Citizen at Large, City of Fort Collins
Diane Jones recently retired from her 24-year position of Deputy City Manager for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, where her responsibilities included managing day to day operations, strategic planning, performance excellence (Malcolm Balridge) and working with staff, city council, and various citizen committees on a wide range of policy issues.
Diane continues to be involved in a wide variety of community initiatives. She serves on the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Steering Committee (program for emerging community leaders), the Homeward 2020 Board (to make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring), the Urban Laboratory Board (dedicated to cultivating innovative change in our urban environment), and the Larimer County Crimestoppers Board.
Currently, she is working with both private sector and public sector representatives on creating an innovation center for aeronautics and related businesses at a regional airport.
Prior to moving to Colorado, Diane held the following positions: assistant city manager in Gresham, Oregon and trainer and developer at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory in Portland, Oregon.
Diane is an avid international traveler and has visited numerous countries in Southeast Asia, Europe and North Africa.