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Eastpointe, MI - City Manager

Eastpointe, MI (32,442) Eastpointe is a full-service community in a thriving metropolitan area boasting the 35th largest residential population in the State and was formerly known as East Detroit.  Eastpointe is the gateway to Macomb County and is part of a metropolitan area totaling 3.7 million residents.  Founded in 1837, Eastpointe possesses a rich history of multiple cultures extending back to the early French and Irish settler days and is now a refuge for urban dwellers wanting easy access to both urban, suburban, and waterfront amenities and is known as a family-friendly town.  Macomb County has more registered boats than any other U.S. county.  Eastpointe is located 5 miles from Lake St. Clair and 16 miles from the Detroit International Waterfront, Ford Field, Comerica Park, Little Caesars Arena, and Fox Theater.    


The City Council is seeking a highly professional, ethical, and energetic candidate to serve as its next City Manager. Eastpointe has numerous restaurants and shopping along its retail corridors. Tidy neighborhoods with plentiful housing and competitive public/private educational systems are all located within a compact 5.1 square miles. The City provides a full range of police, fire, court, library, assessing, water/sewer operations, community/economic development, public works, parks, and administrative services. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer and makes all appointments except for the City Attorney. The City Council consists of a separately elected Mayor and four Council Members. The City Manager is responsible for the implementation of policy and the overall operations of a $51 million combined budget, as well as management and leadership of 166 full-time equivalent employees (136 full-time). 


Qualified individuals should have:


  • A minimum of five years’ progressively responsible experience in a leadership position in an organization of comparable complexity within a major metropolitan area including labor relations.
  • A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or related field; a master's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field is strongly preferred.
  • A team-oriented leadership style with knowledge of and practice in collaborative management concepts and principles using innovative strategies, practices, and techniques.
  • A creative, problem-solving approach with strong follow-through and well developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and a strong commitment to community. 
  • At least one year of experience as a City Manager or Assistant Manager is preferred, although experience in comparable positions will be considered.


Starting salary range is $110,000- 125,000, depending on qualifications and experience.  Residency upon employment in the City of Eastpointe, or shortly thereafter, is preferred. Apply online at with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by September 30, 2019 to the attention of Ryan Cotton, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062.,  Tel:  224-282-8304.


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Posted:Sep 23, 2019

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