Matt has 20 years of experience with local government in a variety of roles. He started his career in Arizona where he worked in various management capacities for two municipalities. In 2012, Matt accepted a position with Greenwood Village and moved to the Denver metro area. In this role, he worked with many partner organizations at the regional and state level, which included special districts. Most recently, Matt served as Town Administrator in Elizabeth, CO, where he was also involved in the authorization of and coordinating with special districts. Through his experience, Matt has developed a very broad background and shown leadership in a variety of areas, including work with elected councils and boards, various citizen commissions, communications and outreach, economic development, finance and budgeting, capital planning and construction, contract administration, strategic planning, performance measurement, and project management.
Matt has a Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University (ASU) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, also from ASU. Additionally, he has continued his professional development throughout his career, such as completing the Leadership ICMA program through the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), a two-year curriculum which included a week at the Senior Executives Institute (SEI) at the University of Virginia.
Matt is married to Crystal Cohrs and has two teenage children from a previous marriage. Besides his family, he also enjoys travel, hiking in the mountains, running marathons, craft beer and just living in Colorado.