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City Manager's Office

City Manager's Office


The mission of the City Manager's Office is to: 
  • Champion an engaged, collaborative, and innovative organizational culture;
  • Provide professional leadership in the administration and execution of city policy as established by council;
  • Establish relationships and partnerships to implement community priorities.


The City Manager’s Office consists of the city manager, two deputy city managers, a policy advisor and support staff. The office ensures the proper management of city operations and public representation and participation.

  • 2019 Budget: $2,619,469
  • 2019 Number of Full-time Equivalent Employees (FTEs): 14.00

City Manager Jane S. Brautigam

Jane S. Brautigam was appointed city manager in October 2008 and is the city's first female manager in its 100-year history.

Before joining the City of Boulder, Brautigam was city manager for Dublin, Ohio from 2002 to 2008. Previously, she worked as the city manager (2000 to 2002) and city attorney (1996 to 2000) for Loveland, CO.; city attorney (1988 to 1995) and assistant city attorney (1985 to 1988) for Greenwood Village, CO.; and as assistant county attorney for Boulder County (1983 to 1985). In 2019, Brautigam is the incoming President of the International City Management Association, an international association of over 11,000 professionals focused on exceptional local government.

Brautigam earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Allegheny College and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

The city manager receives a large volume of email daily, and each one is important to her. Due to the nature of her schedule, however, please keep in mind that you may not receive an immediate response.

Heads Ups

Communications from the City Manager to City Council