Veterans Local Government Management Fellow, Kenney Morris, MSG (Ret.) has been hired as Construction Observer for the Hazard Mitigation Resiliency Department with the City of Manitou Springs, Colorado.  

Kenny recently served as a VLGMF Fellow with Manitou Springs, receiving experience in the the Hazard Mitigation Resiliency Department. Executing a seamless transition, Kenny recently completed his Fellowship and is now serving with the City of Manitou Springs starting on October 31st. 

Kenny stated that the VLGMF Program presented him with a number of opportunities to, “…fall back on my education in Environmental Science… I was able to gain practical, hands on experience with environmental protection issues, and become well versed in floodplain management, storm water management, and watershed protection. My duties also included inspecting construction sites for compliance with state and city regulations for storm water discharges.”

Kenny also received training and certification as a Certified Stormwater Inspector (CSI) while serving in his Fellowship with Manitou Springs. This training was invaluable and significantly increased his knowledge in Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency. 

We wish Kenny the best of luck in his second career in Local Government and we know he will serve as an incredible ambassador for the program for many years to come. 

The application deadline for Cohort 18-01 is 15 December.  Those selected for Cohort 18-01 will conduct their fellowships from 8 January to 27 April. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for 18-19 December following the application deadline. Fellowship openings with Jefferson County, City of Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and Aurora, Colorado are still available.  Please apply soon!

Go to to apply. Please send all program inquiries to or call 719-325-6416

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