City Manager

City of East Lansing, MI

East Lansing, Michigan, is a vibrant city in the heart of the state, known for its lively atmosphere and a strong sense of community with an urban-suburban mix. Home to Michigan State University, with a population of approximately 50,000 students and 15,000 employees, the city exudes energy and spirit. Tree-lined streets and well-maintained neighborhoods offer a picturesque backdrop for the city's bustling downtown area.

One of the defining features of East Lansing is its thriving arts and culture scene. The city is home to numerous art galleries, theaters, and music venues, showcasing a range of artistic expressions including the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, located on the Michigan State University campus. In addition, the city hosts a range of events, including the Summer Solstice, the Jazz Festival, and the East Lansing Art Festival, guaranteeing there is always something to enjoy.

A blend of sectors and industries ensures the East Lansing economy continues to grow, with the state equalized value of all property in the city increasing by $68.3 million in the last year. Investments and new development throughout the city remain strong, including recent projects such as The Graduate Hotel, Abbot Apartments, and more.

The current workforce across the city includes 294 full-time and 86 part-time employees. The city has a general fund budget of $44.7 million and a total budget consisting of all funds in the amount of $129.3 million.

Nestled in the heart of the Great Lakes region, the City of East Lansing combines education, entertainment, and natural surroundings creating an appealing community for all.

Application deadline: June 19th

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

City of East Lansing


410 Abbot Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823-3321
United States

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