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Guy Patterson, who served as a city administrator during former Mayor Jim LeVecchi’s tenure and chose to leave due to philosophical differences, recently received the Certified Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Patterson is now one of only 37 active local government accredited professionals in Colorado.
Worldwide, 1,450 people are currently accredited through ICMA’s voluntary accreditation program in 27 countries.
Patterson, a native of Fort Collins, CO, has over 25 years of professional experience in local government, public policy, nonprofit organizations and politics. He is a graduate of Front Range Community College and the University of Northern Colorado and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. He most recently served as city manager of Hudson, CO and served as administrative manager for the Colorado towns of Red Cliff, Timnath, De Beque and Salida. He also served as Chief Administrative Officer for Lake County, CO.
Along with his service in municipal works, Patterson also served as the senior aide to Representative Bob Bacon (D-Fort Collins) who was the Deputy Minority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives; associate fellow at the nonpartisan Denver-based Bighorn Center for Public Policy and executive director of the Minturn Community Fund. He is the founder and director of Timberline Consulting, LLC.
The mission of ICMA is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation and ethics and by increasing the skills of chief executives, deputy trustees and other employees appointed to the serving local governments and regional entities around the world. The organization’s 13,000 members also include educators, students and other local government employees.
To receive the prestigious ICMA designation, a member must have significant experience as a senior executive in local government; have completed a degree, preferably in public administration or a related field; and demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.
Currently, Patterson serves on the advisory board of So-Core Ltd. This company partners with businesses and governments to address social, economic, and environmental needs with the goal of promoting and benefiting from environmentally responsible practices. Additionally, he serves on the Member Advisory Council of the Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA).
Patterson served as Vice Chairman of the Avon, CO. Planning and Zoning Commission and served as a representative on the Eagle County Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors. He also served as a deacon at First United Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, CO.
The mission of the ICMA organization is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation and ethics.