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Bozeman’s new city manager steps into role

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Posted at 10:32 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 12:32:24-04

BOZEMAN — The City of Bozeman’s new city manager Jeff Mihelich kicked off his new role on Tuesday, May 26.

The Bozeman City Commission selected Mihelich to be the city’s top employee at the April 20, 2020 City Commission meeting. The selection was the result of a nationwide search for candidates followed by interviews of the finalist conducted by city staff and community members.

Mihelich comes to the City of Bozeman with 28 years of experience in large cities, small towns, and counties. Prior to employment with the City of Bozeman he served as the Deputy City Manager and Chief Operating Officer in Fort Collins, Colorado.

“I’m excited to continue my work in public service here in Bozeman,” said Mihelich. “This community has many opportunities and challenges ahead and I’m looking forward to using my experience to help shape positive and sustainable growth.”

According to a press release, Mihelich's career focus areas include Affordable Housing, Climate Action Planning, Growth Management, Economic Development, Downtown Revitalization, Capital Project Management, Parks and Natural Areas, Solid Waste and Recycling, Transportation, Mobility, Transit, Arts and Culture, Private-Public-Partnerships, Strategic Planning, Budget Development, Finance, Neighborhood Revitalization, Recreation Services, Sports Events and Tourism.

“Having a highly qualified City Manager with as many years of experience as Jeff is an exceptional move for Bozeman," said Bozeman Mayor Chris Mehl. "His recent work in a similar mountain town as well as his areas of expertise align him well for our future needs.”