Ideally situated along the Kansas River, Topeka is home to over 127,000 residents and is part of a metro area that consists of the counties of Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Wabaunsee, and Osage, with a population of over 230,000. Residents of Topeka enjoy a high quality of life, exceptional services and amenities, and ample, affordable housing.
The City is governed by a Mayor and 9 City Council Members. A professional City Manager is hired by the Council to oversee the delivery of a full range of public services provided by roughly 1,200 employees. Topeka’s FY 2017 Adopted Annual Operating Budget is $288.5 million, including a General Fund of $101.4 million.
The City of Topeka seeks an energetic, visionary leader who is willing to take calculated risks and pursue outside-the-box strategies to advance both the organization and community. The selected candidate must hold a master’s degree in public administration or a closely related field and 10 or more years of progressively responsible experience in the management of municipal operations.
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