Job Details

City Manager
City of Ishpeming, MI
Job Description

Located in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in Marquette County, the City of Ishpeming is seeking a dynamic administrator who will thrive in a small-town environment with year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. The city has an iron ore mining heritage and is in proximity to Lake Superior and Northern Michigan University amenities. A regional airport is close by providing connections to major Midwest hubs including Chicago, Minneapolis, and Detroit.

Small-town charm and natural beauty provide for a friendly city, where residents feel safe and secure. The city has a variety of annual parades, festivals, and events for all ages and interests. The Ishpeming Public School District provides a quality education with all facilities located within the city.

Ishpeming is a full-service, council-manager city with 6,500 residents. The community hosts a large contingent of visitors and has a classic downtown district. Its general fund budget is $3 million with a 23 percent fund balance. When all funds are combined, the 2019 annual budget totals approximately $10 million.

Home to residents with a strong sense of place and community pride, Ishpeming is looking for an approachable and energetic executive to provide leadership in moving the city forward. The city offers a competitive compensation package which will include a starting salary within the range of $75,000 to $85,000, depending on qualifications and experience.


Questions can be directed to MML Executive Recruiter Jerry Richards at or (517) 719-7807.

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.

Job Details
$75,000 - $85,000, DOQ
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
No preference
City of Ishpeming
100 E Division St
Ishpeming, MI 49849-2075
United States
Population: 6,500
Form of Government: Council-Manager