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City Manager

This position provides an excellent professional opportunity to work for a supportive Board of Commissioners and with a high quality professional management team.

Danville is located on the southern edge of Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region, 35 miles southwest of Lexington. The City covers approximately 15.09 square miles and is a thriving community of 16,690. Danville is blessed with an abundant water supply, highly efficient roads and infrastructure and a well-educated citizenry. The City is home to Centre College which was founded in 1819 and is now among the most prestigious small liberal arts colleges in America. As the County seat for Boyle County and home to the areas major governmental, healthcare, educational and retail amenities, Danville is the business hub to a five (5) county, 100,000+/- population region. Danville's cost of living is very reasonable.

The City of Danville operates under a Commission/Manager form of government. Accordingly, the Mayor is directly elected and serves, participates and votes as a member of the City Commission. Four Commissioners are also elected at-large and with the Mayor constitute the Board of Commissioners. The Mayor serves for four years. The four Commission members serve two-year concurrent terms. All are elected on a nonpartisan basis. The Board of Commissioners appoints a City Manager who is responsible to the Board as the chief administrative officer for the City. This individual is a professional who is employed to advise the Board and to run the operational affairs of the City on a day-to-day basis.

Danville provides a full array of municipal services. Departments include Information Technology, Finance, Engineering (includes Public Works), Codes/ABC/Parking, City Clerk, City Attorney, Human Resources, Police (includes the 911 Center), Fire, Utilities (Water & Wastewater) and Administration. Planning & Zoning, Economic Development and Parks & Recreations services are provided through city/county appointed boards. The 2019/2020 City budget totals approximately $46.4 million. Danville employs approximately 150 FTE's. For more information about Danville, visit http://www.danvilleky.org/. The current city manager is retiring after 8 years of service in Danville and 35 years in total.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field combined with at least 5 years of increasingly responsible public management experience with preference for municipal management experience. A Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration is preferred. ICMA Credentialed Manager status is a plus and preference will be given to experienced town/city managers, assistant town/city managers and department heads from jurisdiction of comparable size and complexity to Danville and whose experience includes utilities. Valid driver's license required. Must have expertise in budget and finance, intergovernmental and community relations, redevelopment and economic development. The successful candidate will be politically astute, have exceptional interpersonal skills and enjoy community involvement. He or she will clearly possess and apply superior management and leadership abilities

The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Residency within the City of Danville is required within a reasonable time. The City will provide relocation assistance. City benefits are excellent.

The position will remain open until filled with the first resume screening scheduled for September 25, 2019. To be considered for this highly attractive professional opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to Slavin Management Consultants at slavin@bellsouth.net.

For more information about the position and/or the recruitment process you are invited to contact either Bob Slavin at slavin@bellsouth.net (770) 449-4656; or Randi Frank at Randi Frank Consulting, LLC randi@randifrank.com (203) 213-3722. See our websites for detailed Profile.

The City of Danville is an AA/EOE Employer

About International City Management

ICMA advances professional local government worldwide. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and advancing professional management of local government. ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, provides member support; publications, data, and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect 185 million individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.