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Who We Are#

Fort Collins Utilities provides four essential utility services – electricity, stormwater, water and wastewater – and has more than 400 employees.

Staff take great pride in and are dedicated to the work they do: providing reliable, high-quality electricity and water services 24 hours/day, seven days/week, 365 days/year. 

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Fort Collins Utilities Leadership#

Tyler Marr, Acting Executive Director#

Kendall Minor

Tyler Marr currently serves as the Deputy City Manager and Acting Utilities Executive Director in the City of Fort Collins, Colorado. He has held several positions with the City over the past seven years including Assistant City Manager, the Interim Director of Information and Employee Services, Deputy Director of Information and Employee Services, Senior Policy and Project Manager in the Office of the City Manager, and as a Graduate Management Assistant in the Office of the City Manager. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Colorado State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas.

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Gretchen Stanford, Deputy Director of Customer Connections#

Gretchen Stanford

Gretchen has been with Utilities since 2018, with more than 17 years of experience in the industry. “I am passionate about ensuring customers have a voice and upholding the values of a municipal utility. I am very proud of our team and the dedication and passion of each employee. I'm awed by their resilience and creativity. We want two-way communication between our community and our staff, who work to engage and educate customers on the programs we provide. We are here to serve the Fort Collins community."

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Jason Graham, Director of Water Utilities#

Jason Graham

Jason began his 20+-year career with the City as a lab assistant in the Pollution Control Lab. He later served as director of plant operations for our water reclamation facilities for 10 years before assuming his current position. “I love that I can do meaningful work for our community and work on organizational enhancement, which includes applying science and developing policies to create a lasting, positive impact in the area. The utility industry is always changing, providing us opportunities to learn and innovate. As a team, we are committed and passionate about delivering reliable and excellent water services to Fort Collins.”

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Robin Pierce, Administration Supervisor#

Robin Pierce

Robin has worked for Utilities for more than 15 years. She provides executive-level business support to the Executive Director and oversight of the Utilities Records Management Program. She also enjoys helping community members when they have trouble finding the answer or the right person at Utilities. Prior to joining the City of Fort Collins in 2008, Robin was in the healthcare sector. “As Utilities endeavors to continually innovate and lead in this region, it is meaningful to me to be part of discussions that must balance forward progress with impact to our customers. I like to say that I listen to these discussions first as a customer and second as a City employee.”

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Our Teams#

Group photo of the water team

Water Utility Team

Group photo of the light and power team

Light and Power Team

Water Reclamation Team

Water Reclamation Team

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