City Manager Recruitment

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The City of Fort Collins is hiring its next City Manager. The City Manager serves as the chief executive of the municipal organization and reports to the elected City Council. They work with Council on community matters and lead the City's executive team to implement the City's strategic plan and manage internal operations.


What is a City Manager?

The City of Fort Collins operates within what is called a council-manager form of government. Voters elect the Mayor and City Councilmembers, who are responsible for policy decisions and for hiring and managing their three direct employees: the City Manager, City Attorney and Chief Judge.

The City Manager functions as the chief executive. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and for providing management and direction to City staff. The council-manager form of government creates an administrative organization that is separate from the political process and makes the City Manager accountable to City Council for operations and performance across the organization.


Selection Process

While the selection of a new City Manager will be done by the full City Council, an Ad Hoc City Manager Selection Process Committee was formed to guide recruitment and selection. The ad hoc committee includes Mayor Jeni Arndt, Councilmember Susan Gutowsky and Councilmember Shirley Peel. View ad hoc committee meeting agendas and minutes.

The position will be posted in late 2021 with finalist interviews and related public feedback opportunities targeted for late Q1/early Q2 2022.

The City has enlisted the support of SGR to lead the search.

The City of Fort Collins is hiring its next City Manager. The City Manager serves as the chief executive of the municipal organization and reports to the elected City Council. They work with Council on community matters and lead the City's executive team to implement the City's strategic plan and manage internal operations.


What is a City Manager?

The City of Fort Collins operates within what is called a council-manager form of government. Voters elect the Mayor and City Councilmembers, who are responsible for policy decisions and for hiring and managing their three direct employees: the City Manager, City Attorney and Chief Judge.

The City Manager functions as the chief executive. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and for providing management and direction to City staff. The council-manager form of government creates an administrative organization that is separate from the political process and makes the City Manager accountable to City Council for operations and performance across the organization.


Selection Process

While the selection of a new City Manager will be done by the full City Council, an Ad Hoc City Manager Selection Process Committee was formed to guide recruitment and selection. The ad hoc committee includes Mayor Jeni Arndt, Councilmember Susan Gutowsky and Councilmember Shirley Peel. View ad hoc committee meeting agendas and minutes.

The position will be posted in late 2021 with finalist interviews and related public feedback opportunities targeted for late Q1/early Q2 2022.

The City has enlisted the support of SGR to lead the search.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    In the recent City Plan adopted in 2019, many across the community co-created the vision for our city:

     

    “We take action to address the needs of all members of our community and strive to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. As a community, we commit to building a healthy, equitable, and sustainable city—for our families, for our neighbors, and for future generations.”

     

    The core values identified to support this vision were livability, community, and sustainability.

     

    Livability: The high quality of life we enjoy requires a city that is safe, with a wide range of housing and transportation options, and a vibrant economy that is accessible to everyone. These basics are supported by exceptional community services, strong educational institutions, and committed business and nonprofit partners.

     

    Community: We benefit from our diversity, social connections, and open communication. We strive to provide equitable access to opportunities, services, and resources and to create an inclusive environment for all members of our community. We take pride in our friendly culture, celebrate our differences, and know that we make better decisions when we encourage open dialogue about tough issues.

     

    Sustainability: Our actions equitably address the triple bottom line of sustainability: our economic, social, and environmental resources. We create opportunities for all to participate in the success of our economy, to act to address the needs of our most vulnerable community members, to prepare for disruptive events, and to mitigate the impacts on our environment.


    Please share your inputs to the questions on this form by Nov. 12 and click submit.

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