Wade Troxell is the mayor of Fort Collins, Colorado, first elected in April 2015, and associate department head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CSU.
Troxell received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Colorado State University. He was a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CSU since 1985. Troxell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of robotics and intelligent control of distributed systems. His research has focused on autonomous robotic systems and architectures for distributed energy resources.
As a Malcolm Baldrige 2017 recipient, Fort Collins has been recognized for an unceasing drive for radical innovation, thoughtful leadership and administrative improvement. As mayor, Troxell is committed to Fort Collins becoming the most livable city in the world based on sustainable innovations impacting our energy, water, multi-modal transportation and environmental stewardship.
Troxell also serves on the Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors, the Gridwise Alliance Board of Directors and the National League of Cities Transportation & Infrastructure Services Committee. He is the president of the Colorado Municipal League, the Northern Colorado Regional Airport Commission chair and the City of Fort Collins Council Futures Committee chair. Previous to serving as mayor, he was twice elected as a City Council member.