City of Shawnee

Meet Colin Duffy, Assistant City Manager

Meet Colin Duffy, Assistant City Manager
Posted on 01/24/2023
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Meet Colin Duffy, our new Assistant City Manager! Colin joined Team Shawnee a little over a month ago and previously worked for Johnson County where he was a Senior Management Analyst. You'll recognize Colin at various City meetings, events, and around Shawnee. Read on for some fast facts about Colin and help us give him a warm welcome to the City!

Q: What is your position and how long have you been with the City?
A: My position is Assistant City Manager and I've just been with the City for a little over one month.

Q: What are some of the main responsibilities of your job?
A: My role provides support to the City Manager with all facets of the City's management. I will help coordinate special projects and programs, represent the City and its interests, work to accomplish the organization's goals, and help make administrative decisions that impact the entire organization. In my mind, though, this position is really about balancing the needs of the employees and organization, with the direction of the Council, within the interest of the public.

Q: If you're not at work, what are you up to?
A: I'm an avid runner. You can catch me out on Clear Creek trail or any other great trails around the area as I'm training for my second marathon. I love to explore new restaurants around KC and try to recreate some of my favorite dishes at home, although they rarely compare. I also like to hang out with my friends and family and play board games, cards, and my trusty Nintendo 64.

Q: What are you most looking forward to in your new position?
A: I'm so excited to work with a truly dedicated team and continue to move Shawnee forward. What sold me on this position was the employees of Shawnee. It's rare to find an organization with great culture and employees that are passionate about their work and each other.

Q: What's something else we don't know about you?
A: I help operate my family's farm and small grass-fed beef company just outside of Chapman, Kansas. I've been fortunate enough to have the experience of working on our farm since I could stand, although I didn't see it that way growing up. Did I mention I'm unbeatable in Mario Kart on N64?