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Mike Bechstead, CFO, for the city of Fort Collins

Mike Beckstead has been with the City of Fort Collins for 7 years serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mike spent the better part of 25 years working for Fortune 100 companies including Ford, Navistar, Honeywell and Exelon prior to working for the City.

With a background in finance, business development and GM roles, Mike has led the development and implementation of several new processes within the City including the first ever City Wide Strategic Plan, a Monthly Operating Report, a Monthly City Wide Financial Report and the implementation of metric reporting and tracking including a Community Dashboard and BFO Scorecard. These and other initiatives and processes were instrumental in the City achieving the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2017.

Mike believes strongly in improving the fiscal literacy and business acumen of the City’s operating leaders and the establishment of systems and processes that promote accountability, transparency and fiscal accuracy and integrity.

As CFO for the City of Fort Collins, Mike has responsibility for accounting, treasury, financial planning & analysis, budgeting, purchasing, safety and risk management.  

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Earlier Event: January 10
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