The City Manager is the chief executive officer of the City. This responsibility includes implementation of Council goals, policies and directives. The Manager is also responsible for the overall planning, coordination, and support for City operations. The Manager has oversite responsibilities for the six major departments, including Administration, Community Development, Public Safety, Public Works, Human Resources, Engineering, and Recreation. You may contact the City Manager at 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, CO 81521; (970) 858-3663 or by our contact form

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City Manager Mike Bennett
Michael Bennett began work as the Fruita City Manager on October 27, 2014. Mike received his Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, emphasis in Public Relations and Marketing, from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. As the son of a military officer, Mike grew up in Georgia, Texas, Kansas, Alaska and Wyoming. Mike comes to Fruita from North Carolina, where he worked for the city of Hickory for over eight years. While in Hickory, Mike held various positions overseeing multiple departments, projects and regional efforts.

Mike is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and recently graduated from Leadership ICMA in 2014. He also is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute (SEI) at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.

Mike and his wife Tara have three young children and love community events, hiking, biking, fly-fishing, camping, skiing, spending time with family and friends and eating great food. So, Fruita is the perfect place for the Bennett’s, who could not be more thrilled and grateful to make Fruita their home.