City Manager, Whitewater, WI (pop. 14,889). Whitewater is located in the lake-dotted, easy-rolling hills of southeastern Wisconsin. The city is one hour southwest of Milwaukee and 45 minutes southeast of Madison. Whitewater is a talent generator that serves as a regional center for learning and lifelong growth, with a lively year-round cultural and outdoor recreation scene set in a welcoming small-town setting that is easy and accessible. 
The community seeks an experienced executive to serve as its next City Manager.  Whitewater is a full-service municipality including police, fire, rescue and EMS, public works and engineering, utilities (including water, wastewater, storm water, and forestry), library, parks and recreation, neighborhood services, and administrative services. The City has approximately 101 full-time employees, and a $24 million combined budget. The City holds an A bond rating (S&P), has five TIDs and maintains a fund balance of more than 24%. 
A historic community with a traditional downtown, Whitewater is home to the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, a multi-disciplinary university founded in 1868. The school, with a student population of more than 11,000, is an important feature of the Whitewater community and identity. 
The City is seeking a collaborative professional with strong communication skills. 
The successful candidate will:
  • Possess an open, transparent, and communicative management style; 
  • Have proven financial/analytical skills, experience in economic development and redevelopment,  knowledge of TIF is a plus; 
  • Have the proven ability to foster a strong team working environment;
  • Have a passion for public service, and an enthusiasm for helping build a diverse community; and 
  • Have a record of accountability, accessibility and transparency.   
Candidates should also have: 
  • A bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience that brings the knowledge, abilities, skills and leadership to the management of a complex organization; 
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or other advanced executive level training such as ICMA credentialing;   
  • At least eight years of increasingly responsible municipal administrative experience; and 
  • Proven managerial and interpersonal skills to lead a dynamic organization in an active, engaged, and highly-educated community.
The City Manager is appointed by a seven-member Common Council. Residency is encouraged. Starting salary range: $110,000 – $130,000 DOQ, plus exceptional benefits. 
Candidates should apply online by September 23, 2022 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references at to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-380-3240. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: September 23, 2022

Posted: 2022-08-31

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