James Mann
I enjoy the opportunity to work with my municipal and school district clients to achieve their financial goals. Assisting in the solving of problems is very rewarding and a great challenge.

James Mann

Senior Municipal Advisor/Principal
James Mann

Jim has been a Municipal Advisor with Ehlers since 2000, assisting local governments and public agencies design and implement financial solutions that grow healthy and vibrant communities. In 2018, Jim assumed the role of Principal for our Colorado region, bringing his 19+ years’ experience to best serve a relatively new market for us. Prior to joining the firm, he amassed 11 years of local government management experience including seven years as Village Administrator for the Village of Slinger, Wisconsin. Jim benefits our clients with his ability to facilitate board, council and commission discussions to build a consensus that allows projects to move forward.

Jim, his wife Cheryl and two daughters live in Castle Rock.  When he is not working, you can find him enjoying the many outdoor activities resident to Colorado including hiking, fly fishing and skiing.  Jim is an avid hunter of turkey and white-tail deer.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Issuance & Management

  • Alternative Financing Options
  • General Obligation & Revenue Debt
  • CDA / RDA Lease Revenue Bonds
  • Special Assessment Bonds
  • Refundings /Cash Defeasances
  • Representation to Bond Market & Rating Agencies
  • Referendum Services

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment District Creation & Amendment
  • CDA /RDA Creation
  • Developer Recruitment
  • Developer Pro-Forma Analysis
  • Development Agreement Negotiation
  • Developer Performance Evaluation
  • Public Participation Process

Financial Management Planning

  • Capital Improvements Planning
  • Project Feasibility Studies
  • Financial Goals & Objectives Facilitation
  • Project Impact Analysis
  • Financial Management Plans
  • Impact Fee Studies

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor
Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

International City Managers Association
Colorado City/County Management Association
Colorado Government Finance Officers Association
Colorado Association of School Business Officials
Colorado Association of School Boards
Colorado Special District Association


Bachelor of Science – Public Administration/Political Science, University Wisconsin, La Crosse
Master of Public Administration, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Community Involvement

Kids Kicking Cancer – Volunteer