Wade Troxell is the Mayor of Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins is a 2017 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige Award which recognized Fort Collins for an unceasing drive for radical innovation, thoughtful leadership, and administrative improvement. He was first elected in April 2015 is now serving his second term. He is on the Mechanical Engineering (ME) faculty and the ME Associate Department Head at Colorado State University (CSU).
Mayor Troxell serves on the Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors, the Gridwise Alliance Board of Directors, the National League of Cities (NLC) Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Committee, is the incoming President of 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.
Dr. Troxell received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from CSU. He was a NATO Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He has been on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1985. Dr. Troxell is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is a past ASME Senior Vice President.
Dr. 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.