City Manager

City of Bowdon, GA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $60,000 - $80,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 2,040
  • Website:
  • Where: 136 City Hall Ave, Bowdon, Ga. 30108
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council



The City of Bowdon, Georgia seeks applications for the position of City Manager.
Bowdon is poised for potential with its location in the growing West Georgia area. It has a strong sense of identity with a population over 2,000. The elected leadership seeks an individual with impeccable integrity, high energy, and a passion for developing a walkable, successful town center and safe, livable neighborhoods.
An elected mayor and four council members govern the city. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer responsible for the city’s daily operation with direct oversight of all city departments, including: Public Safety, Finance/Administration, Public Works, Recreation and City Clerk. The City Manager reports to the council.
Five years of progressive experience in city management is desired. Applicants should provide evidence of leadership in managing change and crafting community initiatives. In addition, the successful candidate will possess a strong ethical compass, an ability to communicate vision as well as tactical goals and a capacity to traverse a political environment with direct experience with elected officials. An ability to collaborate with regional partners is also required, with an emphasis on relationship building and identifying resources. Core skills include a working knowledge of financial statements, including trend assessment and forecasting; organizational skills with an eye for efficiencies and the role of technology in that process; communication skills (both oral and written); excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for customer service. Experience in water and waste water operations will be a plus.The successful candidate has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning; an MPA is desired. This position has a salary minimum of $60,000, offers will be commensurate with qualifications. Bowdon offers an excellent employee benefits package.
Underwood and Company is assisting the city in this search. Applications will be received until filled and screening of candidates will begin immediately. Application materials should include a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements; a resume; candidate’s contact information (phone and email) and the names, titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Submission of these materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.
Applications should be submitted to:
Tom Berry (
Underwood and Company
15125 US Highway 19 South
PMB 348
Thomasville, Georgia 31792 229-221-3240

The City of Bowdon is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer