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Guy Patterson, who served as City Administrator during the term of former Mayor Jim LeVecchi,  and chose to leave due to philosophical differences, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Patterson is now one of only 37 active credentialed local government professionals in Colorado.

Around the world, there are 1,450 individuals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program in 27 countries.

Patterson, a native of Fort Collins, CO, has more than 25 years of professional local government, public policy, nonprofit and political experience.  He’s 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 recently served as Town Manager of Hudson, CO and has been the chief administrative officer for the Colorado towns of Red Cliff, Timnath, De Beque and Salida. He also served as director of administration for Lake County, CO.

Along with his service in municipal work, Patterson has also served as a senior aide to Representative Bob Bacon (D-Fort Collins) who was the Assistant Minority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives; research adjunct at the Denver-based non-partisan Bighorn Center for Public Policy, and the executive director of the Minturn Community Fund.  He’s the founder and principal of Timberline Consulting, LLC.

The ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics and by increasing the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators, and other employees who serve 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 credential, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government; have earned 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 sits on the advisory board for So-Core Ltd. This company partners with businesses and governments to address social, economic and environmental needs in an effort to promote and benefit from environmentally sustainable practices. As well, he serves on the Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) Member Advisory Council.

Patterson has served as the Vice Chair of the Avon, CO Planning & Zoning Commission and was a representative on the Eagle County Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors.  He also served as a Deacon at the First United Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, CO.

The ICMA organization’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics.