What Others Are Saying About Melanie

HD53 state representative Jeni arndt

I endorse Melanie Potyondy for City Council. I am thrilled she is willing to take her experience, commitment, and compassion to represent the residents of District 4 on City Council.  She is an outstanding person and will serve our city well.

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hd 52 state representative cathy kipp

As Fort Collins works to help our residents make it through this pandemic and then to recover, I believe Melanie Potyondy’s professional background, compassion, and ability to work with others will be an invaluable addition to our City Council and will benefit all of Fort Collins.

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hd 50 State Representative Mary Young

I endorse Melanie Potyondy for District 4 Fort Collins Councilperson.  As a school psychologist, Melanie will bring her extensive skills and experience to this position.  During this time of community stressors as a result of the pandemic, Melanie possesses the problem solving skills necessary to be an effective City Council team member.  With Melanie's unique rich experience with high school students and their families Melanie can provide important insights into the youth of the community.



hd53 state representative randy fischer

Melanie is invested in addressing current concerns that are impacting District 4 neighborhoods and also in working toward positive long-term outcomes for our community. She is a fine representative for our City and I am happy to endorse her.

County Commissioner 

kristin stephens

Melanie's experience and values make her a natural fit to represent District 4. She cares about this community and will put in the work to help it thrive. I enthusiastically endorse her.

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County Commissioner 

Jody Shadduck- Mcnally

Melanie Potyondy is a compassionate, driven, trustworthy, genuine person with true leadership skills. She will put all of her heart into helping Fort Collins continue to be a wonderful place to work, live, and play. I endorse her heartily.

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Larimer County Assessor

Bob overbeck

I endorse Councilmember Potyondy because she is collaborative and forward thinking. She will build the relationships needed to effect positive change for our community on Council. 


Mayor pro tem Ross cunniff

 I am glad to endorse Melanie - her leadership will be critical for protecting our natural spaces and environment.

City Councilmember emily gorgol

Melanie's roots in the public schools and as a psychologist give her insight into our community's needs and values. She wants the best for the people of Fort Collins, regardless of background, and is willing to stand up for what she knows is right. I endorse her because I know she will bring the skills and heart to the job needed to make lasting change. 

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Former city councilmember lisa poppaw ehlers

Fort Collins is fortunate to have Councilwoman Potyondy's experienced, compassionate leadership. Her commitment to our community and the citizens she represents makes her the best choice to continue to represent District 4.

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CU Regent Callie rennison

Melanie is a compassionate, committed community member who will bring a fresh and informed perspective to City Council. I endorse her and know she will be an excellent representative for those in her district.


PSD BOARD of education president

Christophe febvre

I am pleased to endorse Melanie Potyondy for Fort Collins City Council.  In my engagements and conversations with Melanie during my time on the PSD school board, I have found her to be knowledgeable, caring, and deeply thoughtful – traits that I consider to be vital to successfully serving the community.  I am confident that she will use her energies towards collaborative engagement and excellent outcomes.

PSD board of education director

Dj anderson

I have seen, firsthand, Melanie's leadership skills and dedication to making her community a better place. She shows the insight and ability to understand Fort Collins' needs. I believe Melanie will be an outstanding Council member.

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PSD board of education director

Nate donovan

With her listening skills, knowledge of city issues, and solid decision-making, Melanie will make a fine City Council member.

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PSD board of education director
kristen draper

Melanie will work tirelessly for community livability in Fort Collins, from affordability of working and living, to climate, to social and inclusive sustainability in and around Fort Collins. It is my pleasure to endorse Melanie Potyondy for City Council.

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PSD Board of education director

Naomi johnson

Being able to consider various perspectives, align decision making with appropriate research, and a clear, forward thinking mindset are just some of the attributes that make me excited to unequivocally recommend Dr. Potyondy.

POudre education association


john robinson

I am honored to endorse Melanie Potyondy’s run for City Council. In PSD, she has been an integral part of our education program, a tireless advocate for students with disabilities, a trusted support for young people and colleagues, and a natural leader. 


Former Poudre Education Association President

Tom List

Melanie not only understands people, but she has a firm grasp on any public policy issue before her. She understands the delicate tightrope walk needed to come to sound decisions on critical issues. The youthful energy she brings, along with her progressive values, will make her a valued addition to the City Council.

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windsor town board member barry wilson

 Our communities are intertwined. For Fort Collins, Windsor, and neighboring communities to be successful, we must work together regarding water, transportation, the Poudre River, and a long list of issues. A rising tide in Northern Colorado raises all ships. I endorse Melanie because she is focused on Fort Collins, but she thinks and works regionally to get the best possible results. I encourage you to vote for Melanie Potyondy on April 6th. 

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 Colorado HD53 Candidate Andrew


Melanie Potyondy’s experiences as a public educator and mental health professional will be invaluable to City Council. She has the interpersonal skills and sound judgement needed to make positive changes for Fort Collins around equitable housing, employment, and transportation access, as well as environmental sustainability. Please join me in supporting Melanie Potyondy for Fort Collins City Council, District 4. 

Association & organization endorsers


BlueFlower Fund

Colorado Education Association

DSA Fort Collins

Fort Collins Board of Realtors

Larimer Alliance

Northern Colorado Labor Council

Poudre Education Association

Sierra Club

3 Hopeful Hearts

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Local Business supporters

Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys​

CopperMuse Distillery

Joseph's Hardware & Home Center

Intersect Brewing

Pulcinella Pizzeria

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citizen supporters

& volunteers

Shelby & Abby Alm ∙ Nicole Alvarado ∙ Karen Artell ∙ 

Jill & Maxwell Ayars ∙ Jennifer & John Berg ∙

Wendy & Connor Bergman ∙ Bryan Blakely ∙ Stacey Boesenecker ∙ Rick Bohn ∙ Dr. Donna Boudreau ∙ Alan Braslau ∙ Sarah Bucko ∙

Dr. Jillian Busch & Dr. Mark Smith ∙ Cindy & Curtis Camus ∙

Tricia Canonico ∙ Jill Connell ∙ Ali & Josh Cornish ∙ 

Anya Dowey-Blank & Alex Blank ∙ Laura Druse ∙

Danielle Duncan ∙ Randy Fischer ∙ Renee & Ken Forsythe ∙ 

Robin & Mike Gard ∙ Sarah Gemlo ∙ Carolyn Gillis ∙ Leah Goodrich ∙ Tara Gross ∙ Don & Patty Heyse ∙ Liz Hicks ∙ Doreen Horan ∙ 

Dr. Medora Huseby & Dr. Mark Stenglein ∙ Ben Johnson ∙

Pam Kilness   Barb & Kurt Knierim ∙  Dylan Lindsay ∙ Sarah Lupis ∙ Charlie McNamee ∙ Patty Mogorit ∙ Dr. Amy Molina 

Scott & Jennifer Moreland ∙ Scott Putty ∙ Brad Reimers ∙

Reina Robles ∙ Charlie Ross ∙ Jean Sanfacon ∙ 

Rachel & Aaron Schuler ∙ Lynette Seelmeyer ∙ 

Heather & Eric Siegel Mary Stalnaker ∙ Gregg Thomas ∙ 

Lindsay Ubaldini ∙ Julie Wallin & Dr. Dana Winkelman ∙ Chris Walz ∙ 

Julie Woolner ∙ Michelle Wright ∙  Valerie Zell