time taken with me during the hiring process and for considering me to serve as city manager,” said Thompson. “It has been an honor to be considered, but I regret to say that I have decided to withdraw my application.” Thompson will continue his current role in Scottsdale.

The five remaining candidates for the Fort Collins position will continue with panel interviews and a community forum Monday, March 7, and on-site interviews and selection events later in the month.

The remaining finalists are:

  • Kelly DiMartino, current interim city manager, former deputy city manager, senior assistant city manager, and assistant city manager for the City of Fort Collins.
  • Tobin Follenweider, current deputy executive director for the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, and former chief operating officer for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
  • Marianna Marysheva, current assistant city manager and former interim city manager for the City of Irvine, California, and former assistant city manager for the cities of Riverside and Oakland, California.
  • Jennifer Phillips, former city manager for the cities of Bothell, Washington, and St. Helena, California, and former assistant city manager for the cities of Santa Rosa and Santa Monica, California.
  • Charles “Chip” Place, former managing director of capital programs for the Houston Parks Board and former deputy general manager for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

Additional information about each candidate is available at

Candidate Forum

The City will host an online public forum with the candidates from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7.

The link to join the forum is posted at and a recording will be available afterward. Spanish interpretation will be provided.