I was wondering if you could follow up with what the former (Colorado Springs) City Manager Dr. Penelope Culbreth-Graft is doing these days? I was wondering if she still lives and works in town. Also, I seem to remember her saying shortly after her dismissal that she was going to write a book.
— Tom Stevens
ANSWER: She owns a home here and is teaching.
Culbreth-Graft, who has a doctorate in Public Administration from the University of La Verne, is “a scholar in residence at UCCS, a half-time appointment,” said university spokesperson Thomas E. Hutton.
On her LinkedIn site, Culbreth-Graft says she is “an educator in the School of Public Affairs, teaching core and elective courses in the Masters of Public Administration program. Currently designing an emerging government leader program to develop the next generation and creating a local government certification program.”
She is also President/CEO of her own firm, Culbreth Associates.
Culbreth-Graft resigned as city manager in 2010 and said at that time that she planned to start “a public-speaking, consulting and writing business.”
If there’s a book in the offing I hope she’ll let us know.