Arvada Introduces New Deputy City Manager

Arvada, CO – The City of Arvada announced the promotion of Michele Hovet as its Deputy City Manager. Ms. Hovet will begin her new role for the City on June 18, 2012.

"In her current role as Chief Information Officer for the City, Ms. Hovet has consistently
demonstrated her abilities in strategic planning, performance management and local/regional trend
identification that were required for this newly developed position," stated Arvada City Manager
Mark Deven. "Her role as a second Deputy City Manager for Arvada allows our responsiveness to
citizen, economic, and organizational needs to expand even further."
Michele has worked at the City twice in her career for a combined 17 years of service. Most recently
she has been the Chief Information Officer (CIO) managing technology and communications. During
this her time as CIO, Arvada was ranked as a "National Top 10 Digital City" eight times by the Center
for Digital Government. In addition, Michele was personally named a "2010 Top 25 Doer, Dreamer
and Driver" by Government Technology Magazine.
She has been an active member of the City's Executive Management Team and has contributed
towards organizational initiatives such as partnering on annual budget processes, organizational
training and assisted in creating strategic direction.
Michele's educational background includes a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Fort Lewis College in
Business Administration.
As a mother of two children in college, Michele enjoys her time with family as much as she can. In
addition, she also loves boating and can be found riding her horse most weekends on one of Arvada's
great trails. Michele and her family reside in Wheat Ridge.

As Arvada's Deputy City Manager, Michele will oversee multiple City Departments and services while
administering the City's vision of "Continuing to Build a Great Community."
About Arvada
Founded in 1870, the City of Arvada is a beautiful western suburb of Denver, Colorado. Even
with an estimated population of 107,700, Arvada retains a small‐town feel while featuring a
diverse economic base, highly educated workforce, and low crime rate. The City most recently
was named one of the "2012 Top Workplaces" by the Denver Post. Visit: or
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