The Colorado City and County Management Association has partnered with SPA to offer a fellowship program that promotes a pathway for leadership careers in local government and field-based learning for graduate students studying public administration and policy.
MPA student Michaela Weber spent the past year as a fellow with the town of Columbine Valley. Here’s what they had to say about Michaela’s efforts as a fellow:
The town of Columbine Valley benefited immensely from Michaela’s time with us this past year. As a small organization, it is often difficult to spend time thinking outside of the box among the ins and outs of everyday operations. Michaela was able to bring a fresh perspective to our approach to communication and citizen engagement.
Through her efforts, Columbine Valley has been able to implement several sustainable programs to these important components of outreach. Most notably, Michaela conceived and delivered on a “Mayor for the Day” youth program, which was a major success on all fronts. As a town, we are better for the time Michaela was able to contribute and the work she did for the citizens of Columbine Valley!
The CCCMA Fellows Program offers tuition credit, a stipend, and CCCMA conference registration. Fellows work up to 20 hours per week at a minimum salary of $12/hour.
For the 2017-18 academic year, the towns listed below have agreed to host a fellow. Interested students should email Brendan Hardy or call 303.315.2228 for more information. Don’t delay: towns will start reviewing resumes on May 30.
- Town of Columbine Valley
- City of Longmont
- City of Fort Morgan