City Manager Recruitment

Recruitment Update

Due to COVID-19 related concerns and other considerations, the Governing Body (Mayor and City Council) will begin accepting and reviewing applications again for the City Manager position in early 2021.  More information, including online application submittal instructions, will be posted to this page in early 2021.

The City Manager Position  

The City has a Council – Manager form of government. The Governing Body consists of a Mayor (full-time position) and six Council members, elected for staggered four-year terms. The City Manager is responsible for administering the day‐to‐day functions of the City with a staff of over 750 full‐time, part‐time, and seasonal employees. Responsibilities include oversight of all municipal services including; fire and rescue; police; public works; water and wastewater; parks and recreation; development services; libraries; economic development; and internal services. The City has a General Fund budget of $63 million with revenue primarily from gross receipts taxes (sales tax).


A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, or a related field is required, and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience as a professional city manager, assistant city manager, or executive equivalent. The ideal candidate must have strong analytical skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, strong leadership and consensus building skills, effectiveness in working with management staff and elected officials with diverse backgrounds, and the ability to make difficult decisions. The successful candidate will also have specific experience in economic development, environmental needs, facilitation of sensitive personnel issues, and fiscal /budget management.