The city will offer:
• Salary range = $85,000 to $105,000
• MERS Defined Benefit (2.0 percent multiplier)
with 10-year vesting
• Generous benefit package
Michiganders are rightfully boastful of all its grand peninsulas have to offer, and nowhere do all the state’s attributes merge more acutely than in the City of Ironwood. For the dynamic leader who has dreamed of living and working in an outdoor four season paradise, the perfect opportunity is now available. The city’s slogan “Find Your North” is most appropriate.
Ironwood seeks a new city manager for only the second time in 25 years. An approachable and accessible leader will flourish in this small-town environment that offers significant amenities. The City of Ironwood is a full-service, progressive community located in the beautiful and picturesque west end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The city operates as a council/manager form of government. The city is financially stable with a diversified economic base. The city has an overall budget exceeding $15 million, which includes a general fund exceeding $3.8 million. The city has a taxable value of $99.4 million. The city has a population of 5,045 residents, and the city employs 43 full-time employees and 13 part-time employees delivering quality services.
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.
During the past two decades, the city has successfully implemented a significant revitalization plan, investing more than $50 million in water, sewer and road infrastructure, as well as heavily investing in parks and recreation trail development. Today, thousands of visitors flock year-round to the Ironwood area to access its significant outdoor attributes.
The current city manager retired in June after 17 years of dedicated and professional service to the city. The public safety director has assumed the interim city manager position.
DEADLINE: July 22nd 2022
Please submit resume, cover letter, consent form, and five professional references to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line: Ironwood Search
Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter. This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of Ironwood is seeking a dynamic municipal executive with proven local government leadership skills, small town values, a history of delivering high quality customer service. 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 and continue the city’s impressive growth in year-round world-class recreational opportunities, vibrant downtown and cultural activities, support current businesses and recruit additional business opportunities while maintaining a welcoming, safe and collaborative atmosphere. 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 2 years’ experience as a municipal manager with proven success, or equivalent professional management experience in business or non-profit • Professional engineer a plus • Residency in the City of Ironwood is preferred
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