The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery has a new executive director, Laura Valdez.

After a national search, Valdez was picked to co-lead with current executive director, Cheryl Donaldson.

Laura Valdez, courtesy of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery


"Valdez has more than a decade of combined leadership experience in the nonprofit, education, and public sectors, supported by a masters of public administration degree focused on local government and nonprofit management", according to The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

“The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery staff are excited to welcome Laura into our organization. Laura’s dedication and commitment to community impact and strong organizational management will complement and support the work of the team.”

Cheryl Donaldson in a press release

Valdez worked at the city of Elgin, Illinois for 8 years, most recently as the assistant city manager.

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