• Defined contribution up to 15%
• A generous benefit package
Michiganders are rightfully boastful of all the grand peninsulas have to offer, and nowhere do all the state’s attributes merge more acutely than in the City of Petoskey. For the dynamic leader who has dreamed of living and working in an outdoor four-season paradise, the perfect opportunity is now available.
Petoskey seeks a new city manager for only the fourth time in 37 years. An approachable and accessible leader will flourish in this small-town environment that offers significant amenities.
The City of Petoskey is a full service, progressive community located on the beautiful and picturesque Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. The city operates as a council/manager form of government and is financially stable with a diversified economic base. The city has an overall budget exceeding $30 million, which includes a general fund exceeding $8.5 million. The city has a taxable value exceeding $540 million.
The new city manager will develop and maintain relationships with elected officials, department heads, and all levels of city employees, and will respect and value city residents. Proven communication, interpersonal and human relations skills along with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people with varied attitudes and positions are important and desirable qualities.
The city has an engaged citizenry that expects a transparent city government and open communication between the city manager, mayor, council members and citizens. The city council and its citizens expect strong environmental stewardship of its many rich natural resources.
The City of Petoskey is seeking a dynamic municipal executive with proven local government leadership skills, small town values, a history of delivering high-quality customer service, and an innate drive to involve residents, elected officials, city staff, business owners, major employers, and other government officials in fashioning the next steps to maintain our prosperous city. To be considered as a qualified applicant, respondents should have: • A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, finance or other relevant field of study; a MPA or MBA is preferred • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a municipal manager with proven success, or equivalent professional management experience in business or non-profit • Membership or involvement in ICMA or similar professional associations; an ICMA credentialed manager is preferred • Residency in the City of Petoskey is preferred