City Manager

City of Janesville, WI

The City of Janesville (population 65,615) is a historic, full-service community located on the Rock River amidst the rolling hills of south-central Wisconsin. Known as “Wisconsin’s Park Place,” Janesville has an abundance of beautiful parks, playgrounds, trails, cross-country skiing routes, and other recreation areas. The City is also home to 13.5% of the Wisconsin buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These buildings are within the City’s 13 historic districts.

The City Manager is responsible to the Janesville City Council and is the chief executive officer. The City Manager is responsible for management of the city administration and service delivery to the community. The City Manager oversees operation of the City’s departments, including Fire, Neighborhood & Community Services, Police, Public Works, and Library. This position is responsible for an annual budget of $119M, Capital Improvement budget of $78M, Water & Wastewater Utilities budget of $24M, Sanitation budget of $12M, and a Stormwater Utility budget of $8M.

This position also works closely with community members, local business leaders, and is highly visible at community events.

Applicants that desire confidentiality must include the following statement in their cover letter stating, "In accord with Wis. Stats. Sec.
19.36(7)(b), I, an applicant for the position of city manager for the City of Janesville, hereby indicate in writing to the authority that I do
not wish the authority to reveal my identity, except if I am a finalist. Because I have so indicated, the authority shall not provide access
to any record related to me that may reveal my identity, unless and until I am selected as a finalist — as those terms are defined
and/or understood under Wisconsin’s Public Records Laws."

For more information about this position, please reach out to Chris Lowe, GPS Partner at (785) 766-9104.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
To apply, please email resume and cover letter in .pdf format to the attention of Chris Lowe,

Job Details

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

City of Janesville


18 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548-2928
United States

Form of Government


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