City Manager

City of Ironwood, MI

Michiganders are rightfully boastful of all its grand
peninsulas have to offer, and nowhere do all the
state’s attributes merge more acutely than in the City
of Ironwood. For the dynamic leader who has
dreamed of living and working in an outdoor four season paradise, the perfect opportunity is now
available. The city’s slogan “Find Your North” is most

Ironwood seeks a new city manager for only the
second time in 25 years. An approachable and
accessible leader will flourish in this small-town
environment that offers significant amenities. The City
of Ironwood is a full-service, progressive community
located in the beautiful and picturesque west end of
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The city operates as a council/manager form of
government. The city is financially stable with a
diversified economic base. The city has an overall
budget exceeding $15 million, which includes a
general fund exceeding $3.8 million. The city has a
taxable value of $99.4 million. The city has a
population of 5,045 residents, and the city employs 43
full-time employees and 13 part-time employees
delivering quality services.

The new city manager will develop and maintain
relationships with elected officials, department heads,
and all levels of city employees, and will respect and
value city residents. Proven communication,
interpersonal and human relations skills along with
the ability to interact with a wide variety of people
with varied attitudes and positions are important and
desirable qualities. The city has an engaged citizenry
that expects a transparent city government and open
communication between the city manager, mayor,
council members and citizens.

During the past two decades, the city has successfully
implemented a significant revitalization plan,
investing more than $50 million in water, sewer and
road infrastructure, as well as heavily investing in
parks and recreation trail development. Today,
thousands of visitors flock year-round to the
Ironwood area to access its significant outdoor

The current city manager retired in June after 17 years
of dedicated and professional service to the city. The
public safety director has assumed the interim city
manager position.

The City of Ironwood will offer a competitive
compensation and benefit package, with a salary
range of $85,000
to $105,000 and
a defined benefit
pension plan with
10 year vesting.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Submit resume, cover letter, consent form, & 5 professional references to: Subject Line: Ironwood Search EOE

Job Details

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

City of Ironwood


213 S Marquette St
Ironwood, MI 49938-2154
United States

Form of Government


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