New City of Bozeman City Manager takes the helm


For immediate release: May 27, 2020 

City of Bozeman
Melody Mileur, Communications Coordinator
406-579-9237 (cell)

Bozeman, MT— Starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 the City of Bozeman’s new city manager Jeff Mihelich will begin in his new role. The Bozeman City Commission selected Jeff Mihelich to be the city’s top employee at the April 20, 2020 City Commission meeting. The selection follows a rigorous nationwide search for candidates followed by interviews of the finalist conducted by city staff and community members.

Jeff 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.

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

Jeff’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.

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

City Manager Mihelich will be available to the media for electronic only interviews. Media interested in an interview should reach out to Melody Mileur, Communications Coordinator, at 406-579-9237 to schedule.

City Manager Jeff Mihelich
Image: Jeff Mihelich







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