City Manager

City of Fairview, OR

The City of Fairview, Oregon (population 10,671) is recruiting for its next City Manager. Located along the great Columbia River at the gateway to the Historic Columbia River Highway, Fairview is a family-friendly home to residents from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences who appreciate the community’s distinct balance of access to the urban amenities of Portland and the natural splendors of the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood.

The ideal candidate will possess strong, well rounded, leadership and management abilities along with a thorough understanding of Council-Manager government roles. Desired attributes include: experienced, collaborative, approachable, and well rounded, leadership and management abilities; ability to foster effective Council relations; demonstrated public finance proficiency; experience with managing and leading community and economic development projects; excellent communication skills; ability to effectively manage intergovernmental relations; familiarity with public works infrastructure; demonstrated community engagement experience; commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion principles; and an appreciation for Fairview.


The City Manager position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, planning, political science, or related field, and at least three years of upper-level local government management experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The City prefers a candidate with an advanced degree in public administration or related field, and at least five years of increasingly responsible experience. Experience and/or training in public finance and redevelopment initiatives such as working with Oregon urban renewal agencies is highly desired.

Compensation is $145,000 to $175,000 (DOQ).

Candidates are encouraged to review more details about the position available on the following link:

To be considered, candidates must complete and email the following application materials to no later than Sunday, April 21st.

(1) concise cover letter summarizing relevant background and qualifications for the position in PDF or Word format;
(2) resume in PDF or Word format;
(3) a Supplemental Application Form* in PDF or Word format;
and, if applicable,
(4) Military veterans must submit a completed and signed Oregon Veteran’s Preference form* in PDF or Word format, with supporting documentation.
* Forms available at

Questions may be directed to:
Emily Rehder
(503) 477-5615

The City of Fairview is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
For information on how to apply and review more details about the position go to:

Job Details

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

City of Fairview


1300 Ne Village St
Fairview, OR 97024-3817
United States

Form of Government


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