The City of Homer, Alaska

GovHR USA / MGT is pleased to announce our partnership with the City of Homer, AK in their search for a new City Manager. This dynamic leader will collaborate closely with the city council and work alongside a skilled leadership team to shape the future of this growing city.

Situated on the picturesque Kachemak Bay in south-central Alaska, Homer boasts a vibrant community and diverse economy driven by industries such as commercial fishing, tourism, and government. Accessible by land, sea, or air, Homer enjoys a moderate climate influenced by the nearby Pacific Ocean, offering milder winters and cooler summers compared to inland areas.

Incorporated on March 31, 1964, the City of Homer operates under a Council-Manager form of government. With a population of approximately 6,000, Homer is a first-class general law municipality governed by a mayor and six Council members. The Council plays a crucial role in setting policies, adopting ordinances, and allocating funding through the annual Municipal budget.

With a budget of $26.8 million, the City of Homer provides essential services including police, fire and EMS, public works, port and harbor management, library services, and administration. The City Manager serves as the chief administrative officer, overseeing all city operations and leading department directors and administrative staff. Please review the City of Homer City Manager job description.

The City offers outstanding benefits including Health, Dental and Vision and Life Insurance, Retirement (Public Employees’ Retirement System-PERS), Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, and Holiday Pay.

As a contract position, the City Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Council. Salary and benefits will be determined based on qualifications and negotiated after an offer of employment has been made.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Candidate review will be conducted in June. Finalist candidates will receive budget and capital improvement information.

If you have any questions regarding the benefits or application process please contact Andrea Browning, Human Resources Director at  or Joan Walko, GovHR Senior Vice President at (410) 499-9586.

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Applications and resumes are subject to review by the public and press.


The City of Homer is an EEO/AAE

For more information, contact:

Andrea Browning

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