• Dacono, CO
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The City Dacono, CO (pop. 6,494) seeks an energetic, thoughtful, and honest local government leader to serve as its next City Manager. The seven-member City Council is aligned in seeking an experienced professional who will be able to cultivate and manage relationships with elected officials, staff, and the community. The next City Manager should have demonstrated experience in financial management, growth and development, an understanding of a water utility and how water rights can be distributed, as well as building economic development partnerships. 

As the leader of this thriving city, the City Manager will play a pivotal role in shaping Dacono's future. Dacono offers a unique blend of a small-town with urban conveniences, creating an environment that fosters both professional success and a high quality of life. While the City is ready to transform and embrace growth, it intends to maintain its core values. It is a place where neighbors are friends, and friends are family. It is a close-knit, growing and vibrant community.

Centrally located and adjacent to I-25, Dacono is 10 miles north of the Denver metro area, 44 miles south of Fort Collins, 28 miles northwest of Denver International Airport (DIA) and 21 miles northeast of Boulder. 

The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the will of the City Council and management of all Department Directors. Currently there are five Department Directors: the Community Development Director, City Clerk, Director of Finance, Police Chief, and Public Works Director.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader, capable of navigating the complexities of municipal management with finesse. From strategic planning to community engagement, the City Manager will be instrumental in driving initiatives that enhance Dacono's economic prosperity, promote sustainable development, and ensure the well-being of the diverse and growing population. In selecting the next City Manager, the City of Dacono has identified the following characteristics, skills and traits that are important to the Council, City employees, residents, and community stakeholders.

  • An available, responsive, and communicative leader committed to the betterment of the City with a management style that emphasizes honesty, high ethical standards, and excellent communication skills.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience as a municipal administrator/manager, a deputy/assistant manager is a similar sized or larger community.  A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business management or a closely related field. A graduate degree in public administration or a closely related field from an accredited university is highly valued. Residency is not required. 
The City anticipates a hiring range between $190,000 – $213,000 +/- DOQ with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan, and more.  Interested candidates should apply online with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least five professional references by February 2, 2024. For further information, contact Senior Vice Presidents Sarah McKee at 847-380-3240 ext. 120 or John Prejzner at 224-326-1360. 

The City of Dacono is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are critical to their success. They seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.  

Application Deadline: February 2, 2024

Posted: 2024-01-03

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