City Manager

City of East Grand Rapids, MI

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $92,300 - $120,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 10,694
  • Where: 750 Lakeside Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Oct 22 2018

Please submit resume, cover letter, salary history, consent form, and five professional references to: Email:, Subject Line: East Grand Rapids Search -OR- Mail: Michigan Municipal League, ATTN: East Grand Rapids Search, 1675 Green Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Questions can be directed to MML Executive Recruiter Kathie Grinzinger at Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed or and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter. This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Situated along the shores of Reeds Lake, East Grand Rapids, Michigan is a vibrant community boasting a thriving business district, charming residential corridors, pristine school grounds, and beautiful natural elements –hallmarks of why residents choose to make this community home.

Its location couldn’t be better. Abutting the fastest growing, most economically and culturally dynamic urban area in the state, East Grand Rapids sits just a short drive from the incomparable shoreline of Lake Michigan.

A stable, active and fiscally healthy community, East Grand Rapids is a full-service city chartered as a council-manager form of government. Home to 11,731 residents, its highly educated, civic-minded population supports a level of municipal services well known for exceeding benchmarks.

While only a short ride to all the cultural, entertainment, urban amenities and robust labor market Grand Rapids offers, East Grand Rapids has a brand all its own. Boasting one of the top school districts in all of Michigan, this is a community of choice where real estate sales are often marked in hours rather than weeks. Parks, green space, recreation opportunities, library offerings, and community gatherings attract thousands of residents and visitors at every turn. A quaint downtown - Gaslight Village - captures shopping, services, and unique restaurants in the center of it all.

Fiscally sound for decades, East Grand Rapids employs 80 regular full time and part time employees who function in an interdependent and customer/client driven culture. The 2018 general fund budget is $12 million, with enterprise funds adding another $4.7 million. The total annual budget is $24.7 million. A special road millage is
set at 1.8 mills.

East Grand Rapids is in the process of hiring its first city manager in the last 25 years, following the retirement of the current executive. Only life-long learners with innovative problem-solving skills and an unwavering commitment to meet the needs of the community will be considered for this opportunity. East Grand Rapids will offer a competitive compensation package including a starting salary within the range of $92,300 to $120,000, depending on the qualifications and experience of its next executive.

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