City Manager's Blog

  • Greeley Gets New Police Chief: Captain Jones Promoted

    Jun 01, 2018
    Of the three external and two outstanding internal applicants for the position of police chief, I have selected Captain Mark Jones, who is a veteran of more than 30 years of experience with the Greeley police force. 
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  • Preparing for Growth with Resident Input

    May 24, 2018
    We are fortunate to have a great city staff who are providing excellent municipal services while keeping our finances strong. One aspect of that is planning for the future.
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  • City Finances Have Strong Showing

    Apr 27, 2018
    Greeley city government’s 2017 year-end financial report was published a few weeks ago.Preparing the report is an annual exercise that can bring joy or tears to a Colorado City Manager depending on the local economy, oil and gas activity, consumer confidence, and other factors.
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  • Police Polar Plunge Exemplifies City Values

    Mar 16, 2018
    Two of our core values, namely Stewardship and Integrity, came to mind in February when the City Council recognized our police personnel for their outstanding fundraising efforts.    
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  • Volunteers Love Their City

    Feb 01, 2018
    There are only a very few aspects of a community that mean as much to me as a city’s volunteer spirit. Why?  Because it takes a special person and a special way of looking at ones’ role in the community to contribute time, energy and ideas to the place they love.
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  • We Resolve – To Add Value to Our Lives

    Jan 01, 2018
    When I speak at our City of Greeley new employee orientation session every few weeks, I make it a point to tell them, “You have a life.”  Not a work life and a home life, but one life with many facets. 
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  • Employees Score Big in the “Dream Box”

    Dec 01, 2017
    Each year City of Greeley employees are encouraged to participate in an internal survey to take a pulse on our organization’s cultural wellness. The majority of employees, in fact 63 percent, placed themselves in the “dream box” indicating they feel fully engaged and fully satisfied with their job.  
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  • New Budgeting Tool for Greeley Government

    Nov 02, 2017
    Priority Based Budgeting may be new to the City of Greeley, but it has been around for quite some time and is gaining popularity among cities of all sizes.  In fact, it has already been implemented in more than 150 communities in the U.S. and Canada.
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  • Something Remarkable in Greeley

    Mar 16, 2018
    This message has the headline, “Something Remarkable in Greeley.”  That may be a bit misleading given the many great things happening in our city.  However, the idea of Greeley Remarkable and an event by that name held on September 27 ties directly to our 2017 Achieving Community Excellence (ACE) priorities:  Workforce Development and Community Leadership.  
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  • When you’re looking for something to do -- Think Greeley!

    Nov 08, 2017
    There was a time when Greeley residents had to leave the city to find something fun to do.  Thankfully, those times are long gone.  Now all you have to do is check the local paper or go to the many event listings online.
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  • Greeley Wins National Water Taste Test

    Sep 14, 2017
    Greeley is fortunate that our water comes from Rocky Mountain snowmelt collected close to the source and then transported and treated by City of Greeley employees.  All of that undoubtedly contributes to the most recent award for our Water and Sewer Department. 
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  • Summertime in Greeley – The Best Events in NoCo

    Sep 14, 2017
    No doubt you’ve heard of the Greeley Stampede, Friday Fest concerts, Arts Picnic in Lincoln Park, the annual Blues Jam, and the annual Chautauqua series.  
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  • Greeley Unexpected Launches Year 5

    Sep 14, 2017
    What do model trains, art, live music, beer, rivers, trails, and successful students all have in common?  Well, besides being things that Greeley can brag about, they are also the stories we’ll be telling during the 2017 Greeley Unexpected campaign.
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  • Keep Greeley Moving: Maintaining the Momentum

    Sep 14, 2017
    When voters approved the Keep Greeley Moving sales tax for street improvements, road capacity projects and concrete repair it truly was a turning point for the city’s infrastructure. The measure passed with a 57-43 percentage margin, demonstrating voters’ confidence that City government would follow through on the commitment we made to improve Greeley’s streets. 
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  • City Center Construction Starts

    Sep 14, 2017
    City Center construction is ready to roll!  On March 31 the City of Greeley partnered with Greeley’s Hensel Phelps Constructors to celebrate the construction launch for the first phase of City Center, Greeley’s new City Hall. 
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  • Board & Commission Members Deserve Our Thanks

    Sep 14, 2017
    In February, City staff hosted a reception for veteran and new members of our city’s boards and commissions.  This was an opportunity to say “thank you” for their volunteer time, energy, expertise and input which assists City staff and the City Council on a number of levels. 
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  • Coffee with a Cop—A GPD Success Story

    Sep 14, 2017
    Last November, Chief Garner and his staff organized the first Coffee with a Cop event in Greeley. That led a new resident to support and help organize a second one in January of this year. 
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  • 2017 Economic Outlook Improves

    Sep 14, 2017
    With all the recent positive economic news for our region, we are cautiously optimistic about our 2017 City government budget. The growth occurring in Greeley is evident each and every day.  These changes bring challenges, including the need to provide additional services.  In the end, we work the hardest to ensure we’re meeting residents’ quality of life needs and that Greeley is a great City in which to live, learn, work and play.
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  • The City of Greeley: A Great Place to Work

    Sep 14, 2017
    Greeley City government and the Greeley City Council recognize that employees are the greatest asset to making Greeley “A City Achieving Community Excellence.”  An impressive 66% of City Employees are highly satisfied and engaged in the work they do for Greeley and its residents. 
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  • Living Up to Our Core Values

    Sep 14, 2017
    It has been almost three years since City of Greeley staff adopted a list of core values to help guide service provision to our residents and others. We are working as a team to deliberately bring out the best in our organizational culture every day of the week and will continue this effort well into the future. 
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