City of Menomonie, WI (Population 16,843)
Menomonie is seeking a dynamic and approachable leader to be its next City Administrator. The current Administrator is retiring after 35 years of service to the community.
Menomonie is in north central Wisconsin between the Minneapolis-St. Paul (60 miles) and Eau Claire (25 miles) metro areas just south of the Interstate 94 Corridor and is the Dunn County seat. Menomonie is a traditional, yet progressive city that has a designated Downtown District, strong industrial base that includes several Fortune 500 companies as well as a state-of-the-art Hospital and Medical Center that is part of the Mayo Health System. It is also the home to the University of Wisconsin-Stout, which enjoys an international reputation for its excellent degree programs in business, industry, technology, education, human development and art and design. The Stout Technology Park offers unique opportunities to access the latest manufacturing technologies and strategies for business opportunities. The community has a small-town quality of life with big city amenities that make it an extremely attractive place to live, learn, work and play!
Starting salary range: $115K-$135K DOQ, plus excellent benefits. The city government is comprised of a Mayor and Eleven (11) Alderpersons elected on a non-partisan basis. The City Administrator oversees a $31M annual operating budget (including municipal utilities and six (6) Tax Increment Districts) and a 2023-2024 Capital Improvement Budget of approximately $5M. Leads a staff of 120 FTE and 60 part-time and seasonal employees. Future opportunities for the next Menomonie City Administrator include building out the 160-acre Technology Park; development of a Small Home affordable housing project; continued City and UW-Stout Collaborative Relations/Partnerships; continuation of balanced budgets with minimal property tax impacts and collaborative community strategic planning with city staff, Mayor, City Council and residents.
Require Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration or related field; prefer Master’s Degree with at least five years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a municipal organization. ICMA-CM designation a plus. Consideration of candidates with private sector or military experience will be made if they can demonstrate accomplishments that directly relate to skills required. Residency in community is encouraged.
Desire a strong background in budget development and management; capital improvement planning and execution (including TID development/implementation); strategic planning; organizational change and development; economic development; intergovernmental/university relations; human resources administration and community engagement. The successful candidate should be a person of high personal and professional honesty and integrity; be a team builder in addressing community issues; have a strong work ethic and commitment to public service; be humble and a good listener, and possess the ability to work with diverse personalities and perspectives. Visit the community website at www.menomonie-wi.gov for additional information.
Send cover letter, resume, salary history and 5 work-related references (in one PDF file) to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Kevin Brunner, President, President at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 6, 2023. Confidentiality must be requested and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.