Darrin K. Tangeman
Darrin Tangeman joined the City of Woodland Park as the new City Manager on September 17, 2018.
Tangeman has served his country and community in public administration for more than 26 years, including 3 years as Chief Administrative Officer for the community of Pueblo West, Colorado. He has received Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM) designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and currently serves on the Colorado Municipal League (CML) Executive Board. He was recognized by the Colorado City and County Management Association (CCCMA) with the 2016 Trailblazer Award for his work raising awareness and recognizing that women and veterans play a valuable role in local government.
Prior to serving in city management, Darrin retired from the United States Army Special Forces (Green Beret) after completing a 22 year military career, where he served in counterterrorism, diplomatic, and security assistance operations in Europe, Africa, Afghanistan, and Iraq working with national and local government officials, civil society, and other civilian partners in the international community.
Tangeman’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas, Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from the University of Colorado at Denver, Master of Science (M.S.) in Public/Security Policy Analysis (Defense Analysis) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from the University of Kansas.
Tangeman is also a graduate of the American Public Works Association’s Public Works Leadership Institute, U.S. Fire Administration’s New Fire Chief Course, holds a General Management Certificate from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He and his wife, Alicia have been married for 16 years, and have been blessed with two children; Kristen (14) and Kiera (11).
The City Manager is the administrative head of the municipal governmental functions. He is responsible to the City Council for the proper administration and execution of affairs of the City on a day-to-day basis in order to preserve and protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Woodland Park.
The City Manager’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Development and enforcement of all laws and ordinances of the City;
- Recruitment, hiring, and removal of City employees;
- Preparation and administration of the City budget;
- Advising Council of the City’s financial condition and all operational needs;
- Serve as Council’s chief advisor;
- Perform all other such duties as may be prescribed by the City Charter, by ordinance, by other applicable law, or by the City Council as necessary in the overall management of City business.