The award-winning City of Westminster, Colorado (116,317) is seeking an accomplished local government leader as its next City Manager. This attractive, full-service community, known for its vision and commitment to planned open space is located just 20 minutes west of Denver and 20 minutes east of Boulder. Westminster’s location and popularity have spurred significant development over the past 40 years, making it currently the ninth largest city in Colorado. Approximately 71,000 of the City’s residents reside within Adams County, while 45,000 are residents of Jefferson County.
Westminster is searching for an individual with a tested, successful management record and a demonstrated commitment to service delivery excellence. The city is well positioned for continued economic growth but forecasts a more moderate pace of development than experienced in recent decades. The Mayor and Council desire a focused, results-driven leader who will methodically and effectively implement strategies and practices consistent with and supportive of the City’s vision, mission, values, and strategic plan and who will establish a clear expectation of excellence, transparency, and accountability for all departments. The next City Manager will be a respected leader who understands the importance of Westminster playing a prominent role in regional affairs. Westminster operates as a Home Rule municipality with a tradition of council-manager government dating back to the adoption of the City’s charter in 1958.
The Ideal Candidate Will…
Be an excellent communicator at both the intra- and interpersonal levels. S/he will be a highly personable individual who is engaging and feels at ease speaking to and interacting with groups of all sizes and backgrounds.
Possess a proven ability to work with and earn the respect and trust of his/her elected leaders, peers, subordinates, and community residents.
Develop a strong appreciation of the history and traditions of the community they serve while embracing a creative and innovative approach for continued improvement.
Be a fiscal conservative and an excellent steward of taxpayer dollars while recognizing and creating opportunities to leverage public and private sector partnerships for the betterment of the overall community.
Have the economic development acumen and skillset to foster well planned, financially viable and beneficial growth initiatives for the city.
Be a recognized and respected leader of the various City departments and personnel and bring a balanced management style of fairness and firmness to his/her new position.
Be strategic in his/her management approach and establish and articulate clear, achievable goals for the internal operations of the City and will consistently and objectively monitor and hold accountable their subordinates for their anticipated levels of achievement.
Be transparent in their dealings with the Council, subordinates, residents, and businesses while always understanding the importance of upholding the City’s reputation for honesty and openness in its governmental actions.
A bachelor’s degree is anticipated for this position and a master’s degree in a field such as public or business administration is preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of eight to ten years of successful local government experience as a City Manager, assistant, or have served as a key department head of a larger local government.
Significant experience in municipal finance/budgeting, economic development, community development, utilities, public works, and safety services is desired. The City of Westminster is truly a full-service community and candidates that bring an array of local government management experiences should be encouraged to apply for this unique career opportunity.
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