Carolyn G. Lorentz

Carly Lorentz is currently serving as the Interim City Manager for Golden and has served the community as the Deputy City Manager for the past four years. Prior experience was at the neighboring community of Wheat Ridge for nearly a decade where Ms. Lorentz was instrumental in leading the budget process, community engagement on 38th Ave Project, leading the sustainability board, and initiating a non-profit funding board.

Carly holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in English writing from University of Colorado at Denver. Ms. Lorentz has lead affordable housing, homelessness, strategic planning, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for the city. She has experience in strategic planning, project management, budgeting, community engagement, organizational change, customer service, and equity and inclusion work. Carly is an active member of International City Manager Association (ICMA), Colorado City/County Manager’s Association, and Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL). Ms. Lorentz has served on the Foothills Animal Shelter Board for over 6 years, and has been a speaker at several local and national conferences.


University of Colorado at Denver
Bachelors in English Writing

University of Colorado at Denver
Masters of Public Administration

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