Todd assumed the duties as Mayor of Colfax in January 2012 with over 20 years of leadership experience. His leadership experience began in the United States Navy where he led safety, security, training, and quality programs at three different commands. He also led a division of men in day-to-day operations aboard the USS Ticonderoga (CG-47). While in the Navy, Todd earned numerous individual, command, and campaign medals.
Todd earned a BA in Psychology at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA while stationed there in the Navy. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Washington State University where he studied assessment and program evaluation. The systematic approach to collecting, analyzing, and using information for decision making can be beneficial to city personnel when trying to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of city operations.
“I have three objectives intertwined into one goal: Maintain a small town quality of life while controlling operational costs and increasing external revenue. Strong relationships between the city, organizations, businesses, and individual citizens will be important in maintaining the small town feel we love. It will also be important to control spending to lessen the burden on the taxpaying citizen. Increasing external revenue can provide an additional resource from which the city can manage growth and allow more flexibility to live the small town life. Please contact me with ideas on how we can make Colfax the best small town in the Pacific Northwest.” -Todd