City Administrator

City of Elkhorn, WI

Elkhorn, WI (Population 10,019)

Elkhorn is seeking a dynamic and proven municipal leader who will replace the retiring city administrator. The City is a growing community located in southeastern Wisconsin in close proximity to Milwaukee, Madison and Janesville with downtown Chicago just 85 miles away. Elkhorn is the county seat of Walworth County, has a bustling downtown, business parks and is a regional market center. Elkhorn is a full-service community, including a municipal electric utility, that prides itself on being a great place to live, work, play, learn and visit as well as for providing high quality municipal services. It combines a small-town quality of life with the amenities of large metro areas in close proximity. Salary range $95-$120K plus excellent benefits, DOQ. Mayor and six City Council members elected on a non-partisan basis for two- year terms. $7.37M General Fund Annual Operating Budget with separate annual Enterprise Fund Budgets (Electric, Sewer, Water and Solid Waste) totaling $20.31M. With Special Revenue, Capital and TID, total 2022 Budgets are $39.5 M. 81 FT and 38 part-time and seasonal employees. Future emphasis on Five Year CIP implementation (emphasis on utility infrastructure); downtown redevelopment; parking facility improvements and park/open space development.

Require Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration or related field; prefer Master’s Degree with five (5) years of progressive municipal management experience. Consideration of candidates with private sector or military experience will be made if they can demonstrate accomplishments that directly relate to skills required. Municipal electric utility experience a plus. Residency is encouraged. Desire a strong skill set in financial management including budget development/monitoring; capital improvement planning and implementation; economic development facilitation with an emphasis on downtown redevelopment and citywide commercial development; human resources administration; community planning along with the ability to cultivate positive and productive relationships with the city council, staff, business community and citizens. The successful candidate should possess a high level of both personal and professional integrity; great listening and communication skills; be innovative in approaching community issues and problems and have a passion for public service. Visit the community website at for community profile and more detailed information.

Send cover letter, resume, salary history and five work-related references (One PDF) to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Kevin Brunner, President; 1155 W. South Street Whitewater WI 53190; e-mail; phone 262-903-9509 by February 4, 2022.

Confidentiality must be requested by applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Cover letter, resume, salary history and 5 work references (One PDF) to PAA, Attn: Kevin Brunner, e-mail by 2/4/2022

Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

City of Elkhorn


PO BOX 920
Elkhorn, WI 53121-0920
United States

Form of Government